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Johanns said he nominated Parker
because he not only did his job, he did
“I would only nominate someone
who would go above and beyond the
call of duty,” Johanns said.
Laurie McAdams, Retired and
Senior Volunteer Program staff liaison
to the county and city for the Volunteer
of the Month Award, said Parker is
humble about his accomplishments.
“He is so neat... He doesn’t take
credit,” she said.
The Antelope Valley Study group
is also aiming to solve transportation
and flood problems downtown,
Johanns said solutions to those
problems are complicated.
Parker has worked on the project
for the past four years. It will probably
take 20 years to complete the plan’s
One part of die project is the diver
sion of traffic away from UNLs cam
pus - especially on 16th and 17th
streets. Not only is the traffic danger
ous, Parker said, but students don’t
take caution when crossing.
“Wfe have students who take liber
ties when they cross the streets, too,”
The group is also looking at eco
nomic development on unused flood
plains and defining where the universi
ty ends and communities such as 1
Malone neighborhood begin.
Parker also works with the com
munity to plan Martin Luther King Jr.
Day activities. He helped create the
Freedom Breakfast, whichwill be held
at 7:30 am Friday at the Comhusker
Hotel, 333 S. 13* St.
“(King) was a living example of
what one can do and do well with what
he has,” Parker said
Parker took the $10 he received as
he Volunteer of he Month and donat
ed it to MADD Dads, another volun
McAdams said one person or
group is chosen as volunteer of the
month from all nominated volunteers
in city and county departments such as
the mayor’s office and the election
McAdams said the award is pre
sented at the monthly meeting of the
“I’m fortunate enough to be able to
do it,” he said “I consider (the award)
he frosting on he chocolate fudge
“And I love chocolate fudge cake.”
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KEITH PARKER, DHL sociology professor and director of the African American and African studies program, was
recently named January’s volunteer of the month by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Parker, who Is
heavily mvonou wnn me Mimiopo vaitey Sumy project, was nommamo ror me awaru oy mayor mine jonanns.
as well as the obvi
ous ones from Nebraska.
When they signed,theyalso had
) plenty they wanted to tell Osborne!.
A few examples include! “All
the way from Michigan. Th&ks, 0r.
tom,” “Coach Osborne, Thahkk-for
being such a great inspiration,”
“Thanks for the memories, Coach,”
“Happy Retirement,” and many
Closer to home, Kris $empe, a
junior exercise science student, was
dents’ liv^^ omjeneration, and
we really appreciate^ everything he’s
done,” she said. “He’s well-respect
ed across the state and even the
Mark Stephens of Lincoln also
stopped in Tuesday afternoon, and
he said he felt like he should sign it
“It’s a nice tribute for the
We just though it
would be a neat deal
to thank him.... ” ..
alumni association director
coach,” he said. “It’s an easy way for
the public who may not typically be
close to the coach to say thanks for
all his commitment to Nebraska.”
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