Nancy HolloranEnglish, Journalism
Teachers' College (as it was called then) was small enough that it was easy to know many other students and professors. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed. I did my student teaching in journalism so I was responsible for the student newspaper and yearbook. I didn't have a cooperating teacher but one day my adviser stopped by my classroom--and there were no students present! That made me a little nervous but I explained that they were all out on assignment and she assured me that was fine, as long as I knew where they all were.
I taught briefly but I had married a week after graduation. By the next year I was pregnant, and in those days that meant you were out the door! Eventually, I had a 25-year career as Coordinator of Communications for the Millard Schools.
Obviously UNL had a huge impact because I had a teaching position as soon as I graduated. Several of my professors had a profound influence on my professional life.
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