Barb Schlothauer of Gering has been selected as one of six new members to the Humanities Nebraska Council and Foundation boards of directors.
Schlothauer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a double major in speech pathology and elementary education.
She worked as a speech therapist in the Rockford, IL public schools and the Lake County Special Education District in Illinois, and was the Director of Development for the University of Nebraska Foundation in western Nebraska for 25 years.
Schlothauer is a current board member of the Oregon Trail Community Foundation and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, and a past board member for the Theatre West Summer Repertory theater at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Barb co-chaired Humanities Nebraska’s Chautauqua in Scottsbluff-Gering in 2014.
Other new members selected include Chris Cornelius of Lincoln, a faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Editor of the Journal of Materials Science.
Dori Wanitschke of Grand Island is finance officer at the Grand Island Community Foundation and has 35 years experience in banking operations and compliance management.
Brenda Christensen of Omaha has been a volunteer leader for a number of civic and charitable organizations, including: Hope Center for Kids Board of Directors, Millard Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, Past president and current Advisor to the Board of Directors of Junior League of Omaha, Aksarben Womens Ball Committee, and Completely Kids.
John H. Conley of Omaha is a financial advisor and senior vice president of D.A. Davidson Company.
And Tami Hellman of Kearney just completed a second term as president of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) board, and is serving a final year as its past-president.
Humanities Nebraska inspires and enriches personal and public life by delivering opportunities to engage thoughtfully with history and culture. Accomplishing this mission is made possible by the dedicated volunteers on both boards.
Nebraska Humanities Council strives to make the humanities accessible to all Nebraskans through programs and grants.
The Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities works with the Council to raise private donations and advocate for public funding at the state and federal levels to make this work possible.
A third organization, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, serves as the endowment for both Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency.