Distinguished Achievement Awards

In an effort to give these the broadest applicability, the descriptions and criteria are intentionally open-ended. Our intent is to recognize excellence in whatever manifestation as it relates to the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Alumni Council recipients
2013 University of Nebraska College of Law Distinguished Achievement Awards
(Left to Right) Dean Susan Poser, Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Professor Kevin Ruser, Kim Robak, Allyson Peetz, and Damon Barry
Distinguished Alumni Award
Purpose:
  • To recognize an outstanding graduate of the College of Law for rare distinction in professional achievement.
Criteria:
  • Properly Nominated
  • Graduate of the University of Nebraska Law College.
  • Brings credit to the Law College by virtue of their recognized professional success.
Recognition:
  • Medal awarded at Alumni banquet and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.
Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 15, 2014. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Dean Susan Poser
University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: sposer1@unl.edu OR Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Kim M. Robak  2013
John M. & Janice M. Gradwohl 2012
Senator E. Benjamin Nelson 2011
Robert W. Korba 2010
Arlen Beam 2009
Clayton K. Yeutter 2008
Charles Thone 2007
Laurie Smith Camp 2006
Donald C. Farber 2005
D. Nick Caporale 2004
Theodore C. Sorensen 2003
Duane W. Acklie 2002
Outstanding Service Award


Purpose:
  • To recognize an individual for outstanding service to the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Criteria:
  • Properly Nominated
  • Distinguished by demonstrating loyalty, leadership and service to the College of Law.
  • (Not necessarily a graduate of the Law College. Leaves room for faculty, administrators, or donors who have not graduated from the Law College.)
Recognition:
  • Medal awarded at Alumni banquet and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.

Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 15, 2014. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Dean Susan Poser
University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: sposer1@unl.edu OR Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Harvey S. Perlman 2013
James R. Nearhood 2012
Deryl Hamann 2011
Robert & Joanne Berkshire 2010
Earl & Patricia Scudder 2009
Suzy & Charlie Wright 2008
Barb & Ron Schaefer 2007
Claire & Charlene Johnson 2006
Alan H. Frank 2005
The Children of Harold W. Kauffman 2004
Marvin & Virginia Schmid 2003
Richard C. & Catherine Stuart Schmoker 2002
Distinguished Faculty Award
Purpose:
  • To recognize a current faculty member of the College of Law whose professional achievements in research, writing, and/or teaching serve to bring credit to College of Law programs.
Criteria:
  • Each year all faculty members will be considered through information provided by their yearly submission of the Annual Report to the Dean. No individual can win the award more than once every five years.
Recognition:
  • Cash prize, personal plaque awarded at alumni banquet, and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.

Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 15, 2014. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Dean Susan Poser
University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: sposer1@unl.edu OR Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Kevin Ruser 2013
Matthew P. Schaefer 2012
Craig M. Lawson 2011
Steven L. Willborn 2010
Martin R. Gardner 2009
John P. Lenich 2008
Barb & Ron Schaefer 2007
William H. Lyons 2006
Robert F. Schopp 2005
Roger W. Kirst 2004
Josephine R. Potuto 2003
Robert C. Denicola 2002
Woods & Aitken Outstanding Student Award
Purpose:
  • To recognize a current 3rd year College of Law Student who exemplifies the qualities of loyalty, service, and achievement to the community of the College of Law.
Criteria:
  • Currently enrolled in the College of Law
  • Good academic standing
  • Brings benefit to the community of the Law School through their actions and commitment.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Faculty, staff, alumni, or students may also submit nominations.
Recognition:
  • Cash prize, medal awarded at Alumni banquet and hooding ceremony, and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.

Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 15, 2014. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Assistant Dean Marc Pearce
University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: mpearce3@unl.edu OR Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Allyson G. Peetz 2013
Audrey Johnson & Christine Baughman 2012
Joshua Wunderlich 2011
Coady H. Pruett 2010
Michelle M. Weber 2009
Laura E. Antonuccio 2008
Ryan J. Sevcik 2007
Christopher J. Riffle 2006
Alisa M. Rosales 2005
David J. A. Bargen 2004
Anthony B. Schutz 2003
Paula S. Lyon 2002