The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conferred 1,551 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 14 and 15.
Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and former Nebraska governor, delivered the undergraduate commencement address Dec. 15 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Gina Matkin, associate professor in agricultural leadership, education and communication at Nebraska, gave the address at the graduate and professional degree ceremony Dec. 14 at the arena. Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Stephanie Stacy spoke to the College of Law graduates Dec. 14 at Hamann Auditorium in McCollum Hall.
The graduates are from 48 countries; 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; and more than 175 Nebraska communities.
Students from the local area include:
Elwood: Alec Trent Lonowski, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts .
Holdrege: Andrea Leigh Exstrom, College of Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with highest distinction.
Holdrege: Morgan Emma Hamling, College of Education and Human Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences .
Holdrege: Matthew Noah Paul Jensen, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Bachelor of Journalism .
Loomis: Kristi Ellen Freed, College of Education and Human Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences with distinction.
For a complete list of graduates, visit https://go.unl.edu/grads-dec18.