George (Merle) Scheel joined the Nebraska Athletic Department as a guest relations/security attendant in 2010. A graduate of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Academy, Scheel earned his criminal justice certificate and spent 10 years in law enforcement with the Nance County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Seward Police Department.
He then changed careers to begin work with Walker Manufacturing in Seward, Neb., where he served as the lead man for two years and was the chairman of the company’s peer group before retiring. He has also held maintenance positions with Sandhills Publishing and most recently with Farm Bureau Insurance in Lincoln.
Scheel is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970.
George’s wife Paula is a 1984 graduate of UNL nursing school. Together they have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.