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Pat Bohling

 Position at Doane: Custodial Staff
 Number of years as an Omega sponsor: 12 years
What makes being an Omega sponsor special:
 The girls bring such love and energy into my life. The bonds I have made with the girls over the years I will always cherish.
 A few words about myself:
I have been married to the same guy (Gale) for over 40 years. We have three wonderful children (Autumn, Cory, Megan) and four of the cutest grandchildren (Theo, Chaise, Ali, Brock) you have ever seen.  I have always loved working with and around kids.  They are what keep me thinking I'm still young.

Janet Jeffries

 Position at Doane: Part-time University Historian, Doane Family Association Liaison

Number of years as an Omega sponsor: I've been a sponsor since 2003. I'm an Omega mom and started as sponsor when my daughter Elizabeth Spencer '05 was a junior.

 What makes being an Omega sponsor special: 
 What I like most about being a sponsor is having a chance to know the girls. I've worked at Doane University for more than 25 years, mostly in positions that didn't allow me to have much contact with students. When I became an Omega sponsor I finally had a chance to interact with students.

 A few words about myself:
 I am a graduate of the University of Nebraska, B.A. and M.A. in history and architectural history. I worked at the Nebraska State Historical Society for several years before coming to Doane University. In my tenure here I have always handled issues and activities involving Doane's history and archives even though my positions within the Advancement Office (P.R., Fundraising, Elderhostel, and Eventing) weren't necessarily history oriented. With my move to Perkins Library in 2007, I now work with Doane's history and artifacts.
 From 1992-2016, I led Doane-sponsored tours to the Czech Republic for alumni and friends of the college. This trip has also been used as a directed studies internship for students. I continue to lead trips to the Czech Republic through a third-party travel agency.
 Another of my duties at Doane is to serve as the liaison to the Doane Family Association, Inc. a 1,000 member international genealogical organization where all members trace their ancestry to Deacon John Doane who settled on Cape Cod in Massachusetts in the mid 1600s. Our college founder Thomas Doane also descends from the Deacon. We do their association newsletter and help with various activities including the biennial reunions.
 I work part-time, as needed, as an architectural historian for Berggren Architects in Lincoln researching and writing about historic buildings for National Register nominations and/or historic preservation tax incentive projects.
 When not working, I volunteer my time at our local museum, the Crete Heritage Society where I serve as president. I am involved in local and regional Czech projects and I am also the leader of The Kramer Sisters, a musical duo that performs quite regularly in the area. I have a husband, 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Hobbies include genealogy, sewing, quilting, writing, etc.