The UNL Emeriti and Retirees Association funds the following:

  1. The Wisherd Award for Outstanding Community Service (Click here for details)
  2. The Wisherd Award for Outstanding Service to UNL (Click here for details)
  3. The Wisherd Award for Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (Click here for details)

For more on the Wisherd family, responsible for the funds that provide these awards Click here.

Winners of the 2019 Wisherd awards include:

  • Outstanding Service to UNL -- Douglas Zatechka, Retired Director of University Housing
  • Outstanding Community Service -- Melinda Holcombe, Professor Emerita Child, Youth & Family Studies
  • Research, Scholarly, Creative Activity Awards-- Thomas Carr, Harold E. Spencer Professor of French Emeritus; David Forsythe, Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Emeritus; Sylvia Wiegand, Professor Emerita of Mathematics


Patricia Crews, Chair

Ron Case
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Lloyd Ambrosius

Robert Diffendal

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