University of Nebraska Medical Center

Volunteer Activities Committee & Social Events

Committee Leadership

  • Chair: Jeannie Thomas
  • Co-Chair: Karen Kroupa

Committee Members

  • Christina Boje
  • Mark Carlson, MD
  • Val Danner
  • Angela Hanna, MD
  • Reagan Huber
  • Meghana Kashyap
  • Alexandra Lane
  • Toni Laux
  • Quan Ly, MD
  • Josh Mammen, MD
  • Ashley McClain
  • Kimberly McLaughlin
  • Jackie Nelson
  • Becky Palensky
  • Neesha Patel
  • Jill Povondra
  • Jessica Shank, MD
  • Diane Treat
  • Sarah Trimm

The Department of Surgery hosted a Halloween potluck and costume contest.


Participants enjoyed the camaraderie and entertainment from the amazing contestants.


The Department of Surgery Halloween potluck and costume contest.


The Department of Surgery Halloween potluck and costume contest.


Past Events

October 2023: Halloween potluck and costume contest.

October 2023: 2023 Komen Nebraska More Than Pink Walk

September 2023: A department outing at Werner Park to watch the Omaha Storm Chasers v. Indianapolis Indians

April 2023: Learn Over Lunch: Spring sugar cookie course

Green Light Items

Book Repository

Located on the 4th Floor, Medical Science Building, Room 4591

This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to donate books to a Department of Surgery Library, where they can be checked out, and returned once finished.

We are now taking book donations for our Book Repository. If you have any type of book that you think others would enjoy and you no longer feel a need to have it taking up space in your home of office, please drop it off in Tracy Hanzek’s office at MSB 4515.  The DOS Wellness Library will be located on the bookshelf outside of MSB 4591. You are welcome to “check out” a book just like you did in high school and you will have 30 days till you will need to either return the book or check it out for an extended period of time in order to finish reading it. 

Create a town square/bulletin board on Teams/Sharepoint

The goal is to easily share information such as:

  • Social calendar
  • Advice on questions about schools, sitters, handymen, etc.
  • Area to share interests or hobbies that other might be interested in (painting, woodworking, furniture refurbishing, etc.)
Lunch Hour Sessions

Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Classes

Currently Seeking Leader

Small Group Lunch/Dinner
Currently Seeking Leader