Alicia Davis spoke about the Costa Rica Trip March 22, 2016

The Undergrad and graduate Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a international travel opportunity in the spring of 2015.  They traveled to Costa Rica to provide accent modification services to the employees of an international banking security software company.

The Students experienced immense opportunities for clinical growth by obtaining clinical hours needed for the completion of their masters degrees.  In addition to providing services, students experienced typical Costa Rican life by dining and interacting with the locals of San Jose and traveling to the Monteverde region of Costa Rica.

Our club helped support their learning experience.

Thanks to Alicia Davis and Diane Farrand for a very interesting presentation

University Sertoma Hosts PUSH America Picnic July 2 with Journey of Hope Cyclists

As for the past 15 summers, on July 2nd the University Sertoma Club of Lincoln hosted one of the three teams of Journey of Hope cyclists, members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity from universities across the nation, for a picnic dinner at Antelope Park as they stopped for the night in Lincoln.  PUSH 2014V2Following dinner, the team of 35 cyclists traveled to Christ United Methodist Church for a friendship visit where team members and people with disabilities from the Lincoln community participated in interactive social activities.  Journey of Hope is a program organized by PUSH America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises funds in hopes of enhancing awareness and the quality of the lives for people with disabilities.  Each cyclist raised at least $5,500 before beginning their trip in San Francisco that will culminate 4,000 miles later in Washington, DC.  Combined with their individual fund raising and corporate sponsorships, the Journey of Hope 2014 teams have raised more than $500,000 this year for people with disabilities.  More information about this organization can be found at:

University Sertoma Celebrating at our Annual Banquet 2013-2014

2014-2015 University Sertoma Officers and Directors of the Board


Pictured Front Row L to R:  Joyce Ore, President Elect; Deb Drewel, Past President and Chairman of the Board;  Kate Anderson, Sergeant-at-Arms; Mary Torell, Program Chair; Back Row L to R:  Connie Wesslund, VP Membership; LaRita Lange, Secretary Elect; Nola Pollmann, President; Paula Larch, VP Sponsorship; Mary Snook, Secretary; Kathy Anderson, Treasurer.  Not Pictured:  Directors Pam Edwards, Ed Rivera, and Susan Wilkinson.

Passing the PinNola_Deb_PinningV2

Deb Drewel, Past President, presents the president’s pin to the new president, Nola Pollmann.




2013-2014 Sertoman of the Year – Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson was selected as this year’s recipient of the “Sertoman of thKate_LaRita_SertomanOfYearV2ae Year” award for her outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the club.  The award is being presented here by LaRita Lang.  Congratulations, Kate!

Continue reading

Poinsettia Sales Through November 13

It’s time for the annual poinsettia sales.  This year, the colors we are selling are red, pink, white, and a new color – ice punch which has red borders and pink in the middle.  Each plant comes in a foil-wrapped pot.  Once again, the plants are from Sun Valley Gardens and the prices are the same as previously.   A plant with 6 blooms (6 inch pot) is $10 and a plant with 18-20 blooms (8 inch pot) is $20.  Please collect the money for your plants and send it along with the order form to Joyce Ore by November 13, 2013.  If you have any questions, please contact Joyce at 472-7082 (7:30 AM – 4:30 PM) or 440-0939 (evenings).  Call Joyce to get her mailing address.

Delivery will be the week of December 2-6, 2013.  The order blank and flyer are attached for you to print and/or email to all who may be interested.

Thanks from the Fundraising Committee and have great sales!!

Poinsettia Orders 2013     Poinsettia flyer-2013

Apply by January 31, 2014, for $1,000 Sy Gau Scholarship

websygau1_thumbnailIn honor of a former Sertoma member with a background in education, the Sy Gau Scholarship fund was established many years ago.  The intent is to challenge young adults to use their education for Service to Mankind.  The fund encourages these students to understand that success goes beyond material wealth and status.  The scholarships will only be granted to undergraduate full time students and high school seniors who are relatives of a current Sertoma member in good standing. Also eligible are Sertoma Club members, Collegiate Sertoma Club members, and Serteen Club members in good standing. Scholarship money will be deposited in the student’s school account to be used for eligible expenses starting with the fall term immediately following the announcement of winners on May 1st.  Additional information about Sy Gau and this scholarship can be found at: 

To apply, complete the attached application and submit it with letters of reference by January 31, 2014, as instructed on the form.  To be considered, it is imperative that all instructions are followed explicitly.    

Sy Gau 2014 Application

Sertoma Names Lincoln Woman Director of Five-State Region

VickiHighstreetArticle taken from Lincoln Journal/Star 9/7/2013 . . . “Vicki Highstreet, a charter member and past-president of both the 25-year-old University Sertoma Club and the Nebraska CI (Cochlear Implant) Club in Lincoln, has been named Sertoma’s Great Plains Regional director.  She has also served as Sertoma’s East Nebraska Governor, which provided oversight for Nebraska clubs in Lincoln, Omaha, Columbus and Schuyler.  She serves on the Sertoma, Inc. Board of Directors, representing Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas.

She has been a presenter/trainer at all levels within the organization, and she has been the education coordinator at the local, district and regional levels. Having a professional degree in education created a natural progression toward training within Sertoma. She is a certified trainer for Sertoma, Inc., serving on the Certified Trainers Advisory Board, which helped develop the Sertoma Leadership Conference as a component of the International Convention. . . “