Step-Up students return to UNMC campus

June 04, 2021

Image with caption: Aileen Warren, associate vice chancellor and director of human resources, left, and program coordinator Evelyn Grixby, right, pose in 2016 with the first co-hort of Step-Up interns -- from left, Kayontae Bell, Michael Hughes and DeVenae Henderson. The job-training program will return to campus this month.

Aileen Warren, associate vice chancellor and director of human resources, left, and program coordinator Evelyn Grixby, right, pose in 2016 with the first co-hort of Step-Up interns -- from left, Kayontae Bell, Michael Hughes and DeVenae Henderson. The job-training program will return to campus this month.

The job training and mentoring program Step-Up Omaha! will return to UNMC this month.

The seven-week summer program will run from June 7-Aug. 6. New interns will start at their worksites on June 21 following two weeks of employment training.

"UNMC departments are excited and anxiously awaiting the return of the Step-Up student interns to campus," said program coordinator Evelyn Grixby.

Participating departments include human resources at both the UNMC and UNO campuses, the UNMC chancellors office, academic affairs, pediatrics, the Child Health Research Institute, the McGoogan Health Sciences Library, the general supply mailroom, the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Center for Healthy Living.

New student interns will receive one-on-one on-the-job training and career exploration.

Warren said she is proud UNMC continues to be a part of this program.

"We are so fortunate to work in an environment where leaders see the importance and know the benefit of having these interns on campus," Warren said. "Evelyn Grixby does a wonderful job coordinating the UNMC Step-Up Program, and I am sure this year will be a positive experience for all involved."

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Dr. Sheritta Strong
June 04, 2021 at 10:10 AM

I am also glad that UNMC continues to serve the community in this way.