Ed Wimes, a 1996 Doane Lincoln graduate, said that the Doane education allows students to express themselves while broadening their perspectives.
And he would know, because before Doane, he was broadening his perspectives on a much wider level. Ed served as a reserve officer in the National Guard and then went on to serve as senior aid to the mayor of Lincoln. During his time with the mayor, he decided he wanted to get his diploma because he realized the importance of an education.
Ed became the first person in his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from Doane Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in Human Relations.
He started his college experience with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, but realized that the flexibility of Doane's schedule was what he needed.
He also loved the diversity of the staff and how aware his professors were of the "real world," using that within their teaching styles.
Ed was able to express his views and opinions because Doane's education created safe space for honest discourse on social issues, and that is what he loved the absolute most about his Doane experience.
After Doane, Ed went on to work for a private firm in its human relations department and then went on to work for the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's human relations department. He has since retired from that job, but still works hard at using his education.Continue Reading