President's Page 2013
Welcome to a New Year of being a part of the UNL Emeriti Association
I don’t know about you but, I am often asked, "What is an Emeriti and what is the University Emeriti Association." Since it’s been some time for most of us since being granted Emeriti status, a quick answer concerning Emeriti comes from publications from the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs that state, “Emeritus status is the rank awarded to an employee at the time of retirement in recognition of substantial service rendered to the University in teaching, research, extension, or administration in a professional field.”
The fact that you have been named Emeriti of UNL makes you a member of a unique community of professionals who have distinguished themselves by making major contributions that enhanced UNL programs.
During our time at UNL, most of us have been highly dependent upon others for assistance, support, encouragement, collaboration, friendship, and opportunities for any success that we may have achieved. The Emeriti Association simply provides its members with the opportunity to continue those relationships by providing a means to be able to regularly visit, socialize, interact, and learn with these same colleagues from the “working years.”
Membership in the UNL Emeriti Association is a smorgasbord in that one can chose various ways to interact with old colleges. The simplest interaction is attending the luncheons to socialize with old colleagues where recognized speakers present interesting material for consideration. Further interaction might be serving on a Committee or become involved in the Board of Directors.
Additional interactions include optional activities like the “Coffee House Chats,” the “International Discussion Group,” or the “Oral History Project.” Some members belong to simply take advantage of the discounts available through the Emeriti Association. The organization is completely organized around the needs of each individual member and the wishes of the entire membership that continues to change and evolve for the good of the membership and the University.
Clicking on any menu item on the left provides details of all these activities, and the final decision is up to you as to how you will benefit the most from your membership in the University of Nebraska Emeriti Association. We warmly welcome you and your participation with open arms, in a manner consistent with your preferences.