May 15, 2013

Nebraska at Oxford Program Celebrating 25 Years

The Nebraska at Oxford Program offered through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration is celebrating 25 years, its Silver Jubilee. Dean Donde Plowman and other members of the Silver Jubilee Committee will be hosting events at UNL and prestigious Oxford University this summer and fall in celebration. They would also like to grow the Nebraska at Oxford Scholarship Fund in order to provide 25 students with scholarships to attend the Nebraska at Oxford Program annually.
 
Plowman said, “Through donations to the Nebraska at Oxford Scholarship Fund, UNL students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to study abroad will receive a scholarship to do so at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The students live and study at Jesus College and attend the theater, sporting events and much more.”
 
More than 1,600 students have participated in the Nebraska at Oxford Program, which is the largest and most popular study abroad program at UNL. Students study economics and literature, and learn about themselves and the world for four weeks.
 
Oxford Shirts

Oxford 25th Anniversary Shirts

2012 CBA graduate Jake Daberkow said, “Attending the Nebraska at Oxford Program was a financial stretch for me, but it was worth every penny. Coming from a small town, the experience of being immersed in different cultures and attending such a prestigious university opened my eyes to life outside of our borders. I will continue to be a supporter of CBA and contribute to the Oxford Scholarship Fund to ensure other students can have the same life-changing experience.”
 
There are two ways to contribute to the Nebraska at Oxford  Scholarship Fund. Make your check payable to the NU Foundation and mail to: 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508 or go to the CBA website at: http://cba.unl.edu/support. Those who donate $100 or more will receive a special Silver Jubilee Commemorative T-shirt.
 
The Silver Jubilee Steering Committee includes: Dr. Martin Holmes, program director and lecturer in political economy at Oxford; Dr. Nicholas Horsewood, assistant program director and lecturer of international economics at Oxford; Vin Gupta, founding supporter, chairman and CEO of EVERSET Group LLC; Dr. Gordie Karels, associate dean at the UNL College of Business Administration and Plowman.