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ADRIAN, Brent
Speech Instructor
B.A., Hastings College
M.A., Univ. of Memphis

ANDERSON, Donna
Printing/Admin Support Tech
Degree, Grand Island Business School

AYIMIAH-NTERFUL, Francis
Mathematics Instructor, Kearney Center
B.A., Kwame Nkrumah Univ. of Science & Tech
M.S., Youngstown State Univ.
M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

BALASUBRAMANIAM, Balaji
Information Technology & Systems Instructor
B.E., SRM Easwari Engineering College, Anna Univ.
M.S., Indian Institute of Information Tech. & Management - Kerala, Cochin Univ.
M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

BALLARD, Christina
Speech Instructor, Kearney Center
A.A.S., Topkins-Cortland Community College
B.S., M.A., State Univ. of New York

BARTLETT, Rebecca
English Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S., Univ. of Minnesota
M.S., Univ. of Wisconsin

BECK, Barbara
Early Childhood Education Instructor
B.S., Franciscan Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

BEHLMANN, Kristi
Data/Marketing Coordinator, Project HELP
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

BERGIN, Catherine
Administrative Assistant
B.S., Univ. of Colorado-Denver
M.P.S., Bellevue Univ.

BERGQUIST, Martha
Nursing Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S., Indiana State Univ.
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S.N., Aspen Univ.

BOEHLER, Kathleen
Mathematics Instructor
B.A., Doane College
M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

BOWERS-RICHARDSON, Cheryl
Administrative Assistant, Lexington Center

BOYLE, Carol
Learning Center Manager-Lexington Center
B.A., Westmar College

BRANDT, Joshua
Electrical Mechanical Coordinator/Trainer, Lexington Center
A.A.S., Central Community College

BREHM, Courtney
Student Accounts Clerk/Learning Center Asst., Kearney Center
A.A.S., Western Nebraska Community College

BRISENO, Robert
Facilities Management Director
A.A.S., Southeast Community College

BROWN, Rachel
Mathematics Instructor
B.S., M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

CARLSON, Susan
Administrative Assistant
A.A.S., Spencer School of Business

CARLTON, Matthew
HVAC-R/Electrical Maintenance Tech
Certificate, North Western Tech.

CAVANAUGH, KAROL
Nursing Assistant/Med Aide Trainer
Kearney/Holdrege/Lexington
A.S., Northwest Community College
B.S.N., Univ. of Wyoming

CHAMBERS, Ann
Adult Education Director
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

CHRISTENSEN, Kelly
Dean of Training/Kearney Center Administrator
B.A.E., M.S.E., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney 
Ed.D., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

CHRISTENSEN, Ron
Academic Success Center Director
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

CLARK III, Beverly
Dean of Instruction, Academic Education
B.S., Emory & Henry College
M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State Univ.

CODNER, Dixie
Library Resource Center Supervisor
A.A., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

COWAN, Russell
Information Technology Systems Specialist, Kearney Center
B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

COX, James
Electrical Technology Instructor
A.A.S., Southeast Community College

COX, Karen
Executive Assistant
A.A.S., Central Community College

DAVID, Michael
Criminal Justice Instructor
B.S., Oklahoma State Univ.
M.P.S., Fort Hays State Univ.

DENMAN, Paige
Human Services Instructor
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S., Bellevue Univ.
Ph.D., Capella Univ.

DERR, Kaylene
Registration Technician
Certificate, Central Community College

DEY, Kerri
Pharmacy Tech Program Director
B.S., Wayne State College

DONLEY, Marcia
Interim Associate Dean of Nursing
Diploma, Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital
B.S., Creighton University
M.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing

DRAKE, Robert
Psychology Instructor, Kearney Center
B.A., West Virginia Univ.
M.A., Marshall Univ.

DUBAS, Megan
Nursing Instructor
B.S.N., Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center
M.S.N., Nebraska Methodist College

DUNN, Gerald
Regional Coordinator, Extended Learning Services
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.Ed., Doane Univ.

EGGLESTON, Tiffany
Nursing Instructor
B.S.N., Fort Hays State Univ.
M.S.N., Nebraska Wesleyan

EISENMENGER, Jordan
Associate Director of Financial Aid, Kearney Center
B.A., Creighton Univ.

ELLIS, Anna
Nursing Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S.N., Doane College
M.S.N., Clarkson College

EMDE, Laura
Accounting Clerk
Diploma, Central Community College
Certificate, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

FAUSETT, Becky
Project HELP Director
B.A., Hastings College

FLORES, Maria
Enrollment Specialist
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

FREAR, Melanie
Nursing Instructor
A.D.N., Central Community College
B.S.N., Nebraska Methodist College

FREELEND, Nick
Director of Student Activities & Academic Advisor
B.A.E., Wayne State College
M.S.E., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

FREEMAN, Travis
Vehicle Service/Groundskeeper

GABRIEL, Angel
Financial Aid Technician
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.A.M., Doane Univ.

GARCIA, Mariah
Administrative Assistant
A.A.S., Central Texas College
B.A., Doane Univ.

GARRETSON, Michael
Media Producer
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

GILDERSLEEVE, Emily
Assessment Coordinator
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

GLINES, Barbara
Administrative Assistant

GRANDON, Sarah
Biological Science Instructor, Kearney Center
A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.
M.A., Hastings College

GRAY, Catrina
Early College Pathway Retention Coach, Kearney Center
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.F.A., M.S.Ed., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

GREENWALT, Debra
Nursing Assistant/Medication Aide Trainer
A.D.N., Central Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N., Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

GRIMES, Matt
Custodial Supervisor

GUERRERO, Joanie
Administrative Assistant
Certificate, Central Community College

HAMMOND, Amy
English Instructor-Kearney Center
B.A., M.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

HATT, Corey
Math Readiness Project Director
B.S.Ed., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.A.Ed., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

HE, Yunteng
Chemistry Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S., Shandong Univ.-Jinan
Ph.D., Oregon State Univ.

HEAPY, Dawn
Nursing Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S.N., Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center-Kearney

HEATH, Glenda
Welcome Center/Campus Activities Administrative Assistant

HEIL, Linda Wilke
History/Law Instructor
B.A., Kearney State College
M.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
J.D., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

HILL, Amy
Regional Director, Lexington Center
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

HIPKE-MUSKE, Carol
Medical Assisting Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College
A.A.M.A, Certified Medical Assistant
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

HODGES, Katie
English Instructor
B.A., Northern State Univ.
M.A., Univ. of South Dakota
M.A., Arkansas Tech Univ.

HODTWALKER, Alissa (A.J.)
TRIO SSS Coordinator
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

HOLMES, Katherine
Administrative Assistant, Kearney Center
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.B.A., Doane Univ.

HOOKER, Susan
Associate Dean, ELS and Training & Development
Degree, Grand Island School of Business
B.S., M.A., Bellevue Univ.

HORNER, Hylee
Director of Financial Aid
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

HOYT, Steven
Automotive Technology Instructor, Kearney Center
A.A.S., Southeast Community College

HURT, Kimberly
Accounting Instructor
B.A., Hastings College

IGO, Jessica
Adult Education Coordinator
B.A., Louisiana State Univ.
M.Ed., DePaul Univ.

JACOBS, Liz
Administrative Assistant
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

JONES, Leighton
Biological Science Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S., Central Christian College
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College

JONES, Tami
Nursing Simulation Coordinator
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

JULESGARD, Kevin
Shipping & Receiving/Maintenance
A.A.S., Central Community College

KARR, Travis
Veteran Student Coordinator
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., M.S., Bellevue Univ.

KEASLING, Bradley
Associate Dean of Instruction, Business & Entrepreneurship
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., M.B.A., Bellevue Univ.

