Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

We love to see stories about our alumni in the news! If you would like to share a story with us, please email alumni.midlandu.edu.

August 25, 2020
Judge Michael W. Pirtle, Omaha, has been appointed Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals beginning September 13, 2020. “The Supreme Court looks forward to working with Judge Pirtle as Chief Judge of the Nebraska Court of Appeals,” said Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican. “Judge Pirtle has been an...Read more
August 25, 2020
Although she’s only been at Archbishop Bergan Catholic School and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for just under three months, Nichole Owsley said she’s been able to satisfy the three areas of her life she loves the most. “I love my family and faith foremost, I love the Fremont community and I love...Read more
August 24, 2020
Lincoln Federal Savings Bank announced recently the addition of Bailey Clark to its branch in Fremont. Clark comes to Lincoln Federal as a Midland University graduate with degrees in Business Administration Management and Marketing, Arts Management, and Sports Marketing. She has experience in...Read more
August 17, 2020
From a bank teller to a credit analyst to now executive vice president of lending, Nick Vrba has had just about every position under the sun at First State Bank and Trust. “If you’re working at a larger institution, you get a little siloed, where you can kind of be stuck in one area. Like let’s say...Read more
August 3, 2020
Westin Foods, a private label, and branded food manufacturer with corporate headquarters located in Omaha, Nebraska, and production facilities in Fairbury, Nebraska, and Kearney, Missouri, has announced the promotion of Valerie Ferrell to Chief Financial Officer. A graduate of Midland University,...Read more
August 3, 2020
As he was about to finish his senior year at Midland University, Taylor Jeppesen realized that being an accountant just wasn’t for him. After taking an internship with Koski Professional Group in Omaha and deciding he wanted to be around more people, he soon found that his passions lay elsewhere. “...Read more
July 21, 2020
Cushman & Wakefield/The Lund Company welcomes Keele Taylor, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP as Director of Human Resources. Keele is an accomplished professional with nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources (HR). Keele is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable...Read more
July 18, 2020
As business development manager at Midland University, Brenda Wilberding often speaks with many alumni from the school. An alumna herself, Wilberding said they often share experiences spent at the Fremont college. “Then I get to share with them the experiences that our students are having right now...Read more
July 16, 2020
After eight years as the head coach for Midland University shotgun, Bret Erickson has announced his retirement. Erickson, a Blair, Nebraska native and a Midland alumnus ('82), was named the inaugural coach of the program back in the fall of 2012 and has built the Warriors into one of the top teams...Read more
July 16, 2020
Nichole Owsley has been hired as the director of stewardship and annual funds. Owsley, a 2000 Bergan alumna, previously worked at WholeStone Farms. During that time, she started an external affairs and member relations department at the company. Owsley serves on the board of directors for the...Read more

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