Sara Banks BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2013

Recruiting Specialist

I assist Applied Underwriters' recruiting and hiring process by managing job boards, facilitating assessment testing, and maintaining prospective employee files. I am the first point of contact for various account managers, university career services departments, and college students interested in our career opportunities.

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Sara Banks
Sara Banks

Lindsey Bolander BS, Nutrition, Restaurant Administration, 2005

Membership Director - Field Club of Omaha

 Lindsey is currently working at the Membership Director at the Field Club of Omaha.  Her main responsibility is to grow the membership of the club.  Lindsey was previously the Clubhouse Manager for the Country Club of Lincoln. 

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Lindsey Bolander

Stephanie Bolli B.S. Dietetics, Food Science, 1989

principal food scientist, ConAgra Foods Inc.
Bolli develops and tests new frozen meals for the consumer marketplace. Her work was featured in this 2013 article in the Omaha World-Herald.

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Stephanie Bolli

Molly Brown B.A., Hospitality, Tourism and Restaurant Management, 2013

Project Assistant: Big-D Signature

As a project assistant, Molly helps with backend project management, marketing & office management for their premier resort, commercial & luxury residential builds across the mountain West.  Molly previously worked with Natural Retreats as a Owner Operations Coordinator, a Senior Event Coordinator with Cener Corporation and Suite Services Coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Molly Brown

Brett Burton B.S., Athletic Training, 2011

Physical Therapist, St. Luke's Sports Medicine, Nampa, Idaho and Product Development Associate, Movement Guides, Inc., Meridian, Idaho

After graduating with my athletic training degree at UNL, I completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I also completed a physical therapy residency in 2015 at St. Luke's Sports Medicine. I now serve as a physical therapist within St. Luke's Health System as well as at Northwest Nazarene University. I see a wide variety of patients in the clinic, but at the university am focused on assisting their athletic training staff in caring for their athletes. I started working with Movement Guides, Inc.

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Brett Burton
Brett Burton

Laura Eberly BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management - Event Planning and Public Relations, 2012

Development Director - The Printer

Laura's past experiences include working with JDRF of Lincoln and Greater Nebraska as well as interning at the Canne Film Festival and the Country Club of Lincoln.

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Laura Eberly
Laura Eberly

Dave Ellis B.S., Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science, 1988

President, Sports Alliance Inc.
Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS is the president of Sports Alliance Inc. and creator of the Fueling Tactics® system. Ellis is an innovator known for his training table designs and approach to body composition and frame assessment of athletes. A dedicated educator, Dave speaks and blogs to help sports registered dietitians stay ahead of the curve and was elected the first president of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association.

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Dave Ellis

David Fast B.S., Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2009

Director of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Fort Des Moines

David has also worked in various positions for the Atrium Hospitality group and Skamania Lodge in the Portland, OR area.

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David Fast

Maria Guijarro BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management - Event Planning, 2013

Human Resources Manager - TAFS, Inc.

Maria is responsible for:  Support and administration required to execute the company’s initiatives successfully. Assist in developing team members to ensure TAFS culture and mission are consistently presented. Counsel all levels of the organization on HR strategies, policy management, recruitment, retention, employee relations, employee training and development, engagement, performance management and employee leaves.

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Maria Guijarro

Natalie Hahn Bachelor's, home economics and journalism, 1967

Deputy Director, UNICEF Programme Funding Office

UNL Alumna Natalie Hahn, deputy director of the Programme Funding Office of UNICEF, has spent her career improving the lives of children and empowering women in developing countries. Working with three agencies of the United Nations she has spent her adult life residing in Italy, Nigeria and Malawi and has completed assignments in 31 countries. This Polk, Neb., native now lives in New York City where she is deputy director of the UNICEF Programme Funding Office.

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Natalie Hahn

Virginia Lane BS, Restaurant, Hospitality and Tourism Managament, 2015

President: Arizona Catering

Virginia is responsible for overseeing all catering and special event operations.  Arizona Catering is catering in many areas including corporate, special events, wedding, concerts and mega events.

