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Life Skills Annual Report

By NU Athletic Communications

Life Skills Annual Report 2018-2019

Nebraska Life Skills had another eventful and highly productive year as it continued to be one of the premier programs in the nation for student-athlete personal and professional development. The 2018-2019 academic year saw the implementation of the Life Skills 4-year tiered programming at Nebraska. This programming aims to meet student-athletes where they are in their development and provide them with opportunities to sharpen and grow as professionals and individuals. Throughout the year, student-athletes were required to attend certain events based on their academic year as a part of this curriculum. In addition to the 4-year tiered programming, student-athletes met with assigned Life Skills staff members each semester for individually focused personal and professional development meetings dedicated to developing a plan for life after athletics. Individual meeting topics included crafting a resume, the job and internship search process, goal setting, interview techniques, and professionalism.

The Life Skills staff expanded to six full-time staff members with the addition of full-time Diversity and Inclusion Director, DaWon Baker. Kate Frazier and Tom Lemke were also additions to the staff, each as an Assistant Director of Life Skills. The solidified staff of six also includes Director of PEO Programs, Sammi Cowger, Director of Education & Engagement Programs, Stacey Burling, and Senior Associate Athletic Director of Life Skills, Keith Zimmer.



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