2018 Alumni & Friends Reunion

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2018 Alumni & Friends Reunion

University of Nebraska Foundation Craig Beuscher holds up a framed, etched, metal plate of a John Deer Tractor during the live auction. All of the proceeds went towards the R.B. and Doris Warren Judging Team Support Fund.

The 2018 Alumni & Friends Reunion was held April 13 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Below are some of the highlights. To learn more about the Alumni Weekend, view the Animal Science Nsider. The Block and Bridle banquet was held April 14 in culmination with the Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Animal Science Nsider Block & Bridle Banquet
Three Received Awards of Distinctions

The Department of Animal Science presented three awards of distinction to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate alumni, and the contributions individuals have made to the department through their commitment to the industry.

R.B. Warren family establishes fund in Warren name

The children of R.B. and Doris Warren have established a new endowed fund to support the judging teams in the Department of Animal Science. At the 2018 Alumni & Friends Reunion, we were honored to host the family of the late R.B. Warren. We are very grateful to the Warren children Lisa, Gale, Mark, Reid, and Robert and R.B.’s brother Roger for establishing this endowment in honor of R.B. and Doris. The R.B. and Doris Warren endowment will provide financial support to cover the operating costs associated with our intercollegiate judging teams.

Greg Ibach talking at podium.

Richard “R.B.” Warren was a member of the Department of Animal Science from 1956 to 1990. A Kansas native, R.B. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Kansas State University and married Doris in 1948. He completed a Master of Science degree in Animal Breeding from Oklahoma State University in 1950 and served on the animal science faculty at Michigan State University for six years before coming to Nebraska. R.B. enthusiastically developed young leaders for the animal industry through motivation, quality learning, skill development and personal mentoring. R.B. is known for establishing one the earliest and finest youth horse extension programs in the United States. His legacy has also resulted in the development of the R.B. and Doris Warren Scholarship and the Nebraska 4-H Horse Fund. His leadership and dedication were rightfully memorialized in naming the UNL Animal Science arena the “R.B. Warren Arena.” Again, we are grateful to his family for establishing this endowment! If you would like to donate to the R.B. and Doris Warren Judging Team Support Fund, please send a check to the NU Foundation and write the name of the fund in the memo line.