Seven Huskers have been named winners in the second week of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Registry giveaway.
Offered through Aug. 13, the weekly prize drawings are open to all students (undergraduate, graduate and professional-degree seeking) and university employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and register their status with the online registry. Eight prizes are awarded weekly, seven to students and one to faculty/staff.
Of the seven awards announced July 19, five were new and two carried over from the first week of the giveaway. Those winners, their college/department and prize are:
- Vanessa Dominguez, Arts and Sciences (smart watch)
- Ariel Levi, Arts and Sciences (Nebraska Innovation Studio membership for one year)
- Finn Nebel, Engineering (Husker gear)
- Joe Pfeiffer, Business (weekly Dairy Store ice cream for two for one year)
- Maureen Halpenny, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (Season tickets for two, Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Broadway series)
Other student prizes yet to be claimed in the second week of the giveaway include a semester of monthly, 60-minute massages at Campus Recreation; $250 Dining Dollars meal plan with University Dining Service; and a Campus Recreation all-access bundle.
Two of the three prizes unclaimed from the first drawing on July 9 have also been claimed. Those winners are:
- Benjamin Cook, Engineering (semester of monthly 60-minute massages at Campus Recreation)
- Jaden Feeney, Arts and Sciences (weekly Dairy Store ice cream for two)
The Nebraska Innovation Studio membership from the first week of the drawings has yet to be awarded.
Announced June 23 by Chancellor Ronnie Green, the registry allows all vaccinated undergraduate, graduate and professional degree-seeking students, as well as faculty and staff, to record their status and earn an entry for prize giveaways. Participants also earn an exemption from university plans for regular saliva-based COVID-19 testing in the fall.
Participants are eligible for the weekly prize drawings, as well as grand prizes — which include (for all students) five awards worth a year of resident undergraduate tuition and fees ($9,872), and (for faculty/staff) a trip for two to watch the Husker football game in Ireland in August 2022.
Overall, the six weekly drawings for smaller prizes (including meal plans, Husker gear, massages, free parking and Husker ticket packages) will continue through Aug. 13. The grand prize drawings will be held after Aug. 15. A full list of prizes is available here.
Winners are notified every Friday afternoon via email at the address provided via the voluntary vaccine registry. Those selected have 72 hours to respond to accept the prize award.
The registry allows users to submit name, NUID number, preferred email, affiliation with the university, details on vaccine type and dates received, and upload documentation. The registry is open to all students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated. All vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and recognized by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department are accepted for the registry and the prize drawing. Details are available in the registry.
Details on vaccination availability can be found here.
More details on the university’s plans to return to primarily in-person, full-capacity instruction, the voluntary vaccine registry and weekly prize drawings are available on the university’s COVID-19 website.