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.

April 25, 2018
The life and music of Wahoo’s own Howard Hanson, who attended Luther College, will come to stage this May during a two-day event at the Wahoo High School Performance-Learning Center. American Classical Pianist and Guest Lecturer Scott Watkins will be in Wahoo May 4 and 5 to not only share the life...Read more
April 25, 2018
For Jordan Crook, its all about building relationships. The Northwestern Mutual financial advisor has been doing so most of his life, including developing friendships with Humphrey residents. Merging the gap between intergenerational planning, Jordan helps with retirement, investments, insurance,...Read more
April 24, 2018
North Bend Central High School Principal, Brenda Petersen '92, was recently recognized as the Region 2 High School Principal of the Year. Petersen was awarded by the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals (NSASSP), an affiliate of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (...Read more
April 13, 2018
Marla Janak, a 1983 Midland graduate and longtime band instructor at Springfield Platteview Community Schools, was recently named as 2017–18 Educator of the Year by Schmitt’s Music. Janak was one of three honorees from the Midwest region, which covers seven states. Educators are selected for high...Read more
April 4, 2018
The Nebraska Nurses Association honored scholarship recipients and award winners during the recent Standing on Common Ground Convention. NNA Awards and Member Scholarships serve as recognition tools for nurses who exemplify passion and dedication to the nursing profession. Clare Schmidt ’58, an...Read more
March 30, 2018
It’s late afternoon and Bob Olsen is working with band students. Guiding the musicians as one might direct an orchestra, he leads them through a practice run of the scales. Not an unusual scene for a music teacher and youth. But this teacher just celebrated his 89th birthday. For the last three...Read more
March 26, 2018
Brad Jacobsen '94, secondary principal for Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools, has been named the Nebraska High School Principal of the Year for 2018-2019 by the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals. Jacobsen will represent Nebraska as the High School Principal of the Year. He...Read more
March 23, 2018
Bland & Associates, P.C. (Bland) is pleased to announce that five employees have been promoted within the Government Consulting department REBECCA GOODWIN – MANAGER, GOVERNMENT CONSULTING Growing up in Arlington, Nebraska, Rebecca Goodwin says she felt drawn to the accounting field when taking...Read more

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