Graduate Studies

University of Nebraska Kearney's online graduate programs claim top ranks in Nebraska and nationwide

Posted: February 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM CST

University of Nebraska Kearney's online graduate programs claim top ranks in Nebraska and nationwide

UNK's online graduate programs ranked best in Nebraska and within the top 9% nationwide! UNK's online STEM Education M.S.Ed., English M.A., History M.A., Health Sciences M.S., and Teacher Education master's programs all secured rankings within the top 10.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, Graduate Studies, Health Education, General, Education, UNK Online

UNK History M.A. alumna named visiting fellow at Harvard’s historical Houghton Library

Posted: January 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM CST

UNK History M.A. alumna named visiting fellow at Harvard’s historical Houghton Library

Christy Gordon Baty, a 2023 UNK History M.A. alumna was awarded a Harvard visiting fellowship to research books with embroidered bindings at the Houghton Library, home of Harvard's rare books and manuscripts.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: General, UNK Online, Research, Graduate Studies

Payton Schake finds “his people” through UNK’s online School Counseling M.S.Ed. program

Posted: December 12, 2023 4:00:00 PM CST

Payton Schake finds “his people” through UNK’s online School Counseling M.S.Ed. program

Fall 2023 graduate, Payton Schake finds "his people," his career, and his passion for helping students with UNK's online School Counseling M.S.Ed. program.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, Graduate Studies, General

2023 Outstanding Innovation in Online Teaching Winner Dr. Amanda Sladek focuses on flexibility and accessibility for online learners

Posted: November 30, 2023 10:00:00 AM CST

2023 Outstanding Innovation in Online Teaching Winner Dr. Amanda Sladek focuses on flexibility and accessibility for online learners

With a strong dedication to her students, flexibility with assignments, and promotion of accessibility in online courses, UNK's Assistant Professor and Composition Coordinator of English Dr. Amanda Sladek has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Innovation in Online Teaching Award.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies

Ashton Baxa UNK MBA graduate was lost but has since found her direction through strong connections

Posted: November 29, 2023 12:00:00 PM CST

Ashton Baxa UNK MBA graduate was lost but has since found her direction through strong connections

Ashton Baxa began her journey at UNK lost on a campus visit, but ends it with two UNK degrees, an unforgettable study abroad experience to the Czech Republic, a fulfilling career at Intellicom, and many lifelong friendships.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: General, Business and Technology, UNK Online, Graduate Studies

UNK Public History M.A. student Micah Huyser elected board member for the Mountain Plains Museum Association

Posted: November 27, 2023 5:30:00 PM CST

UNK Public History M.A. student Micah Huyser elected board member for the Mountain Plains Museum Association

UNK is well represented on the Mountain Plains Museum Association! This prestigious association currently only has four Nebraskans representing it and one is UNK's Associate Professor of History Dr. Will Stoutamire and the other is UNK Public History M.A. student Micah Huyser.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: General, Graduate Studies, UNK Online

UNK’s MBA provides Troy Bruntz McCook hospital President and CEO more than expected

Posted: November 10, 2023 12:00:00 AM CST

UNK’s MBA provides Troy Bruntz McCook hospital President and CEO more than expected

Troy Bruntz pursued his MBA because it was required of him to assume the role of President and CEO at McCook Community Hospital. He chose his alma mater because he knew the quality education he would receive. He quickly realized how applicable the degree was to running a hospital and how his ties with UNK could contribute to improving healthcare in rural areas.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Business and Technology, Graduate Studies, General, UNK Online, Health Education

Two UNK graduates, one presidential award, many young students’ lives changed forever

Posted: October 19, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Two UNK graduates, one presidential award, many young students’ lives changed forever

Chelle Gillan Central City Public School's science teacher was selected as a state winner for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She has her long-time friend and mentor, Judy Williams, and UNK to thank for becoming the educator she is today.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, Natural and Social Sciences, UNK Online

Huge impacts lead to hard goodbyes: Dr. Wendy McCarty retires after 21 years at UNK

Posted: October 17, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Huge impacts lead to hard goodbyes: Dr. Wendy McCarty retires after 21 years at UNK

After 21 years at UNK, Dr. McCarty director of UNK's Transitional Certification Program will retire this December. Her lasting impact will be felt by her students, classrooms throughout Nebraska, and the certification program.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, UNK Online

Kameran Dostal's natural superpowers land her the 2023 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award

Posted: September 26, 2023 3:00:00 PM CDT

Kameran Dostal's natural superpowers land her the 2023 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award

Kameran Dostal is an elementary art teacher, UNK graduate student, 2023 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award recipient, and a real-life superhero.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, UNK Online

