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Meet the Council

Meet the Council

   
Tosh Utsumi Headshot Tosh Utsumi '65              

First Term

Why I Chose Doane: I arrived at Doane as a shy kid. Doane allowed and encouraged my intellectual and social development by providing friendly, knowledgeable staff and an accepting student environment.  The support built my confidence and became the basis for implementing the latest technical trends into my successful family business.

Doug Whitman Headshot Doug Whitman ’73, ’04E              

First Term

 

Why I Chose Doane: 

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Ed Boehle '77

Second Term

Why I Chose Doane: 

Sheryl Cooley Headshot Sheryl Cooley '75              

First Term

Why I Chose Doane: 

 

Jason Hellmuth Headshot Jason Hellmuth ’89              

First Term

                           

Why I Chose Doane: 

Doug Heller Headshot Doug Heller '85                  

First Term
                           

Why I Chose Doane: I liked the small atmosphere, as my high school senior class was almost 400 people and the high school had over 1,500 students total. Plus, Doane was willing to provide financial aid and made the cost very comparable or less than UNL (which offered up no financial aid). I felt very welcome in my weekend visitations and it just felt right!

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Allyson Horne '97
First Term

Why I Chose Doane: I was so fortunate to have the Doane family support me through my college experience. Numerous professors, faculty, and staff encouraged me through difficult times, saw me for my best, and helped me see what was possible for my future. The education experience at Doane confirmed my belief in ripple effects: when people choose to see a student for their strengths and potential, amazing things happen. I am grateful that I chose Doane then, and even more grateful to be part of this learning community now.

Kim Zimmerman Headshot Kim Williford Zimmerman '97 
              

Second Term                              

 

Why I Chose Doane: 

 
Tica Perri Headshot Tica Perri '98               

Second Term

Why I Chose Doane: I went to Doane because of Dan Kunzman. He recruited me at Camp LaForet where there were many other Doane alumni that participated as beloved counselors. He knew it was a way better fit for me that NYU, where I desperately wanted to attend.  In the end, we all (my parents and I) knew that Doane was going to be a better fit. My Mom cried and cried when she left me there, and Dan reassured her I was going to be fine. I was fine, and I loved my time there. Still not over it. 

Zach Blachman Headshot Zach Blackman '09              

Second Term
                               

Why I Chose Doane: Coming from a small high school, Doane's class size and social environment appealed to me. I was looking to remain involved with extra-curricular activities and Doane provided me with many opportunities through forensics, band, choir, and Greek groups. When visiting Doane, I fell in love with the beautiful campus and knew it was right for me. 

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Cory Kibler '04

First Term

Why I Chose Doane: Before I arrived, I wanted something unique and familial from my college experience, and Doane is absolutely that. In retrospect, I'm most grateful I chose Doane because of its personable and invested instructors. At every turn, they offered me accountability, empowerment, and the genuine invitation to learn with them both in and out of class.  

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Lara Hawthorne Kibler '03, '09E

First Term

 

Why I Chose Doane: 

Maria Kutchenberg Headshot Mariah Karlin Kurtenbach '16            

First Term

 

Why I Chose Doane:

Anna Flores Headshot Anna Flores '19            

First Term
                                         

Why I Chose Doane: I still remember walking on campus during my visit and being impressed with the beautiful campus and the wonderful people who greeted us throughout the day; from students to professors to staff, everyone was so warm, inviting and truly made me feel like I fit in from Day one. After meeting with David Swartzlander, the Associate Professor of Practice Journalism my mind was made up. As a student I could not have imagined a better advisor, professor or mentor. Without him I wouldn't be where I am or who I am today. I also loved the smaller community Doane offered as I was able to participate in a plethora of activities and gained a ton of experience in the Journalism department. Doane offers the best from the classes, community, college to career center and more; they truly shape you as a student and as a person ready for the world. 

Tonya ONeel Headshot Tonya O'Neel '13L (PRESIDENT)            

Second Term
 

Why I Chose Doane: I chose to continue my education at the Doane-Lincoln campus because it allowed me to continue working full-time and applied previously earned credits. The accelerated program for non-traditional students enabled me to complete two courses in an eight week period of time and the flex terms were awesome! Not only did I gain a great education from Doane University, but the connections and friendships I made over the years have been priceless. 

Tyler Cooper Headshot Tyler Cooper '16L  

First Term

Why I Chose Doane: I had a hiatus from my college education for several years. I chose Doane University because it offered so many options that fit my life as an adult learner. My previous college credits transferred with ease, and the class schedule allowed for me to attend college without creating a lot of conflicts with my career or personal life. After starting my classes I was impressed and happy with my choice! The classes were small and provided for lots of dialog with professors and other students which only enhanced the learning atmosphere, especially because many of my classmates were also in careers/ jobs and could provide insight and other ways of looking at things I had never considered. The dialog, atmosphere, encouragement and support from staff (and other students going through the same things!) pushed Doane past all my expectations. Doane is truly a great place to learn and I'm proud to be a Doane Tiger.

 
Kealyn ORourke Headshot Kealyn Lutt O'Rourke '10L, '13A   

First Term                               

Why I Chose Doane: I chose Doane because it fit my life. To maintain my lifestyle and not go into debt, I had to continue working full-time and Doane allowed me the flexibility to do this. I continued to choose Doane when the classes truly fit real-world experience. I could use the information we were discussing and apply it to real business experiences- helping to come up with solutions and eventually led me to furthering myself professionally.

Marcy Haas Headshot Marcy Haas '18L (SECRETARY)          

First Term

Why I Chose Doane: