University of Nebraska Board of Regents, UNK

WHEREAS, Nathan Summerfield has served with distinction as University of Nebraska Student Regent and as President of the Associated Students of the University of Nebraska at Kearney since March 2010; and

WHEREAS, Regent Summerfield has demonstrated an uncommon understanding of the needs of the students as they relate to the mission of the University; and

WHEREAS, Regent Summerfield, in conjunction with the American Democracy Project and through partnership with local retailers, initiated UNK’s “Recycled Rides,” a program that offers bicycles for open campus use and supports environmental sustainability, student experiences and student government visibility; and

WHEREAS, Regent Summerfield led the UNK “Create-a-Bridge” initiative which, each Sunday, provides no-cost transportation throughout the City of Kearney for international students, thereby creating social opportunities and interaction between American volunteers and international students; and

WHEREAS, Regent Summerfield steadfastly represented student interests as he served on UNK’s Food Services Suggestion Committee, an integral part of the campus’s food services contract selection process; and

WHEREAS, Regent Summerfield endeavored to extend library hours during busy study times by means of student government volunteer assistance; and has initiated a process to improve student recreational facilities; and

WHEREAS, Regent Summerfield, through innovative thought, honest character and tireless effort on behalf of the entire UNK community, has earned the utmost respect of students, faculty and administration;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nebraska Board of Regents expresses its sincere appreciation for the exceptional contributions of Regent Nathan Summerfield during his term of office and wishes him well in all future endeavors.

Pictured: Chancellor Kristensen; Regent Summerfield; Regent Ferlic; President Milliken
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