Hartley Burr Alexander
Developed themes for the program of art and symbolism in the Nebraska State Capitol.
1870, Brown University
Chancellor of University of Nebraska 1900-1908. Andrews Hall is named for him.
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, 2000.
Endowed the Prairie Schooner in perpetuity with a fund through the University of Nebraska Foundation.
J. B. Milliken
President of the University of Nebraska, 2004-2014.
John G. Neihardt
Poet Laureate, State of Nebraska. Writer of Black Elk Speaks.
Jorgensen Hall was dedicated on October 29th, 2010. Alan Heeger (B.S. 1957), who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000, was the keynote speaker. He recounted how the highlight of his undergraduate years was a course in modern physics taught by Ted Jorgensen that introduced him to quantum physics. Also, he related that he once asked Ted Jorgensen how to succeed in physics. Jorgensen’s answer surprised him: Jorgensen inquired about Heeger’s grades in English. Ted then went on to explain that being able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, were essential to success as a scientist.
Spectrum Newsletter, No. 25, page 3