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Breding has worked as an Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor in some of the nation’s largest TV markets. She launched her career in Sioux City before advancing to a reporter job in Phoenix. There she won three regional Emmy awards, a UNL journalism alumni award, and was honored by Arizona’s governor for outstanding service to […]

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Brown has made his mark in journalism as a TV reporter, anchor and producer and now as an educator of college journalists. Brown received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He worked for 15 years for both commercial and public television stations covering state government and public affairs. He […]

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Erwin combined his legal skills and mind for business to make a mark on his hometown. After graduating at the top of his University of Nebraska law school class, he first worked in New York before returning to Omaha in 1974 and becoming the ninth partner at Kutak Rock. The securities lawyer was credited with […]

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After graduating from the University of Chicago, Fogarty received his medical degree from UNMC and completed radiology residency at Creighton. As Chair of Radiology at the University of North Dakota he advanced multiple innovations in clinical imaging and medical education. Fogarty’s neuroimaging collaboration with Professor of Emergency Medicine Paul Harch, MD at LSU has validated […]

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Bruce Hoberman co-founded Homer’s Record Stores at the age of 24. Twenty-two years later he sold Homer’s, spending the next 10 years working with non-profit organizations. Bruce and his wife became volunteers with USAID, spending over a year living in Sub-Saharan Africa helping develop small and medium size businesses. In 1986, Bruce graduated from Harvard […]

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Dr. Richard Kaslow has directed ground-breaking federal and academic research into infectious diseases, including HIV. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and attained board certification in internal medicine, infectious disease, and preventive medicine. For 23 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, he conducted cohort studies of […]

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A professional artist and art educator, Mindrup has used her talents to promote awareness and raise funds to fight the genetic disease Neurofibromatosis (NF). Mindrup received her master of fine arts from the Art Institution of Boston at Lesley University and also studied at the Art Academy of Los Angeles. Her life changed when her […]

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Mullen made his mark during 24 years at Central as an award-winning history teacher. After the OPS and UNO graduate joined Central in 1999, he showed dedication to both his profession and students. Particularly passionate about African-American history, he helped uncover lost history of Omaha’s minority communities as part of the OPS Making Invisible Histories […]

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Reynolds served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring to mentor youth in California. As a senior at Central, Reynolds was a standout and leader on the school’s state runner-up football team, state runner-up basketball team, and city champ baseball team, making for one of the most successful athletic years ever at Central. […]

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After graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Slosburg returned to Omaha to help expand the family real estate development company into one of the region’s largest, with multifamily and commercial developments in six states. Slosburg has been an active contributor and advocate for significant civic developments including the Holland, Do Space, […]

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Zacharia has been a prominent figure in Omaha accounting circles and a strong advocate for Central. After graduating from Penn’s Wharton School of Business, he returned to Omaha, and in 1969 joined the firm now called Frankel Zacharia. He served as managing partner for 25 years and grew it into one of Nebraska’s biggest independent […]