Kimberli Robyn Burdett of Aliso Viejo was among approximately 775 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Aug. 16 and 17.
The ceremonies were the first events conducted in Lincoln's new 15,000-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena. The graduates are from 34 states and 24 countries.
Jay Storz, associate professor of biological sciences at UNL, delivered the address at the Aug. 16 ceremony for graduate and professional degrees. Lance Morgan, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk Inc., delivered the address at the Aug. 17 ceremony for bachelor's degrees and received the Builder Award, recognizing his service to the state and university. Ho-Chunk Inc. is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.