Student spotlight - Catherine (McLey) Neidermeyer

Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals.

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Catherine (McLey) Neidermeyer
Today we meet Catherine (McLey) Niedermeyer, a student in the UNO/UNMC Master of Arts Degree in Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Program.

  • Name: Catherine (McLey) Niedermeyer
  • Hometown: Syracuse, Neb.
  • Program/Year: UNO/UNMC Master of Arts Degree in Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Program

List three songs on your playlist (include artist):

  • "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
  • "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" by Meat Loaf
  • Pretty much anything from a Disney movie

Name your favorite study spot.

My couch, under a blanket, is my favorite study spot.

My favorite study snack is ...

Apples and peanut butter.

My favorite app is


Three things people may not know about you.

  • I rappelled down a 150-foot cliff when I was in the second grade.
  • I went to Doane College on a golf scholarship until I had surgery to repair a torn labrum.
  • I completed a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and religious studies in three years.


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sue andon
January 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

WOW!!!I'd love to hear more about the rappelling!

January 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM

So proud of you and your accomplishments! Your hard work is definitely paying off! :)

January 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Woo Hoo!

January 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Mazel tov, Catie! Proud of you!

Bettie Butts
January 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM

We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep up the good work!

kristin S.
January 25, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Congrats Catie!!!