Since the program’s inception in 1986,
over 3000 alumni have graduated from Nebraska Honors.
Our alumni network extends throughout the United States and into several countries around the world. Our alumni remain close friends and engage with one another through regional and national reunions. Additionally, Honors alumni interact with current Honors students in curricular and co-curricular activities.
Nebraska Honors Program Alumni is an official affiliate of the Nebraska Alumni Association. The group's mission is to connect Honors Program alumni with their alma mater and each other for the advancement of Nebraska Honors and the University of Nebraska.
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Joyce Yen, PhD, is the Program/Research Manager for the University of Washington ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. Dr. Yen has been primary investigator or co-investigator on ten successful proposals that have brought over $4.5 million in funding to advance women faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics; to address faculty professional development more generally; and to diversify science and engineering and create a more inclusive climate in engineering. She was awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2004 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the 2007 University of Washington’s College of Engineering Professional Staff Innovator Award, and the 2012 University of Washington’s David B. Thorud Leadership Award. Yen was previously an assistant professor in Industrial Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, researching decision-making and resource allocation under uncertainty (stochastic programming). She received her MS and PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her BS in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating from the Honors Program and with highest distinction.