UNK’s online Biology M.S. program is a ‘hidden gem’ for students like Rebecca Waters

Posted: September 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK’s online Biology M.S. program is a ‘hidden gem’ for students like Rebecca Waters

A higher pay grade, an opportunity to study abroad in Brazil, and preparation for nursing school are only a few perks that Biology M.S. alumna Rebecca Waters received from being in UNK's online master's program.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies

Katie Henry lands dream job while still enrolled in UNK’s online History M.A. program

Posted: July 22, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

Katie Henry lands dream job while still enrolled in UNK’s online History M.A. program

"I really love it," Katie Henry said about landing her dream job as the Assistant Curator at the City of Greeley Museums in Colorado. Experiential learning and past work experience allowed Henry to land this role before even graduating from UNK's online History M.A. program.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, Graduate Studies, General

DJ Bokelman finds the perfect mix with UNK’s blended General Kinesiology & Sports Science M.A.Ed. program

Posted: July 3, 2023 6:00:00 AM CDT

DJ Bokelman finds the perfect mix with UNK’s blended General Kinesiology & Sports Science M.A.Ed. program

DJ Bokelman knows a thing or two about networking since playing for Concordia University's golf team and working for UNL's Training Table, a cafeteria housed in Memorial Stadium specifically for Husker athletes. Yet, she states that UNK's blended General Kinesiology and Sports Science M.A.Ed. program has provided her with a plethora of networking opportunities to pursue her dream of becoming an athletic director.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies

Support from UNK allows Brin Martin to earn M.A.Ed. despite lengthy stay in NICU with daughter

Posted: June 20, 2023 6:00:00 AM CDT

Support from UNK allows Brin Martin to earn M.A.Ed. despite lengthy stay in NICU with daughter

UNK Special Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brin Martin finds support both in and out of the classroom during pregnancy complications.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, UNK Online, Education, General

New technologies, same great program: UNK’s online Biology M.S. celebrates 20 years of excellence

Posted: June 12, 2023 6:00:00 AM CDT

New technologies, same great program: UNK’s online Biology M.S. celebrates 20 years of excellence

UNK's online Biology M.S. program was established in May of 2023, making it 20 years old this year. Learn how one of the nation's first fully online biology master's programs has changed and stayed the same throughout the years.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies, Natural and Social Sciences

Online student Scott Foens feels connection to UNK from nearly 500 miles away

Posted: June 6, 2023 6:00:00 AM CDT

Online student Scott Foens feels connection to UNK from nearly 500 miles away

Current UNK History M.A. student Scott Foens may live nearly 500 miles from Kearney but that did not stop him from enjoying the UNK homecoming parade, attending a UNK Loper football game, or attending his induction ceremony into UNK's Veteran's National Honor Society.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, UNK Online, General

Honored MBA Graduate Mitch Peters is taking care of business in all aspects of life

Posted: May 26, 2023 11:00:00 AM CDT

Honored MBA Graduate Mitch Peters is taking care of business in all aspects of life

Mitch Peters graduated from UNK's MBA program in fall of 2022 and was recently awarded CBT's MBA Honored Graduate. He believes that the rigor and affordability of the program make it unbeatable and that it has prepared him for any situation in his career.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Business and Technology, Graduate Studies, UNK Online, General

UNK Biology M.S. student Blase Rokusek awarded Graduate Student of the Year

Posted: May 22, 2023 11:00:00 PM CDT

UNK Biology M.S. student Blase Rokusek awarded Graduate Student of the Year

Blase Rokusek graduated from UNK's Biology M.S. program at Fridays 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony. Beyond receiving his master's degree he was also awarded UNK's 2022-2023 Graduate Student of the Year.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, UNK Online, Natural and Social Sciences

Dr. Janet Eckerson has “been on the whole journey” with UNK online Spanish Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brenda Lopez Adame

Posted: May 22, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Dr. Janet Eckerson has “been on the whole journey” with UNK online Spanish Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brenda Lopez Adame

Dr. Janet Eckerson has played many roles in recent Spanish Education M.A.Ed. graduate Brenda Lopez Adame's life: high school teacher, colleague, professor and mentor. Her most recent role was hooding her at the spring 2023 commencement ceremony.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, UNK Online

After 20 years of teaching, Jennifer Lauder makes a bold career change

Posted: May 17, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

After 20 years of teaching, Jennifer Lauder makes a bold career change

UNK's online Learning, Design and Technology M.S.Ed. program gives upcoming graduate Jennifer Lauder the opportunity and confidence to make a career change from teaching elementary school to teaching medical doctors how to better teach and serve online students.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: General, Education, UNK Online, Graduate Studies

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