Governor Declares November 5 "UNL Collge of Engineering Day" in Nebraska
In honor of the UNL College of Engineering's centennial (1909-2009), Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman proclaimed a day to celebrate Nebraska Engineering's first century and an ever-stronger future.
Brought forth the university's "Industrial College," the College of Engineering was formalized by the Nebraska legislature's 1909 Kotuoc bill.
Since then, thousands of Nebraska Engineering graduates have contributed to economic development and quality of life for Nebraska and the greater good, as described in this official proclamation:
STATE OF NEBRASKA PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, Nebraska’s state legislature designated at the University of Nebraska a College of Engineering, separate from the Industrial College, beginning in 1909; and
WHEREAS, the College of Engineering has grown with the University of Nebraska to attract and educate the brightest minds of this state and beyond; and
WHEREAS, more than 16,500 alumni have successfully developed their skills in the first 100 years of Nebraska Engineering degree programs through rigorous and meaningful studies at the college’s Lincoln and Omaha campuses; and
WHEREAS, the esteemed profession of engineering has become a driver of our nation’s capabilities to innovate ideas, create solutions and build structures that enhance quality of life amid a changing and complex world; and
WHEREAS, the benefits of Nebraska Engineering research have generated advances for the greater good of science as well as entrepreneurial and civic opportunities; and
WHEREAS, the UNL College of Engineering pursues excellence and establishes a vital learning environment benefiting our communities and our future.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dave Heineman, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 5th day of November, 2009, as
UNL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DAY
in Nebraska, and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due note of the observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this 22nd day of September, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Nine.
John A. Gale, Secretary of State
Dave Heineman, Governor