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Derek Bombeck Receives NWU Alumni Award

Nebraska Wesleyan University honors outstanding alumni annually through their Legends and Legacies Alumni Awards.  Last year’s recipients were honored at a virtual ceremony in May of 2021. Derek Bombeck was named NWU’s 2020 Legends and Legacies Young Alumni Loyalty recipient.  Please see information below.

Derek Bombeck ’05

Young Alumni Loyalty

“I wasn’t just getting an education, but also gaining a family.”

Without skipping a beat, Bombeck began giving back to NWU. Bombeck regularly returns to campus to guest lecture and speak with prospective students, and he has employed over 50 NWU interns with the Nebraska Athletics Department and the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. Through the Prairie Wolf Partner program, he helps out-of-state NWU students feel at home. He has served on the Board of Directors for Zeta Psi Fraternity and volunteers with sports organizations in Lincoln.

Nationally recognized by his peers as an exceptional Sports Event Executive, Bombeck credits professors, mentors like Nancy Hansen and the Event Management Program with his ability to flourish in his highly competitive industry.

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Shelley McHugh ‘91
Director of Alumni Relations

Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE  68504
Phone: 402-465-2123