Seven CEHS alumni selected to Young Alumni Academy

Red N sculpture outside of the Wick Center where the Nebraska Alumni Association is officed.

Seven CEHS alumni selected to Young Alumni Academy

25 Oct 2023    

The Nebraska Alumni Association announced that seven College of Education and Human Sciences graduates were among the 45 individuals selected to the 2023 class of the Young Alumni Academy. 

The Academy provides an in-person and online experience dedicated to enhancing the connection and engagement of young alumni with the university. It offers participants exclusive opportunities for professional development, network building with other successful alumni, personal meetings with university leaders and behind-the-scenes access to new campus facilities and initiatives. Members meet monthly for an eight-month period. 

The seven CEHS graduates chosen for the Young Alumni Academy are listed below with their current hometowns, year of graduation and academic major. 


Ben Bannon ’17, higher education administration 

Katie Coil ’19, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management 

Kaitlin Ferris ’11, child, youth and family studies 

Paige Groetken ’17, nutrition, exercise and health science 

Albany, Oregon 

Thomas Shelly ’15, secondary education (language arts) 


Santa Cruz, California 

Sara Sanchez ’12, higher education administration 


Washington, D.C. 

Scott Jorgenson ’12, secondary education (social sciences), history (College of Arts & Sciences) 


The full list of this year’s Young Alumni Academy class can be found at 

College of Education and Human Sciences