Retirement reception for Ricki Otten on Dec. 5

by Cassidy Adolf, UNMC public relations | December 03, 2019

Image with caption: Ricki Otten

Ricki Otten

The College of UNMC Allied Health Professions will hold a retirement reception to honor Ricki Otten on Dec. 5 from 2-4 p.m. in the Linder Reading Room at the Sorrell Center. Remarks will begin at 2:30 p.m. Otten will be retiring Dec. 20 after 38 years at UNMC.

Otten graduated from UNMC with a degree in medical technology from the College of Allied Health Professions. As an instructor and coordinator of chemistry/urinalysis in the UNMC Division of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), Otten has worked closely with students in the classroom, clinical settings and through the SHARING Clinics.

Since 2009, Otten worked with MLS student cohorts in the SHARING Clinics to improve laboratory processes and develop educational materials for student professionalism. Program Director Karen Honeycutt, Ph.D., said Otten's impactful work will be missed.

"She is known for making clinical chemistry fun, engaging and interesting," Dr. Honeycutt said. "Ricki's work ethic has always focused on quality patient care and providing the most valuable student educational experience."

The campus is invited to the event.

December 05, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Congratulations on your retirement!! You were a great instructor and I'm happy to have learned from you!! Best wishes for the next adventure!

babatunde adeoye
December 05, 2019 at 12:49 AM

She’s such a wonderful and amiable person. Always with a smile on her face

Jamie Smith Hernandez
December 04, 2019 at 11:22 PM

Your videos always made me laugh. Enjoy your retirement.

Kim Corum
December 03, 2019 at 8:16 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved retirement! You will be missed by many!

James Newland
December 03, 2019 at 7:42 AM

Ricki: You have a great story. Thanks for all your dedicated work in the laboratory. Enjoy your retirement. It was a privilege to know you.