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Virginia Lane

JP Major, CSCS BS, Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science, 2012

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club

I design, organize, and implement strength and conditioning programs for the Arizona Coyotes NHL Hockey team. I am also responsible for overseeing the physical development and program implementation for our AHL minor league affiliate team in Springfield, MA, our ECHL affiliate in Rapid City, SD and our recent draft picks.

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JP Major, CSCS

Justin Petska Nutrition Exercise and Health Sciences, 2011

Director of Patient Experience, Great Plains Regional Medical Center
As the Director of Patient Experience, I am responsible for working with the all staff members of GPRMC to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our patients and their families. I help train staff on current best practices for improving the Patient Experience, work with National Research Corporation to administer our patient satisfaction surveys, and serve as the Patient Advocate. I also coordinate both the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the hospital's Patient Experience Team, which is a team made up of all directors and managers who round on every patient, every day.

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Justin Petska
Justin Petska

Rachael Pickerel BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2012

Account Executive, Swank Motion Pictures

I am an account executive at Swank Motion Pictures in St. Louis, Missouri. I work on behalf of most of the major Hollywood studios to license their movies for public performances. Anyone who wants to show a movie outside of their homes, is required to obtain a license.

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Rachael Pickerel
Rachael Pickerel

Juliann Saquib BS, Education, Exercise Physiology, 2003

Assistant Professor, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

My current research focuses on gender differences in health-related behaviors taking into account the sociocultural context and its impact on health. As an assistant professor at Qassim University, I am responsible for providing training on research methods to the faculty and medical students. I am developing a physical activity intervention for women living in Saudi Arabia that is culturally-tailored, which will aid in the prevention of chronic disease.

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Juliann Saquib

Kelsey Scroggin B.A., Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2013

Events & Entertainment Assistant, Nebraska State Fair

Kelsey currently works as in Special Events and Community Relations at UNMC.  Previously, she working as a Fundraising & Event Specialist with OneWorld Community Health Centers and as a Evetns & Entertainment Assistant with the Nebraska State Fair.

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Kelsey Scroggin

Kevin Sicner BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2010

Customer Care, Sphero, Inc

Customer Care is the Account Management function of the Operations Logistics team for retail partners of Sphero, Inc.  I am the main point of contact for buyers and purchasing teams of over 30 companies such as Disney, Bed Bath & Beyond and BestBuy across the United States, Latin/South America, and Australia and New Zealand to ensure their success selling Sphero products.  The role requires that I liaise with the Sales team to deliver on account expectations, work directly with the Operations Logistics team to move the product from the manufacturer to their shelves, and assist

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Kevin Sicner
Kevin Sicner

Chance Unger BS, Athletic Training, 2012

Physical Therapist, Lincoln Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Lincoln, NE

After graduating from UNL in 2012, I continued my education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy, which I completed in 2015. I currently work as a physical therapist in an orthopedic physical therapy setting as well as use my athletic training skills for a local high school football team.

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Chance Unger

Gina Weber BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2011

VIP Services Assistant Manager, Encore Tower Suites

After completing my final Capstone Internship at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas and graduating, I moved to Las Vegas to accept a full-time position with Aria Resort and Casino. After a nine-month management training program, I accepted my management positon as Public Area Assistant Manager. In October 2013, I changed companies to explore new opportunities with Wynn and Encore Las Vegas. 

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Gina Weber
Gina Weber

Jordan Wilson BS, Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, 2013

Life Skills Coordinator, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Athletic Department

After two years as a Life Skills Assistant, Los Angeles native Jordan Wilson joined Nebraska Athletics as a full-time Life Skills Coordinator. Wilson serves as the Life Skills sport counselor for numerous intercollegiate teams where she meets individually with student-athletes to focus on personal and professional development. Her sports include cross country, rifle, men’s and women’s golf, swimming and diving, football and men’s and women’s track & field.

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Jordan Wilson
Jordan Wilson

Jennifer Yen Nutrition, 2009

Assistant Professor, Indiana State University
I am an assistant professor in Nutrition and Dietetics. We have a Coordinated Program in Dietetics and I coordinate the Community Nutrition supervised practice. I like to teach, as well as research in nutritional behavior. My doctoral education from UNL provides great foundation as a professor, and the dietetic internship provides practical training as a registered dietitian.

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Jennifer Yen
Jennifer Yen