Dr. Rebekah "Becka" Neary-DeLaPorte is the assistant director for the Honors Academy. She earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from Simpson College, her master of science in college student personnel administration from Illinois State University and earned her doctorate in adult and higher education administration from the University of South Dakota. Her doctoral research explored the motivating factors which contributed to the recruitment and retention of faculty members serving as student organization advisors. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska–Lincoln team, Becka spent her professional career working in the division of student affairs, helping promote student involvement, planning campus wide programming, facilitating leadership development opportunities and providing oversight to student organizations.
Becka enjoys traveling, writing for Omaha Mom's Blog and spending time with her husband, two dogs and twin boys. Fun Fact: Becka worked on a Hawaiian cruise ship one summer while in college.