J Days Alumni Awards of Excellence
Began in 1992, J Days is a week-long celebration about the accomplishments of the students, faculty and alumni of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The CoJMC presents Alumni Awards of Excellence, the Nebraska Broadcast Pioneer Award, the college distinguished teaching award, Dean's Award and the Thomas C. Sorensen Award for Distinguished Nebraska Journalism each April.

To nominate a CoJMC alum for an award of excellence, submit the nomination by January 30 via our online nomination form.

Or send your nomination to the attention of the dean's office at:
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
PO Box 880443
Lincoln, NE 68588-0443

View a list of past winners.


Football Fridays
The Nebraska Champions Club is the new home of the NAA's Football Fridays. More than 2,500 alumni and fans from 36 states attended the events at the club, kicking off home-game weekends in the shadow of Memorial Stadium.

  • A game preview panel, with former Huskers and local media offering insights and predictions each week. Former Huskers Matt Davison, Jay Foreman, Tommie Frazier, Ty Steinkuhler and Steve Taylor all drop by to share their thoughts on the Huskers.
  • Appearances by a Nebraska assistant football coach each week.
  • Emcee Greg Sharpe of the Husker Sports Network.
  • Entertainment by DJ Craig Estudillo.

If you have questions contact Jenny Green or Shannon Sherman.


Alumni Association Events

Masters Week (November)

Alumni “masters” return to campus to share their experience and advice with current students. These alumni are honored for their accomplishments, and have the chance to show students how they have applied their education to their careers.

Nebraska Alumni Association Awards (May)
The alumni awards program is designed to recognize outstanding alumni, students and former faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in several categories.