Tyrone Fahie, '09 and '11, walked on to the Cornhusker football team after six years of active duty in the U.S. Military. On campus, he helped start a student-run business and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from UNL's College of Business Administration.
It's not an overstatement to say that Agronomy and Horticulture Professor Steve Baenziger helps feed the world. As a wheat breeder, his grain hybrids have greatly improved crop production. More than 65 percent of all the wheat grown in Nebraska comes from varieties developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Sheri Fritz is a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She travels the world gathering clues to the history of the world's climate in an effort to help us toward a sustainable future.
Space telecommunications have become vital to entertainment, national security and the economy. But the future depends on a growing field of law to make it all work. Matt Schaefer leads the University of Nebraska College of Law's Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law program, the only program of it's kind in the U.S.A.
Jordan Green, UNL professor of special education and communication disorders, uses Hollywood motion capture technology to help people with speech impairments. His research will help make clinical decisions for patients with ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Dennis Cox, '65, took has taken his Nebraska music degree around the world as director of chorale activities at the University of Maine. The conductor says sharing his love of music with students is his biggest thrill.
As an attorney for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Connie Collingsworth forms partnerships to help some of the world's poorest people. The 1982 University of Nebraska College of Law graduate says Nebraska helped her reach her goals.