KEEZER, Wendy
Nursing Instructor
B.S.N., Creighton Univ.
M.S.N., Clarkson College

KEMNITZ, Marcie
VP/Campus President
B.S., South Dakota State Univ.
M.S., Ed.D., Univ. of South Dakota

KING, Venus
Business Administration Instructor
B.S., Wayne State College
M.A., Doane Univ.

KIRKLAND, Ruth
Learning Center Manager-Kearney Center
B.A., Wayne State College
M.A., Doane College

KORT, Shelly
Business Technology Instructor
B.A., Hastings College
M.B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

KOSMICKI, Jim
English Instructor
B.A., Hastings College
M.A., Bowling Green State Univ.

LAMBERSON, Courtney
Biological Science Instructor
B.S., Peru State College
M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

LESIAK, Erin
Admissions Director
B.A., Hastings College
M.Ed., Northern Arizona Univ.

LEWIS, Jeff
Enrollment Specialist
B.S., South Dakota State Univ.
M.B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

LITTRELL, A. Wayne
Psychology Instructor
B.A., San Jose State
M.S., California State Univ.

LOPEZ, Maria
Recruiting Coordinator
B.S., Doane College

LOPEZ, Roberto
Facilities Management Custodian

LUBKEN, Michelle
Associate Dean of Students
B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.
M.A.M., Doane College

LUCE, Jody
Administrative Assistant
A.A.S., Central Community College

LUNA, Liz
Registration & Assessment Director
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

MAGAR, Prashant
Information Technology & Systems Instructor
B.E., M.M.S., Univ. of Mumbai

MANHART, Gene
Business Administration Instructor
B.S., B.A., M.B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

MARQUEZ, Jose
Facilities Management Custodian

MARSH, Barbara
Health Information Management Services Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College

MARSHALL, Amy
Paramedicine Academic Coordinator
Certificate, McCook Community College
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.A., Bellevue Univ.

MAY, Meghan
Academic Transfer Specialist
B.A., Hastings College
M.A.M., Doane Univ.

McCAFFERY, Mark
Building Maintenance Technician

McCARTHY, Joan
Career & Employment Services Director
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Harvard Univ.

McDOWALL, Susan
English Instructor
B.A., Creighton Univ.
M.A., Ph.D., Washington State Univ.

McKinney, Michel
Medical Assisting Program Director/Instructor
A.A.M.A., Certified Medical Assistant
Diploma, TH Pickens Tech
B.P.S., Bellevue Univ.

McGRAW, Barbara
Nursing Instructor
R.N., St. Francis School of Nursing
B.S.N., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S.N., Clarkson College
C.N.E., National League for Nursing

MIOTKE, Christina
Career Coach & Recruiter, Project HELP
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

MOORE, Donna
Administrative Assistant
A.A.S., Central Community College

MURPHY, Donna
Pre-Nursing Advisor
B.S.N., Univ. of Nebraska-Medical Center

NEWHOUSE, Kellie
Administrative Assistant, Extended Learning Services
A.A.S., Spencer School of Business

OLSON-KING, Elena
Learning Center Manager, Holdrege Center
B.S., Union College

ORSTED, Ingrid
Mathematics Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S., Carroll College
M.S., Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

OSBURN, Amy
Instructional Technology Specialist
A.A.S., B.A., M.B.A., Univ. of Phoenix

OTTMAN, KIM
Director of Disability Services/Academic Advisor
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

PARO, Libby
Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S., Creighton Univ.

PATSIOS, Heidi
Nursing Instructor, Kearney Center
B.S.N., Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center-Kearney

PATTERSON, Kelly
Custodian

PAYNE-POLSON, Anna
Project HELP Success Coach, Kearney Center
A.A.S., Metropolitan Community College
B.S., M.S.Ed., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

PEARSON, Kristina
Academic Success Center Coordinator
A.A., Central Community College
B.S., M.A.T., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

PETERSON, Misty
Project HELP Success Coach
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.A., Doane Univ.

PETERSON-JONES, Jamey
Early College Director
B.A., M.A., Doane Univ.

