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Marian Nelson

1939

There is no question that there have been many exceptional women throughout the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) history. We have names and numbers that can be used to tell the story of our u...

AREAS OF INTREST: Activism, Education

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

From an early age, Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi has negotiated her own space.  Intrigued by the relationships between people and places, Falconer Al-Hindi’s natural interest in geography has allowed...

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Deborah Smith-Howell

Dr. Deborah Smith-Howell knew from an early age that she would one day earn a PhD.  Starting college at an age when most of her peers were still midway through their high school educations, Smith-How...

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Mary Alice Hurlbert

Graduating in the 1960s with a master’s degree in Education, Mary Alice Hurlbert embarked on teaching children throughout the world. She also participated in the first Head Start Program in Omaha. A...

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Mary Mudd

Mary Mudd has inarguably been one of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) strongest leaders. Beginning her career here in 1969, Mary developed a passion for the University and its students. S...

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Mary Waugh Taylor

1956-2010

Mary Waugh Taylor was born on October 13, 1956 in Okoboji, Iowa, a young girl in love with ballet. In many ways, Mary exemplifies the qualities of a true feminist hero by “doing it all,” and fight...

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Education

Ruth Diamond

Ruth Diamond danced her way into Omaha in 1931, knocking down barriers and disrupting gender norms as she pioneered, introduced, and established modern dance as an art form and area of study at the Un...

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Education

Sheila Runyon

When she came to the United States in 1963, Sheila Runyon was still Sheila McCrae, a farmer’s daughter from southwest Scotland with big dreams and an impressive academic history. She did not know wh...

AREAS OF INTREST: Education, Technology

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