Mello named director of Alumni Relations

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations | August 28, 2017

Image with caption: Catherine Mello

Catherine Mello

Catherine Mello has been named the next director of the UNMC Alumni Relations Office, said Bob Bartee, vice chancellor for external affairs.

Mello has served as interim director of the UNMC Alumni Relations Office since January.

She joined Alumni Relations in November 2010 as its associate director for communication and outreach. She also served two years as a graduate research assistant in the College of Public Health from 2005 to 2007.

As alumni director, Mello will continue to work to advance the New Era of Engagement, which was passed by the UNMC Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2015 and included automatic membership to all graduates.

"We value our many alumni and continue to look for deeper collaborations between alumni and campus leaders that will make a real difference for both our alumni, and the next generation of health professionals at UNMC," Mello said.


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Jennifer Bredehoft
September 05, 2017 at 8:18 AM

Such wonderful news!! Congratulations, Catherine!!

Aileen Warren
August 30, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Awesome News! Congratulations Catherine!

Jayme Nekuda
August 28, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Cheers to you on your permanent appointment as UNMC's Alumni Director!

Tom O'Connor
August 28, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Congrats, CM!!! Know you'll do a great job!

Stacie Hamel
August 28, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Great news, Catherine! Congratulations.

Dawn Nevarez
August 28, 2017 at 11:40 AM


Patrick Fuller
August 28, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Congratulations Catherine!

Mary Helms
August 28, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Woo Hoo! Congratulations to You!

Heidi Kaschke
August 28, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Congratulations, Catherine!

Lisa Metzger Grotrian
August 28, 2017 at 10:21 AM


Ann Ashford
August 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Congratulations, Catherine! Well deserved and the alums and UNMC are lucky to have you!

John Schleicher, McGoogan Library
August 28, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Congratulations Catherine! You are great to work with!

Fran Higgins
August 28, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Yay, Catherine! I know you'll continue to be a great asset to UNMC and the alums. Awesome news!

Kacie Baum
August 28, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Congratulations - well deserved!

April Elker
August 28, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Congratulations Catherine! Looking forward to seeing Alumni Relations evolve under your leadership!

Aleta Gaertner
August 28, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Congratulations, Catherine!

Fran Neff
August 28, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Congrats Catherine, well deserved!

Emily McElroy
August 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM


Kitty Dybdall
August 28, 2017 at 7:39 AM

Congratulations Catherine!

Sarah Gloden Carlson
August 28, 2017 at 6:06 AM

Congrats, Catherine! UNMC is so fortunate to have you!!!

Karen Graulich Stiles
August 28, 2017 at 5:17 AM

Congratulations, Catherine!

Sue Pope
August 28, 2017 at 4:12 AM

Congratulations Catherine!! I look forward to continuing to work with you.