Nebraska Business alumni returned to campus for a tailgate in the Henrickson Family Atrium at Hawks Hall prior to the Nebraska vs. Purdue football game, September 29. The 300 alumni and guests reminisced about college days and shared why it’s important to be a part of the Nebraska Business community.
“The connections you make with Nebraskans throughout the country just keep coming back to origins that started at the University of Nebraska and the College of Business. Without that background and education, we would not have had the careers we had,” said Connie Peters, ’88, of Phoenix, referring to her accounting career and that of her husband’s Wendell Peters, ’79.
Wendall noted how moving to Phoenix only enhanced their connections with Nebraska alumni. It also motivated them to give back to the university and college.
“We got involved in the Nebraska Alumni Association, including 15 years with the Arizonans for Nebraska. The college and university have given us so much that we want to give back. We want kids now to experience the same things we did. By giving back, that is how you do it,” Wendell said.
Remarking on his first visit to Hawks Hall, Darren Lunzmann, ’91, of Lincoln, said, “The building is fantastic and there’s so many renovations going on throughout the university. It makes me wish I was 18 again.”
Like the Peters, Lunzmann shared how he uses his education as an account executive with Sysco.
“From accounting to marketing and other little pieces in between, my business administration degree helps me to this day. It’s nice to be back where it all started.”
Dean Kathy Farrell awarded milestone anniversary lapel pins to members of the classes of 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008.