The May 2006 Department of the Month is the UNK Rodeo Club. Their on-going philanthropy is well known on campus and throughout the community. The students and their advisors strive to find ways to help those in need of assistance, while trying to stay out of the spotlight.
During the Fall Semester of 2004, items for care packages for six soldiers in the Middle East were purchased. All of the soldiers receiving the packages had a connection to UNK (including a student that had been called to active duty) and/or were relatives of UNK employees.
In the fall of 2005, the wife of a UNK employee was told she needed medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Due to financial reasons, the trip was being delayed to a later date. The Rodeo Club held a raffle for a $50.00 gas card. As a result, $928.00 was raised so the trip could be taken.
The two examples named are just a part of the many commitments to UNK that the UNK Rodeo Club has performed in the past. It is an honor to recognize the UNK Rodeo Club for their wonderful work and commitment to the UNK campus and to the Kearney community.
Congratulations to the UNK Rodeo Club for being named the May 2006 Department of the Month!
Thank you to Department of the Month sponsors UNK Athletics and UNK Staff Senate.