Prizes awarded in 'I Love UNMC' contest

by Bill O’Neill, UNMC public affairs | January 19, 2009

picture disc.The "I Love UNMC" contest prize drawing couldn't have come at a better time for Eric White.

The graphic artist in UNMC's Printing Services said he was feeling a little pudgy on Friday. Then he found out he won the "I Love UNMC" contest's health and wellness package, as part of the January random drawing.

"Right now, I feel fat. After winning this prize, I will feel skinny and healthy," White said, kiddingly.

Congrats from T.O.

Tom O'Connor takes a moment to congratulate the winners of the latest "I Love UNMC" random prize drawing.(Video by Andrew Nelson, UNMC public affairs)

As the winner of the health and wellness package, White will receive three, one-month passes to the UNMC Center for Healthy Living, as well as two, one-hour massages and a one-hour dietary consult, compliments of the Olson Center for Women's Health. The entire prize is valued at $209.

Other prize winners included:

  • Barb Glover, Karin Carlson and Erin Comfort of the Munroe-Meyer Institute. They won the Auto Package (total value: $264), consisting of four oil changes at Charlie Graham Body and Service, four oil changes at Prime Auto Sales and two, $20 gift certificates from QT.
  • Fran Higgins, Sue Prusia, Pat Leuschen and Greg Karst of the School of Allied Health Professions. The quartet won three, $25 gift certificates to the Dundee Dell.
  • Lisa Jewell of the Youth Learning Center. She and the Community Academy Student Advisory Group won 15, $5 gift certificates to the Nebraska Cafe, compliments of Sodexho.
  • Mike Gleason, a Graduate Studies fellow in the Eppley Institute. Gleason won two tickets to the Nebraska/Colorado men's basketball game on Feb. 19. The tickets, valued at $50, are courtesy of the University of Nebraska Foundation.
  • David Hutcheson and Andrew Miller, students at the College of Nursing in Scottsbluff. Hutcheson and Miller won a $40 gift certificate to Applebee's.
  • Michelle Varney, Seeme Singh and Kalyan Nannuru, of the Department of Pathology/Microgiology. The trio won the Omaha Royals baseball package, valued at $42. The package includes four tickets to a Royals game and a $10 gift certificate to Katie's Greek Restaurant.
  • Julie Ditter, Johna Belling, Lee Mosely and Robin Taylor, aka the "Village People," of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience. They received three, $25 gift certificates to Goldberg's Bar & Grill.

All of the submitted videos can be viewed on UNMC's YouTube Channel.

Faculty, staff, students alumni and friends of UNMC have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, to submit videos for the contest. The top 10 most-viewed videos will advance as finalists for the Viewer's Choice, first, second and third runner-up prizes.

For a complete list of prizes, contest rules, sample videos and instructions, visit our Web site at www.unmc.edu/iloveunmc.