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Alumni Spotlight: Justin Cox

Justin Cox 3.jpgThis week's alumni spotlight is Justin Cox '10. Last summer, Justin and our Tigers on Tour students (TOTs) met for lunch in Omaha to share Doane memories. Justin graduated in 2010 from Doane with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Justin is a Senior Financial Reporting Accountant for Kiewit.  Both of Justin's parents, John '83 and Tracy Toben '85 Cox, attended Doane as well. Justin said that he was inspired to go to Doane because his parents attended, and he saw how involved they are as alumni. 

While at Doane, Justin ran track and cross country, and he enjoys keeping tabs on the current team results. He has also participated in a few Doane running events as an alum since his graduation. Justin loves Doane's credible reputation, especially in regards to the accounting department. He credits his status as a Doane Alum for helping him get every job he has interviewed for. He appreciated that Doane prepared him well and helped him with his career path.

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Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Bickert

This week’s alumni spotlight is Lisa Bickert ’13A. Last fall Kayleigh Lisa Bickert '13AErskine, an Alumni Office Tigers on Tour (TOT) student, was able to talk to Lisa about her Doane experience. Lisa graduated from the Doane Masters of Arts in Management program in 2013. Her first Doane experience, however, was in 1996 when she was looking for a course to take for her Bachelor’s degree. Her first interaction with Doane was so impactful that Lisa couldn’t stay away, and she was drawn to the Graduate program.

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Forensics wins back-to-back tournament championships



The Doane College Forensics team claimed championships in consecutive weeks as it returned to action in 2015.

Doane was crowned the champion of the second day tournament at the weekend Sleet and Snow Invitational, hosted by Bethel University (from St. Paul, Minnesota) Jan. 18 at Concordia University in Seward.

The team advanced 19 events to the final round and earned three first-place finishes from Ashley Kunz ’16 (Informative Speaking), Sam Clifford ’17 (Prose Interpretation) and first-year Rachel Fuxa ’18 (Dramatic Interpretation). Delta Wilson ’16 finished the weekend as the tournament’s overall individual champion.

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Why Martin Luther King Jr. Day still matters


As the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday draws near, it brings with it a time for reflection at Doane College.  

Given the great tumult in our world today, we are fortunate—some might say blessed—to have the words and deeds of Dr. King to guide us, inspire us and to give us hope in these uncertain times at home and abroad. Martin Luther King Jr. called upon all of us—African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, Whites and all shades in between—to embrace our common humanity and empower the “better angels of our nature.” What his life meant, what his words taught us, means more today than at any time in our recent history.  Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech is significant not just for the country and world, but for our families and ourselves as individuals. It speaks to everyone and we should listen to it often and not just on the third Monday of the first month of the year.

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