Merger Ceremony: Ben Greenberg
July 1, 1968. Ben Greenberg speaks at ceremony marking the creation of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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- [00:00:00.470]Thank you, Mr. Spire, Governor Tiemann,
- [00:00:03.470]distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen.
- [00:00:06.270]On behalf of the Board of Regents
- [00:00:08.140]of the University of Nebraska,
- [00:00:11.070]hereby accept these transfers and conveyances
- [00:00:14.790]which will be presented to the Board of Regents
- [00:00:17.620]of University Nebraska at the official meeting
- [00:00:19.750]this afternoon for their consideration.
- [00:00:22.600]Today culminates a significant mark
- [00:00:25.520]in the history of education in Nebraska.
- [00:00:28.850]Through the prodigious efforts
- [00:00:30.210]of Chancellor Hardin, Dr. Naylor,
- [00:00:32.300]the respective boards of regents,
- [00:00:33.860]their staffs, the good people of the state of Nebraska,
- [00:00:37.250]we have reached a new milestone in education.
- [00:00:40.750]This will make available to a greater number
- [00:00:43.200]of students quality education which heretofore
- [00:00:45.760]has not been available to them.
- [00:00:48.930]Also, I would like to commend the boards
- [00:00:51.650]of both universities for their effort in behalf
- [00:00:55.410]of this amalgamation.
- [00:00:58.280]Today is the fulfillment of a dream.
- [00:01:01.130]A dream which is significant in higher education
- [00:01:04.480]and portends auspiciously for things in the future
- [00:01:07.970]for higher education in Nebraska.
- [00:01:10.500]And I am indeed proud that I have had
- [00:01:12.570]this opportunity to participate in such a monumental effort.
- [00:01:16.870]Thank you very much.
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