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Kayla M. Hansen

Class of '16, Master of Education

Kayla M. Hansen, Omaha, and Joseph Stava were married on March 14, 2020.

Nyamul B. Tutdeal

Class of '16, College of Professional Studies

Nyamul B. Tutdeal ’16L, Philadelphia, Pa. has been named policy director for the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC).   

Reid M. and Hanah Barnard Baumgartner

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '17, College of Arts and Sciences

Reid M. ’16 and Hanah Barnard ’17 Baumgartner, Beatrice, welcomed twin sons, Cale Roger and Blaine Ryan on October 14th.

Kayla Baumsberger and Christopher Svoboda

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '18, College of Professional Studies

Kayla Baumsberger ’16 and Christopher Svoboda ’18GI, St Paul, were married on July 6, 2019.

Zach B. Kucera

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Zach B. Kucera, ’16, Omaha, is a Chiropractor and has opened a practice in Elkhorn, Kucera Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

Emily Lively

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Lively ’16, Hope Mills, N.C. and Joshua Bruck were married on July 13, 2019.

Kayleigh A. Schadwinkel and Zachary J. Hickman

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '17, College of Arts and Sciences

Kayleigh A. Schadwinkel ’16 and Zachary J. Hickman ’17, Highlands Ranch, Colo. were married on December 28, 2019 in Scottsbluff.  Kayleigh and Zach met at a country swing dance night on Doane's Crete Campus and then got to know each other better through working together on Kayleigh’s POYDS Dance Club Theater Dance Production in April 2016.   Zach is a social studies and economics teacher for Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and volunteers as an assistant for the Valor Christian Track and Field Program. Kayleigh is running two businesses, POYDS Dance Company and a traveling professional choreography business, Kayleigh Schadwinkel Dance & Choreography in which she travels across the midwestern portion of the United States providing dance and choreography services. 

Jessica L. Shultis

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Lincoln, Nebraska

Jessica was crowned Miss Nebraska 2018 in June, and competed in the Miss America 2019 pageant on September 9, 2018. Shultis placed in the top 10 at the Miss America pageant. 

Jacob E. Leuenberger

Class of '11, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '16, Master of Education

Jacob E. Leuenberger ’11, ’16E, Syracuse, is a science teacher at Nebraska City High School.

Joseph R. Couch

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph R. Couch ’16, Lincoln, has announced his candidacy to represent District 21 in the Nebraska Legislature.

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