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Erin Cimpl-Nahorny

Class of '01, Master of Counseling

Erin Cimpl-Nahorny '01C, Columbus. After her 4 year old son was diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma cancer in 2012, she and her spouse, Chris, started up Sammy's Superheroes Foundation in response to the needed research and funding for childhood cancers compared to all other forms.  The Foundation works to raise funds, as well as research and awareness, for all kinds of childhood cancer.  Now, she’s helping not only her own son, but thousands of children battling cancer.

Junu C. Phillips

Class of '02, College of Arts and Sciences

Junu C. Phillips ’02, Chicago, Ill. is a senior talent acquisition manager at G2.

Leigh A. Petersen

Class of '02, College of Arts and Sciences

Leigh A. Petersen ’02, Austin, Tex., is a business analyst at Vrbo.

Nicholas L. Burke

Class of '02, College of Arts and Sciences

Nicholas L. Burke ’02, Dayton, Nev., was promoted to Economist I for the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Division in Research and Analysis.

D.J. O'Donnell

Class of '02, College of Arts and Sciences

D.J. O’Donnell ’02, Reston, Va., is regional operations manager-northeast at E2 Optics.

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. 

Jessica Caruso McDowell

Class of '03, College of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Caruso McDowell ’03, Crete, is a 4th grade teacher at Crete Public Schools.

Dr. Joshua A. McDowell

Class of '03, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '08, Master of Education

Dr. Joshua A. McDowell ’03, ’08E, Crete, is Superintendent at Crete Public Schools.

Mary Chiang Spivey

Class of '03, College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Chiang Spivey ’03, Lincoln, has been promoted to head of customer success for IBM.

Eric L. Stearns

Class of '03, College of Arts and Sciences

Eric L. Stearns ’03, Lincoln, associate professor of art and design and Erin Cross, assistant professor of art and design, designed and painted the cardinal art titled, Transformation.  Doane is the proud owner of Transformation, however, other cardinals were auctioned off at a Blue River Arts Council event. All proceeds went to the Blue River Arts Council. Eric was also a showcased artist at the Annual Lincoln Arts Festival in Lincoln. 

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