Real Life Scientist. Accidental Inventor.

Real Life Scientist. Accidental Inventor.

And just like that, something happens that can change your life and the lives of others forever… For Omaha’s James Hermsen, a carpenter by trade, it was that moment he stepped on and broke his glasses while helping a friend frame a straw-bale house. With a cordless...
Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

UNMC discoveries hold key to longer lives after pancreatic cancer diagnosis.No doubt about it: This community cares. That’s part of the reason regional researchers tirelessly tackle some of the most elusive diseases, dread diagnoses and proactive procedures in the...
Overachiever and Overcomer

Overachiever and Overcomer

Lydia Sand is a full-time young professional, an organizer and an advocate, a traveler, a runner, and a threat on the sand volleyball court.“I don’t want to just sit and squander opportunities,” she says. “I have a daily reminder that life is short – and life can...
Discovering your potential. At any stage of the game.

Discovering your potential. At any stage of the game.

To his students, Herb “Herbie” Thompson is a Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha specializing in Communications while finishing his Ph.D. in Leadership. To the Omaha community, he is much more. Born in England, where his mother grew up, his father’s military...
Mentors Matter

Mentors Matter

Mentors matter, and Dr. Janice Garnett lives to demonstrate empowering others is a gift well-given. “I really want to help people grow and develop,” she says. “If I can be a small part of that, then I know I’ve made a difference.” Dr. Garnett is a strong advocate for...
Helping the ‘Small Guy’ is Big for Danell Taylor

Helping the ‘Small Guy’ is Big for Danell Taylor

It’s a motto to live by: “big help for the small guy;” Danell Taylor and Small Guy Promotions have been doing just that since August of 2013. Like any good story, Small Guy Productions has a dramatic origin. With no prior business-ownership experience, Taylor was...