Lincoln, Neb., April 18, 2002 -- The Nebraska Alumni Association will recognize two Distinguished Service Award winners May 11 during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's spring commencement exercises at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The awards are part of a university-wide celebration to salute alumni achievement.
Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals with exemplary records of service to the Nebraska Alumni Association or one of its college alumni associations and the university.
This year's recipients are Herbert Howe of Lincoln and William Keeney of Indialantic, Fla.
Although not a Nebraska graduate, Howe has served the university and its alumni association for many years. Howe has been associate to the chancellor at Nebraska since 1989. Before that, he served the university as chair of the psychology department from 1981 to 1988. He has been an ex-officio member to the Nebraska Alumni Association board of directors since 1994. He has been active in several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the Nebraska Psychological Association.
Keeney, a retired engineer, received a business degree in 1952 and an
engineering degree in 1958 from Nebraska. A life member of the Nebraska
Alumni Association, he was instrumental in creating the Southwest
Virginians for Nebraska alumni chapter in 1996. He has served three terms
as the chapter president, organized special events and recruited members.
Under his direction, the chapter has grown to 52 members and won awards
for involvement and activities.
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