The Carl A. Donaldson Award

Carl Donaldson

In 1972, UAAD established an annual award for excellence in management named for UAAD founder Carl A. Donaldson. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Donaldson devoted his entire 43-year professional career to University service. 

This award was designed to promote the purposes of UAAD and to recognize University of Nebraska–Lincoln employees who demonstrate outstanding skills in management.

The Floyd S. Oldt Award

Established in 1992 as part of a bequest from a trust established by Floyd S. Oldt, a member of the Nebraska Class of 1920. Oldt was a superintendent of Abel Construction Co. in Lincoln before moving to Dallas, Texas, where he became a prominent general contractor. Oldt was a generous contributor to many humanitarian and civic organizations.

Floyd S. Oldt

The award recognizes employees who demonstrate exceptional service and dedication to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2021 UAAD Founders' Day Awards

Recipients for UAAD's 2021 Floyd S. Oldt and 2021 Carl A. Donaldson annual awards were announced at UAAD's 59th Founders' Day celebration held May 19, 2021. Nikki Gohring received the 2021 Carl A. Donaldson awards while Jenny Gilmore received the 2021 Floyd S. Oldt award.

2021 Donaldson Award Nominees
2021 Carl A. Donaldson Award for Excellence in Management Nominees: Catia Guerrero and Nikki Gohring
2021 Oldt Award Nominees
2021 Floyd S. Oldt Award for Exceptional Service and Dedication Nominees: Matt Brockhoff, Jenny Gilmore, and Kacey Nilkin Pedersen

Past Recipients

Donaldson

  • 1973 Ronald W. Wright
  • 1974 Ruth Michalecki
  • 1975 Roy Rasmussen
  • 1976 Terry Tallon
  • 1977 Charles Koopman
  • 1978 Ray W. Coffey
  • 1979 Joseph Pospichal
  • 1980 James Van Horn
  • 1981 Elvis A. Dickason
  • 1982 Daryl Swanson
  • 1983 Harley Schrader
  • 1984 Douglas Zatechka
  • 1985 Theodore E Pfeifer
  • 1986 James Knisely
  • 1987 Bud Dasenbrock
  • 1988 Richard Mills
  • 1989 Viann Schroeder
  • 1990 Alan Moeller
  • 1991 Glen Schumann
  • 1992 Stan Campbell
  • 1993 D'vee Buss
  • 1994 Bruce Currin
  • 1995 Al Papik
  • 1996 Del Dearborn
  • 1997 Dan Duncan
  • 1998 Marilyn Bugenhagen
  • 1999 C. W. "Butch" Hug
  • 2000 James Main
  • 2001 Kenda Scheele
  • 2002 Mark Schroeder
  • 2003 Tad McDowell
  • 2004 Rich McDermott
  • 2005 David DeFruiter
  • 2006 Vicki Highstreet
  • 2007 Mary LaGrange
  • 2008 Jeffrey Bassford
  • 2009 Jeanne Wicks
  • 2010 Debra Arent
  • 2011 Rik Barrera
  • 2012 Bill Goa, Jr.
  • 2013 Dodie Eveleth
  • 2014 Donna Hahn
  • 2015 Alecia Kimbrough
  • 2016 Deb Johnson
  • 2017 Jenny Schnase
  • 2018 Jeff Golus
  • 2019 Rachel Larson
  • 2020 Stephanie Kuenning
  • 2021 Nikki Gohring

Oldt

  • 1990 Howard Parker
  • 1992 Kim Todd
  • 1993 Roshan Pajnigar
  • 1994 Lisa Schmidt
  • 1995 Jim Peterson
  • 1996 Linda Rossiter
  • 1997 Linda Roos
  • 1998 Rosalee Swartz
  • 1999 Faye Moulton
  • 2001 Polly Putney
  • 2002 Sally Buchholz
  • 2003 Bill Bode
  • 2004 Ardis Holland
  • 2005 Mark Powell
  • 2006 Linda Major
  • 2007 Julie Hagemeier
  • 2008 James Fischer
  • 2009 Karen Fulton
  • 2010 Linda Arnold
  • 2011 Kathe Andersen
  • 2012 Lyda Snodgrass
  • 2013 Amy Lanham
  • 2014 Steve Booton
  • 2015 Lindsay Augustyn
  • 2016 Kate Engel
  • 2017 Robin Bowman
  • 2018 Stephanie Vendetti
  • 2019 Donelle Moormeier
  • 2020 Karen Jackson
  • 2021 Jenny Gilmore