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Jennifer L. Cramer

Class of '08, College of Professional Studies

Class of '15, Master of Administrative Arts and Management

Doniphan, Jennifer recently launched Alliant HR.  Alliant HR is based in Grand Island and partners with Nebraska businesses for their talent acquisition, onboarding, project management, offer negotiation and recognition needs. The firm specializes in recruiting and retaining employees in accounting and finance, engineering, human resources and manufacturing leadership.

Michael L. Railsback

Class of '08, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael L. Railsback  ’08,  Roca,  Michael  and his spouse Sarah welcomed their son, Barrett Miles on May 4th. Barrett is also being welcomed by his older sister, Piper.

John C. Thayer

Class of '08, College of Arts and Sciences

Yankton, S.D.,   John has been named the play-by-play announcer for the University of South Dakota – Vermillion Coyote Football and Men’s Basketball Teams.  Thayer previously served 7 years as an announcer for the Women’s Basketball team.

Nikki Scism Piper

Class of '08, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '12, Master of Education

Nikki and her spouse, Ben, welcomed their daughter, Maelee Margaret on July 8th.  She joins siblings Brynlee and Ryker.  Nikki is an Instructor of Practice in Education at Doane and is working toward her Ed.D.

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Daniel J. Peters

Class of '08, Master of Administrative Arts and Management

Daniel J. Peters  ’08A, Hastings, has been named the Executive Director of the Hastings Community Foundation.  In his role, Peters will work with the board of directors to provide leadership for communication and publicity, financial administration, fundraising, donor stewardship, and community outreach. In addition, he will oversee the Foundation’s leadership of Give Hastings Day and the Key Society.  

Steve and Christina Voigt Welch

Class of '08, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Steve ’08 and Christina Voigt Welch ’07, Lincoln, welcomed their daughter, Karrin Cecily Welch on December 17, 2019.

Helen Abdali Soosan Fagen

Class of '08, College of Professional Studies

Helen Abdali Soosan Fagen ’08L, Lincoln, was featured in the January 12th issue of the Lincoln Journal Star.  Fagan was interviewed for her personal perspective about Iranians living in Nebraska and the unrest in Iran.

Sarah Evans Kort

Class of '08, College of Professional Studies

Class of '11, Master of Administrative Arts and Management

Sarah Evans Kort ’08GI, ’11A, Hastings, is the associate dean of instruction for the Health Sciences Department at Central Community College.

Elizabeth A. Miller

Class of '08, Master of Education

Elizabeth A. Miller ’08E, Lincoln, is principal of Dawes Middle School with Lincoln Public Schools.

Otieno Paulvince Obuon

Class of '08, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '11, Master of Education

Class of '19, Doctorate of Education

Otieno Paulvince Obuon  ’08, ’11E, ’19DE, Crete, was the recipient of the Young Alumni Award at the 2019 Doane Homecoming Alumni Banquet. Paulvince has demonstrated outstanding service inside and outside of the classroom. His selflessness is seen at every turn, playing a large role in shaping the man he is today.

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