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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.

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.

Laura McNerny Happold

Class of '13, College of Arts and Sciences

Laura McNerny Happold ’13, Giltner, and her spouse, Joe, welcomed their third child, Luke Joseph, on November 1, 2019.  Luke joins siblings Mallory and Michael.

Kayla Tindle Jenkins

Class of '13, College of Arts and Sciences

Kayla Tindle Jenkins ’13, Des Moines, Iowa, and her spouse, Ross, welcomed their daughter, Amica on November 3, 2019.

Katie Brauer Morris

Class of '13, College of Arts and Sciences

Katie Brauer Morris ’13, Omaha, was this year’s recipient of the Nebraska Young Music Educator of the Year Award presented by the Nebraska Music Educators Association at its state conference and convention November 21-23.  Morris teaches K-5 general music at Elliott Elementary in Lincoln.

Ryan A. Baumgartner

Class of '14, College of Arts and Sciences

Ryan A. Baumgartner ’14, Crete, was appointed to head women’s basketball coach after serving as Interim Coach since late November. 

Sierra M. Jones

Class of '14, College of Arts and Sciences

Sierra M. Jones ’14, Scottsdale, Ariz. is a regional director – southwest region for RiverFront Investment Group in Phoenix, Ariz.

Austine M. Sanchez

Class of '14, College of Arts and Sciences

Austine M. Sanchez ’14, Bend, Ore., is a residential education coordinator at Oregon State University-Cascades.

Kylie Garrett Taylor

Class of '14, College of Arts and Sciences

Kylie Garrett Taylor ’14, and her husband, Evan, Houston, Tex. Were married on November 16, 2019.

Bernard Brown

Class of '73, College of Arts and Sciences

Bernard Brown ’73, Lincoln, will be inducted into the Class of 2020 Doane University Hall of Fame on March 27, 2020.

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