Dear Parents and Families,
As we close the spring semester, I want to thank you for your support and patience as we navigated the transition to remote learning. I am proud of our students, faculty and staff for their resilience and our university’s tagline, In Our Grit Our Glory, became very real for each of us as we had to dig deep during a time of uncertainty. Even when the world went remote due to COVID-19, the Nebraska Business community stayed connected and supported each other.
For those with students graduating this weekend, know that we are very proud of them. Our May 2020 graduates were among the first to utilize our new building and made it a home for our community. The university planned a virtual Go Big Grad Celebration on Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. for anyone who wants to tune in and graduates may return for an in-person Commencement in the future. In addition, all of us at the College of Business wanted our May graduates (and all of you with graduates or who know graduates) to be able to celebrate this day, so we provided a special CoB Graduation Celebration Kit for their own online or drive-thru graduation parties for family and friends. The kit included invites they could tailor, a video message from me, Husker Hired graphics for social media, fun props, yard sign template and more. College of Business May 2020 graduates can also sign up to receive a free Nebraska Business May 2020 Graduate T-shirt. (Orders are due by Sunday, May 10.)
I encourage all students and parents to follow us on social media – Nebraska College of Business on Facebook and @NebraskaBiz on Instagram and Twitter – for shoutouts, information, updates and more. Also, our graduates should look for a special video posted May 6 and share photos, tag us and use the hashtag #GoBigGrad.
Again, we are so very proud of all of our students and look forward to the future as the college continues to advance our mission. We strengthen and continue to build our programs of distinction that attract the best and brightest students from Nebraska and beyond. We provide support services to our students to help them achieve success through our Teaching and Learning Center, Business Advising and Student Engagement, Business Career Center and the Clifton Strengths Institute. We expand our presence in the online graduate space by adding specialized master’s programs (M.S. in Business Analytics and M.S. in Finance) and certificate programs (Human Resource Management and Financial Communications). These are just a few examples of the many exciting things happening within the College of Business.
I also want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of our Husker moms who will also be celebrated this weekend. You always wear multiple hats, but during this time – probably more than ever – you may have found yourself multitasking as a parent, student, teacher, caregiver and employee simultaneously. As a mom of college students too, I hope you give yourself grace as much as you've supported your children through this time.
Best wishes to you and your family. I look forward to seeing your students in fall – that includes our graduates who I hope come back for an in-person Commencement and our Nebraska Business alumni events!
Dean Kathy Farrell