Dave Ellis creates the breakfast of champions. And their lunch and dinner, too.
When it comes to understanding the proper feeding and fueling of champion athletes, few can match the expertise of Dave Ellis.
With his degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences from the College of Education and Human Sciences, Dave helped create the nutritional program for the Husker athletic department. He managed the diets of hundreds of male and female athletes in 24 sports - including three national champion football teams.
Now Dave has become one of the nation's most respected and in-demand authorities on the relationship between nutrition and athletic performance.
"At the College, I was able to turn my curiosity about nutrition and athletics into a career," he says. "The spirit and talent of the faculty led to an environment that encouraged me to explore and experiment-and ultimately create my own future."
Athletes at all levels-from amateur to professional-are learning from Dave Ellis that you are indeed what you eat.
With her degree, Stephanie Bolli is making tons of gravy.
As a Senior Research Specialist for ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Stephanie Bolli develops new frozen meals for the consumer marketplace. Her challenge: Making sure something she develops in a saucepan will taste and look the same when cooked up 4,000 pounds at a time.
Stephanie, who was also a member of the Husker women's basketball team, graduated with a double major in Dietetics and Food Science and Technology at the College of Education and Human Sciences.
"I'd been interested in food preparation since my 4-H years in high school," Stephanie says. "The College took that talent and gave me the education to turn it into a career."
Next time you sit down to enjoy a delicious microwave meal, it could be further proof that Stephanie is really cooking!
Joe Cooper's education led to a real Mickey Mouse career.
There's nothing "goofy" about enhancing and developing the skills of 55,000 Disney employees. It's serious business-and Joe Cooper's education prepared him for it.
Joe attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus and graduated with a degree in Restaurant and Foodservice Administration.
"I had several job offers right out of college, but chose to start with Disney's food and beverage services," he says. "My college degree has helped prepare me for advancement and greater responsibility."
Now Joe is a Continuous Improvement Specialist for Disney in Orlando. He works with a wide array of personnel-from front-line employees to middle managers and executives-helping them learn ways to enhance the vacation experience of Walt Disney World visitors and the business results for Disney.
With Disney and a degree from the College of Education and Human Sciences, Joe Cooper has clearly found his fantasy career.