PETTIT, Jared
Mechatronics Instructor, Kearney Center
A.A.S., Southeast Community College
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

POWELL, Theresa
Accounting Instructor
A.A.S., Spencer School of Business
B.S., Doane College

PSOTA, Rhett
Chemistry Instructor
A.A., Colby Community College
B.S., Wayne State College
M.A., Univ. of South Dakota

RADKE, Peg
Nursing Instructor
B.S.N., Univ. of Nebraska-Medical Center
M.S.N., Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

RAINFORTH, Diana
Media Services Assistant
A.A.S., Central Community College

RATZLAFF, Craig
Personal Development/Education Instructor
B.A., B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S., Kansas State Univ.

RICAN, Julie
Instructional Technology Specialist
A.A.S., Central Community College

SCHAAF, Deborah
Nursing Assistant/Medication Aide Trainer
Diploma, Central Community College

SCHEIL, Ashley
English Instructor
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha

SCHLATZ, Joni
Health Information Management Services Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S., Chadron State College

SCHMITT, Larry
Biological Science Instructor
B.S., M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

SCHULZ, Jeff
Sociology/Gerontology Instructor
B.A., M.A., Ball State Univ.

SCHUTTE, Barbara
Nursing Instructor, Kearney Center
A.D.N., Central Community College
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S.N., Nebraska Methodist College

SCHWARTZKOPF, Callie
Program Director/Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.A., Hastings College
B.S., O.T.D., Creighton Univ.

SIEDHOFF, Kara
Student Services Specialist, Kearney Center
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney
M.S., Univ. of Central Missouri

SMALLWOOD, Karen
Pharmacy Tech Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College

SMITH, Elizabeth
Leadership Development Coordinator/Trainer
B.S., Bellevue Univ.-NE

SNELL, Michael
Welding Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

STERNER, Kyle
Associate Dean of Instruction, Academic Education
B.A., M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

STEWART, Dave
Assistant Facilities Management Director

STRAATMANN, Nancy
Student Accounts Director
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

STUART, Amy
Drafting & Design Technology Instructor
A.A.S., Western Iowa Technical Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

STUMP, Shawna
Health Information Management Services Program Director/Instructor
B.S., College of Saint Mary

TAYLOR, Edwin
Assistant Facilities Management Director, Kearney Center
Diploma, Lebanon Family Worship Bible College

THOMPSON, Karma
Recruiting/Admissions Technician
A.A.S., Central Community College

VALENCIA-SEGURA, Ulises
Admissions/Recruiting Coordinator
B.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

VASQUEZ, Hector
Facilities Management Custodian

WALKER, Jennifer
Service Center Supervisor
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

WALTON, Janel
Dean of Enrollment Management
B.S., M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

WATSON, Diana
Regional Director/International Studies Coordinator, Holdrege Center
B.A., McPherson College
M.S., Chadron State College

WEETS, Ashley
Director of Student & Enrollment Services, Kearney Center
B.A., Wartburg College
M.S., Western Illinois Univ.

WESTON, Judy
Community Education Coordinator
A.A.S., Central Community College
B.S., Bellevue Univ.

WHITE, Marie
Nursing Pathway Retention Coach
B.S.N., Doane Univ.

WILCOX, Darrin
Criminal Justice Instructor
B.A., Univ. of Tennessee
M.A., American Military Univ.

WILLIAMS, Margaret
Administrative Assistant, Extended Learning Services

WILLIAMS, Stu
Biological Science Instructor
B.S., John Brown Univ.
M.S., Univ. of Arkansas

WILLMES, John
Welding Instructor
A.A.S., Central Community College

WOITASZEWSKI, Kathy
Mathematics Instructor
B.S., Hastings College
M.S., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

WOODS-RAMSEY, Paulette
Dean of Instruction
B.S., M.S., Univ. of Detroit Mercy

WRAGGE, Michelle
Human Services Instructor
B.S., Bellevue Univ.
​M.E., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

ZAPATA, Gladis
Registration Technician
B.A., Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney