Courtesy of the Big Ten Conference Diversity Grant, Nebraska Life Skills enjoyed the services and talents of 5th year students Chris Phipps and Jordan Wilson. Phipps, from Harlem and a former member of the Nebraska Track and Field team and Wilson, who hails from Los Angeles, California; gained valuable experience and exposure in what many regard as the most comprehensive life skills program in the country. Both Phipps and Wilson assisted with major life skills events, were involved with various community outreach programs, facilitated individual student-athlete meetings, met with prospective student-athletes and integrated social media initiatives. Both Phipps and Wilson earned their undergraduate degrees from Nebraska on May 4, 2013 majoring in Psychology and Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management respectively. While Wilson will remain a member of the Life Skills staff for the upcoming academic year, Phipps has secured positions with both Upward Bound at Creighton University and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Recreation Center Wellness Services Department.
Life Skills Coordinators Jessie Gardner and Stacey Burling along with Director Keith Zimmer have been selected by the NCAA to present at the summer NCAA Life Skills Symposium to be held this coming June in Glendale, Arizona. The Life Skills team will educate professionals from around the country on how to “Maximize Community Outreach through Creativity and Collaboration.”