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Madison E. Elder

Class of '18, College of Arts and Sciences

York, Madison is the Digital Director for the Grand Island Independent newspaper.

Brody P. Lauby

Class of '18, College of Arts and Sciences

Brody holds the position of activity specialist at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC.

Andrea Swanson Kuester

Class of '04, College of Arts and Sciences

Omaha, Andrea holds the position of physician assistant at OrthoNebraska.

Trisha Fanning Lind

Class of '05, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '09E, Master of Education

Class of '11, Master of Education

Lincoln, Trisha  will be serving as vice principal for Lincoln Public Schools at Park Middle School effective July 1st.  Trisha is married to Dustin A. Lind  ’08.  Dustin is an investigator for Lincoln Police Department serving in the gangs unit.  Lind is a member of Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) and is serving in his 12th year of employment with the department.

Emily Jordening Brandt

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Omaha,  Emily is a graduate studies admission specialist/assessment specialist at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.   

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.

Philip A. Goddard

Class of '09, Master of Education

Lincoln,  Philip was the May recipient of Channel 10/11 Golden Apple Award.  Philip is a Band Instructor at Milford Public Schools.  

Trevor J. Torpin

Class of '09, College of Arts and Sciences

Silver Springs, Md.  Trevor earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics in 2019 from Catholic University of America, located in Washington D.C. Torpin holds the position of senior professional staff  at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.