Harney to retire on Aug. 15, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am

Patti Harney will retire from the college on August 15. Patti joined the college five years ago as a lecturer in advertising and public relations. Last year, she was hired as an assistant professor of practice and the college's first Honors Faculty Fellow in partnership with the University Honors Program. In this role, Patti laid the foundation for a fruitful collaboration between the college and the Honors Program. She taught and worked with others teaching honors courses, increased the visibility of the program in the college, and established the first CoJMC honors recognition event, which recognized the achievements of both honors students and faculty.

Before joining the CoJMC, Patti had an impressive 30-year career at some of the nation's most prestigious advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson in New York City and Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she was an executive creative director and senior vice president. She also worked on some of the most globally recognized brands, including McDonald's, Hallmark, 7-Up, Kellogg's and Disney theme parks.

During her time in college, Patti has been beloved by students and colleagues alike. She has always brought a sharp wit, smiling face, and keen professional acumen to everything she has done. We have been fortunate to benefit from Patti's profound professional experiences and her passion for guiding young talent.

Following her retirement, Patti can be reached at pharney2@unl.edu. Plans for a celebration of Patti's service will be announced later.

Please join us in thanking Patti for service to the college and wishing her well in her next adventure.

Patti  Harney
Patti Harney