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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.

Mariah K. Ruhl

Class of '15, College of Arts and Sciences

Mariah K. Ruhl ’15, Exeter, is a graphic designer/illustrator at the Nebraska Economic Development Corporation.

Kayla Baumsberger and Christopher Svoboda

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '18, College of Professional Studies

Kayla Baumsberger ’16 and Christopher Svoboda ’18GI, St Paul, were married on July 6, 2019.

Zach B. Kucera

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Zach B. Kucera, ’16, Omaha, is a Chiropractor and has opened a practice in Elkhorn, Kucera Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

Emily Lively

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Lively ’16, Hope Mills, N.C. and Joshua Bruck were married on July 13, 2019.

Kayleigh A. Schadwinkel and Zachary J. Hickman

Class of '16, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of '17, College of Arts and Sciences

Kayleigh A. Schadwinkel ’16 and Zachary J. Hickman ’17, Highlands Ranch, Colo. were married on December 28, 2019 in Scottsbluff.  Kayleigh and Zach met at a country swing dance night on Doane's Crete Campus and then got to know each other better through working together on Kayleigh’s POYDS Dance Club Theater Dance Production in April 2016.   Zach is a social studies and economics teacher for Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and volunteers as an assistant for the Valor Christian Track and Field Program. Kayleigh is running two businesses, POYDS Dance Company and a traveling professional choreography business, Kayleigh Schadwinkel Dance & Choreography in which she travels across the midwestern portion of the United States providing dance and choreography services. 

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.

Kenneth C. (Babe) Kasparek

Class of '53, College of Arts and Sciences

Kenneth C. (Babe) Kasparek  ’53
Lincoln, NE
November 15, 2019

Alice Havlicek Richter

Class of '50, College of Arts and Sciences

Alice Havlicek Richter ’50
Casper, Wyom.
February 8, 2020

J. Charles Pedersen

Class of '49, College of Arts and Sciences

J. Charles Pedersen  ’49
Albuquerque, NM

March 29, 2019

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