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Business Alumni Join University’s Young Alumni Academy

Business Alumni Join University’s Young Alumni Academy
The Nebraska Alumni Association selected 45 Husker alumni to the 2023 class of the Young Alumni Academy, including 16 College of Business alumni.

The Nebraska Alumni Association selected 45 University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduates to the 2023 class of its Young Alumni Academy. This 11th cohort includes alumni in a wide variety of professions, backgrounds and experiences, including 16 who graduated with a business degree.

The Academy provides an in-person and online experience dedicated to enhancing the connection and engagement of young alumni with the university. It offers participants exclusive opportunities for professional development, network building with other successful alumni, personal meetings with university leaders and behind-the-scenes access to new campus facilities and initiatives. Members meet monthly for an eight-month period. 

Incoming members are listed by their hometown, year of graduation and major/program:


Elkhorn: Lauren Stehlik, ’22, College of Business, human resource management; Jason Thompson, ’05, College of Business, management

Gretna: Maddie Caverzagie, ’19, College of Business, human resource management

Lincoln: Chloe Higgins, ’22, College of Business, economics; Katie Hill, ’22, College of Business, actuarial science; Alyson Lenz, ’21, College of Business, marketing; Edgar Montoya, ’21, College of Business, management, marketing; Tyler Puccio, ’19, College of Business, management; Gibby Sorto, ’21, College of Business, supply chain management

Omaha: Jordan Dodge, ’19, College of Business, management; Candy Jimenez-Caballero, ’21, College of Business, intercollegiate athletics administration; Austen Thielen, ’19, College of Business, accounting


Chicago, Ill.: David Strang, ’19, College of Business, management

Flushing, N.Y.: Steven Cohen, ’14, ’15, & ’23, Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts, music; College of Business, master of business administration

Portland, Ore.: Rachel Kleist, ’19, College of Business, economics

Westfield, Ind.: Wes Edrington, ’16 & ’18, College of Arts & Sciences, mathematics and physics; College of Business, master of business administration

Learn more about the Young Alumni Academy at:

Published: November 2, 2023