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Catherine Mello, Director
985200 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  68198-5200

Located in the Williams Science Hall, level 3, the UNMC Alumni Relations Office (ARO) manages events, communications, and financial responsibilities of the UNMC Alumni Association. The UNMCAA is the umbrella organization for the Alumni Councils for the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry, Allied Health Professions and the Graduate Studies Program. In addition, the ARO provides staff support for the College of Medicine Parents and Family Association and the UNMC Retiree Association.  

UNMC’s greatest resource has always been its students — learning from each other to advance the art and science of health care. 

UNMC graduates are members of an amazing worldwide network of more than 46,100 health care professionals who continue to learn from each other. 

The mission of the UNMCAA is to engage alumni and support UNMC. 

The vision is informed, inspired and invested alumni and friends. 

The Core Values are: Teamwork, Communication, Pride, and Service. 

Strategic Goals include: 

1. Prepare students and new alumni to be engaged. 
Purposefully build the next generation of alumni leaders and volunteers in support of institutional success. 

2. Engage alumni with UNMC and each other. 
Deploy meaningful engagement, customized communication and valued volunteer opportunities. 

3. Impact institutional priorities. 
Advance the mission and success of the University through intentional programmatic alignment. 

4. Empower alumni partners to achieve measurable outcomes. 
The association will serve as a valued resource for UNMC, empowering alumni councils to achieve metrics-based outcomes. 

Resources for Students 

Connections Project Blog 
The Connections Project blog is a place for UNMC Alumni to share real-world information and advice with students and fellow #unmcalumni. Information is in short written posts and videos.  Content lives on the blog (, but is also shared via the UNMC Alumni Association’s Facebook and Twitter. The blog can also be accessed from the alumni button in the UNMC app. Topics covered are wellbeing, professional skills, personal finance, time, talent, and treasure. Students are encouraged to visit the blog and subscribe to receive one email a week with a link to the latest blog post. All content is quick and easy to digest.  

UNMC Alumni Connections
In April 2021, the UNMC Alumni Association launched a new online community, UNMC Alumni ConnectionsThis is a dedicated place for alumni and students to connect through networking, mentoring, groups, discussion boards and more. 

Students are especially encouraged to take advantage of this unique resource to help build professional connections, find a mentor, and further their professional growth while still at UNMC. Student users will then have the opportunity to continue utilizing the community after the transition from student to alumnus. Individuals who are interested in signing up may visit and join the community via LinkedIn (if already signed up on that site), their UNMC NETID, or email.  

Social Networking
Students and alumni can connect with their profession, college or the UNMCAA through more than 15 social media platforms. From Twitter, to Facebook, to Instagram, an alumni LinkedIn group and more, we are sure to be where you are; join us today! 

College-Specific Alumni Councils 
The UNMC Alumni Relations Office also includes student representation on the Alumni Councils.  Interested students may contact to get involved. 

For more information about the UNMC Alumni Association, visit