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Maureen Beck Halama

Class of '12, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '17, Master of Education

Maureen Beck Halama  ’12, ’17E, Crete, was featured in the December 2019 issue of Band and Orchestra Magazine as one of the 50 Directors that Make a Difference.  Halama was recognized for her work at Fairbury Public Schools where she led the instrumental music program for concert and jazz band.  One music director from each of the 50 states was selected for their accomplishments leading school music programs. Halama is currently a K-12 vocal music instructor at Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools.

Megan O’Brien Sloup

Class of '15, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '17, Master of Education

Megan O’Brien Sloup  ’15, ’17E, Lincoln, was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and received the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award.  This award is given to only 5 educators in southeast Nebraska. Megan is a vocal music instructor at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln.

Elizabeth Kissinger

Class of '19, Master of Education

Elizabeth Kissinger  ’19E, Hastings, and Brady Lollman were married on July 13, 2019.

Sarah Hvistendahl

Class of '19, Master of Education

Sarah Hvistendahl   ’19E and Jason Demaray, were married on July 5, 2019.

Alyssa Helmink

Class of '19, Master of Education

Alyssa Helmink ’19E, Omaha and Caleb Palensky were married on January 25, 2020.

Nicole L. Cloudt

Class of '03, Master of Education

Nicole L. Cloudt ’03E, Kennard, is a fifth grade teacher at Arbor Park Intermediate Schools with Blair Community School. 

Audrey R. Wondercheck

Class of '15, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '18, Master of Education

Audrey R. Wondercheck ’15, ’18E, Newman Grove, has joined West Holt Public Schools, teaching 8th grade science, physical science, anatomy and physiology. Wondercheck will also serve as the junior high volleyball and junior high track coach.

Melinda Stauffer Podany

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '18, Master of Education

Melinda Stauffer Podany ’16, ’18E, O’Neill, was appointed as second grade teacher at Saint Mary’s Catholic School.

Cory C. Friedrich

Class of '05, Master of Education

Class of '10, Master of Education

Cory C. Friedrich ’05E, ’10E, Winside, has been appointed as principal K-12 at Winside Public Schools.

Angie D. Burns

Class of '07, Master of Education

Angie D. Burns ’07E, Omaha, has been appointed as principal at Chandler View Elementary with Omaha Public Schools.

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