CSE faculty, staff honored with Family and Friends Awards

Apr 12, 2021      By Victoria Grdina

Ann Koopmann, Brittany Duncan, Stephen Scott
Ann Koopmann, Brittany Duncan, Stephen Scott

The Family and Friends Awards, formerly known as the Parents’ Recognition Awards, recognize faculty and staff who have made a significant difference in students’ lives. Seventy-five University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees—including three Computer Science and Engineering faculty—were honored for their support to students during a virtual celebration March 5.

All nominations are submitted by parents, family and friends of students who include a short explanation of why this person was nominated. The nomination is anonymously shared with each recipient and all recipients receive a certificate.

The honors provide encouraging feedback to employees about their impact on students, while inspiring positive student and faculty relationships, giving recognition in an area often overlooked by formal rewards systems.

The annual recognition ceremony was organized by the Office of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the Teaching Council and the Parents Association. This is the 33rd year Nebraska faculty and staff have received this award.

The 2020-2021 CSE recipients are listed below. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of times a recipient has received the award:
• Brittany Duncan, Computer Science & Engineering (3)
• Ann Koopmann, Computer Science & Engineering (17)
• Stephen Scott, Computer Science & Engineering (2)

View the full list of recipients in Nebraska Today.