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Aksarben Announces 2023 Royal Court

Court of Honor to be Celebrated Aksarben Ball on October 28, 2023 The Aksarben Foundation is honored to announce the 2023 Royal Court to honor the citizens of Nebraska and western Iowa for volunteerism and philanthropy. The celebration kicked off on July 29, 2023 at Champions Run to introduce Pages and Standard Bearers in the… Read more »

Union Pacific Appoints Jim Vena Chief Executive Officer

Omaha, Neb., July 26, 2023 – Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today announced Jim Vena has been appointed as chief executive officer and a member of the Board, effective August 14, 2023. The company also announced that Beth Whited, Union Pacific’s executive vice president, sustainability and strategy and chief human resources officer, has been appointed… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation presents $900,000 for MCC scholarships

Sarpy County Times – Papillion, Nebraska, US Wednesday, July 19, 2023 The Aksarben Foundation recently awarded a $900,000 grant to the Metropolitan Community College Foundation to fund technology-focused scholarships for MCC students. This scholarship aims to advance those with tech degrees by providing direct employer engagement through the Nebraska Tech Collaborative and InternNE, according to… Read more »

Using data to grow Nebraska’s tech workforce

Stefanie Monge • June 28, 2023 In order to grow the tech workforce in Nebraska, we need to understand more about who the current tech workers are. The soon-to-be-launched Nebraska Tech Workforce Dashboard will provide a detailed look at the state’s tech talent that anyone can access. Nebraska’s tech leaders are mounting an effort to grow their… Read more »

Nebraska’s New Internship Program To Be Led By Aksarben Foundation Under $20 Million State Contract

Gov. Jim Pillen speaking at the 2023 Aksarben Stakeholders' Meeting

By Cindy Gonzalez, Nebraska Examiner OMAHA — Bolstered by a $20 million state contract, the Aksarben Foundation is to lead a new internship program aimed at strengthening Nebraska’s future workforce. Gov. Jim Pillen announced the partnership with the State Department of Economic Development Thursday at the Aksarben Foundation’s annual stakeholders meeting in La Vista. He… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation Partners with Department of Economic Development on Internship Initiative to Grow Nebraska’s Workforce

May 25, 2023 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced a partnership between the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Aksarben Foundation to create and lead a new internship program to strengthen Nebraska’s workforce. Over the past year, Nebraska’s job creation has outpaced the rest of the Midwest and most of the nation,… Read more »

Aksarben Announces the 2023 Court of Honor Inductees

Court of Honor to be Celebrated at the 128th Aksarben Ball on October 28, 2023   The Aksarben Foundation™ is proud to announce the 2023 Aksarben Court of Honor to celebrate individuals who have excelled in one of 10 categories in the state of Nebraska that include: agriculture, arts, business and industry, community service, education,… Read more »

Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture!

Written by Sherry Vinton, Director, Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture  Agriculture is more than the state’s number one industry. Agriculture is the heart and soul of Nebraska and worth celebrating every day, especially during National Ag Week, March 19-25. I started working for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in January and consider it a privilege… Read more »

President Carter elected to ACE Board of Directors

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. Carter was one of about a dozen higher education leaders elected to the ACE board on Friday. His term will run through September 2026…. Read more »

Jerry Adams to be inducted into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

For more than 50 years a central Nebraska cattleman has been making strides in the feeding industry with technology, innovation, and data. Jerry Adams of Adams Land & Cattle (ALCC) is being recognized for his commitment to the industry and will be inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame. The Cattle Feeders Hall of… Read more »