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The best thing about being a Husker is the access to a number of outstanding faculty and professors that encourage students and aid them in their endeavors to become successful scholars.

Khalid Yusuf, College of Arts & Sciences
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You have tremendous opportunities. You have earned a fantastic education at the University of Nebraska.

Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska

After graduation, I will proceed to a Doctoral program here at UNL in Material Culture and Textile Studies. I can't get enough of UNL!!

Venn Jemkur, College of Education and Human Sciences
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You will be the reminder of the persistence of the soul and conscience of our time by the mere act of being engaged, being willing to ask questions, being open to breaking with the sway of the world, in finding out truth for yourself.

Kwame Dawes, Chancellor's Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner

Thank you to my family for pushing me and helping me every step of the way, and Shannon Rowen for guiding my through my time at UNL.

Abigail Carlson, College of Education and Human Sciences
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Thank you to my peers and all the faculty that helped guide me through a time in my life where so much is unknown and can be scary at times. I grew into the woman I am today through trial and error and I will remember all the people that were there for me in any capacity. College is what you make it and I made it by surrounding myself with the best people.

Payton Pfanstiel, College of Journalism and Mass Communications
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During my freshman year of college, I was convinced that I wanted to be a play-by-play commentator on TV. However, in Spring 2018, Rick Alloway gave me the chance to get on the air with the campus radio station, 90.3 KRNU, and I found a love for radio. That opportunity at 90.3 KRNU eventually got me a gig at ESPN Lincoln, and I’ve been working to build my personal brand on the radio ever since.

Elijah Herbel, College of Journalism and Mass Communications
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Nebraska is full of opportunities and I can't wait to get my hands dirty, challenge myself and continue to pursue "The Good Life!"

Hannah Nelson, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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Here’s the big secret, which isn’t so secret. You will get farther in life and get there quicker because you’re from Nebraska. I kid you not. We Nebraskans come armed with tools for success, and other Nebraskans know it. (A Nebraskan is) someone who’s honest, a straight shooter, on time, has a good work ethic, a sense of humor, knows what a Runza is and is generally pleasant to be around.

Alexander Payne, Oscar-winning filmmaker

After graduation, I am most looking forward to being able to share my story of agriculture with individuals across the state of Nebraska and help them discover their goals!

Taylor Nielsen, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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