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Doane's Top 10 news stories of 2013

In this case, old news is good news.

After an exciting year that saw the college chart its new course with an ambitious strategic plan and more accomplishments for its accomplished alumni, Doane had some headlines worth remembering.

Here are the top 10 stories of 2013, in descending order and ranked by the number of pageviews each saw last year:

10. Doane partners with Ponca Tribe of Nebraska 

Expanding its reach across the state, Doane formed a bond with the non-reservation tribe through a college preparatory program, which aims to increase educational opportunities for Native American students. | Read here.

9. Celebrating Doane: Homecoming 2013

The college’s annual Homecoming festivities were expanded, with new activities at the School of Arts in Sciences in Crete and special dinners for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies students in Grand Island and Lincoln. | Read here.

8. Gokie competes for US Bobsled team

Kylie Gokie ’17 came to down as a highly-touted, multi-event track athlete. But before she ever donned Doane’s black and orange, the freshman suited up with a different set of colors for a different sport in a different country. | Read here.

7. Surviving Move-In Day

Nothing like a few tips from a seasoned vet (Erin Bell, OSC work study and editor-in-chief of The Owl) to make the first day as a Doane student less of a hassle. | Read here.

6. Doane College ranked among best liberal arts colleges in nation and first in Nebraska by Washington Monthly

Doane isn’t just called the college of ranked way up there for semantics. | Read here.

5. Meyer appointed VP of Advancement

Doane’s cabinet welcomed a new and experienced member over the summer in Kevin Meyer, a longtime administrator with the University of Nebraska Foundation. | Read here.

4. ACS confirms Doane as first college to ‘Relay’

This is the college of hope. And, apparently, the college of making history. The American Cancer Society proved Doane – not the University of Georgia, as previously thought – to be the first college in the country to host a collegiate Relay for Life event. | Read here.

3. Commencement 2013

Mid-May at the Crete campus means only one thing: Commencement. Yet another group of capable graduate and undergraduate students were awarded their diplomas. | Read the preview and the review.

2. Doane College to open new campus in Omaha

Phase one complete. The college completed a major part of its new strategic plan by setting up camp in Nebraska’s largest city (at 147th and F streets) and opened its doors when the calendar turned to 2014. | Read here.

1. JaCee Pilkington crowned Miss Nebraska

The Doane student and North Platte native, competing with 16 other candidates, became state royalty last June. Pilkington ’14 went on to the national Miss America Pageant last September in Atlantic City, N.J. | Read here.