Price's quick start helped AVE Business Center manage pandemic shift

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Price’s quick start helped AVE Business Center manage pandemic shift

Nebraska's Stacy Price adjusted quickly to a new position and helped the AVE Business Center weather a shift to remote work at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Nebraska's Stacy Price adjusted quickly to a new position and helped the AVE Business Center weather a shift to remote work at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor’s Note — This is part of a Women’s History Month series featuring women who make a positive impact on the campus community through their work as office/service employees. The Women of Service series is organized by the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Stories will run in Nebraska Today through March 30.

When the university went remote in response to COVID-19, Nebraska’s Stacy Price was just settling into a new position.

Having worked for Vision Maker Media within Nebraska Public Media for two years, Price shifted in February 2021 to the AVE Business Center — a team that the Department of Animal Science, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and related veterinary programs on campus. She was just learning how the unit processes accounting transactions when the pandemic hit.

In the organized chaos that followed as the university pivoted to remote instruction and work, Price didn’t miss a beat in the new gig.

“Stacy had the difficult task of learning a new position at a time when we were working primarily remotely,” said Carrie Duffy, finance/grants specialist lead with the AVE Business Center. “She was able to get up to speed quickly and managed a high volume of work, all while maintaining a great attitude.”

In the months since, Price has shown her dedication to managing the books and making certain that receipts and paperwork from faculty and staff are turned in and approved on time. She even has been known to drive to the Animal Science feedlot to pick up paperwork directly from employees.

“Stacy is pleasant to work with in any situation, extremely attentive to the details and the accuracy of her work, and willing to go above and beyond job expectations when needed,” Paul Kumke, feedlot manager for Animal Sciences. “We truly appreciate Stacy’s dedication to her job and to the university.”

The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women reached out to get to know Price and learn more about her dedication to students, faculty and staff at Nebraska U. Her interview follows.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born and raised in McCook. I have been married to my husband Josh for 17 years and we have two teenage boys, Tanner and Preston, who keep us very busy. I started with the university in 2015 as a contracts/accounting associate for Vision Maker Media. I currently work in the AVE Business Center as a financial associate for Animal Science.

What do you look forward to when you come to work?

The people! I work with some great colleagues that are incredibly talented & dedicated.

What is your favorite memory at the university?

Working at UNL has allowed me to become a season ticket holder. My husband an boys are huge football fans and my family has created many memories attending Husker games. We’re excited to have many more memories with them in Memorial Stadium.

What is your life like outside of work?

Most of my time outside of work is spent watching our boys in all their sports and activities. I also enjoy relaxing at the lake and camping with family and friends.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I don’t have any great talents. But, I have attended several concerts and enjoy listening to a variety of music.

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