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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.   

Brian L. Hoogheem

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

and his wife, Jennie, welcomed their daughter, Isabelle Grace on July 1.  Isabelle joins older brother, Elijah.

Craig E. Wiles

Class of '07, Master of Education

Papillion, Craig is the recipient of the 2020 Alice Buffet Outstanding Teaching Award presented by Omaha Public  Schools.  The award, handed out each year since 1988, goes to OPS nominees with at least two years of teaching experience. The award is named for an aunt of Omaha investor Warren Buffett who taught high school home economics in OPS for more than 35 years.  Awardees are nominated by colleagues, students and parents.  Wiles is a 5th grade teacher at Crestridge Elementary and has taught for Omaha public schools for 20 years.

Amy E. Sherwood

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Amy E. Sherwood ’07, Seattle, Wash., is an Associate Program Officer – Impact & Evaluation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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.

Christy Hillabrand Davis

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '13, Master of Education

Christy Hillabrand Davis ’07, ’13E, Sells, Ariz. is now a teacher for the Baboquivari Unified School District. 

Miranda R. Offner

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Miranda R. Offner ’07, Omaha, is a teaching professional at Millard Public Schools.

Ellie J. Windle

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Ellie J. Windle ’07, New York, N.Y., and Will Heins welcomed a daughter, Lina JoAnn Windle Heins on June 26, 2019.

Jessica A. Votipka

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Jessica A. Votipka ’07, York, is the Features Editor at the York News Times. Jessica’s personal column received third place at the 2019 Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition. The Great Plains Associated Press also recently recognized Jessica Votipka with a third place features article award. The Great Plains Region is comprised of Associated Press member papers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and divided into three judging divisions by circulation. The York News Times as a whole was also named overall General Excellence among all Division 1 papers.

Daniel S. Bartels

Class of '07, College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel S. Bartels ’07, Milford, holds the position of junior high football coach and elementary staff member at Milford Public Schools.

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