Friends of Scottish Rite Honoree

 
 

We are particularly honored to recognize Annie Bird as our 2017 Friend of the Scottish Rite award recipient. This award started in 2009 as a way to recognize an individual who has made a difference to our fraternity, but quickly became an award that recognized someone who's contributions to the community have made a significant difference to the mission of and the families served by the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute.

Annie is definitely a woman whose contributions have supported the mission of the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Annie has served children as a speech-language therapist. She has served as a passionate advocate for children with disabilities in the community, including as a Board member and Past-President of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute Board of Directors.

Thanks to the dedication she brings to the Board, the Munroe-Meyer Institute continues to expand their mission and presence, serving more children throughout Nebraska.

Past Recipients of the Friends of Scottish Rite award

 
 

Wayne A. Stuberg, Ph.D, PT, PCS, FAPTA - Professor and Associate Director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI). He is the Director of the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) program at MMI and currently serves as a member of the Board of Health for the State of Nebraska

2016

 

Patty Kircher - RiteCare mom and advocate. Patty has been active in numerous community organizations and activities, including WalkRite for RiteCare, the Girl Scouts, and the American Red Cross.

Denise Gehringer - RiteCare mom and advocate for Nebraskans with disabilities. Denise has taken leadership roles with the Down Syndrome Alliance of hte Midlands, the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute Board, the Rose Theater, and the TOPS Soccer program, a soccer league for children of all abilities.

2015

 

Korey Stading, M.S., CCC-SLP - RiteCare Clinician at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute. Korey has been nationally recognized for her research and work with RiteCare children.

2014

 

Del Weber, Ph.D. - Retired Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, former Board member for the Scottish Rite, and active supporter of Scottish Rite philanthropies

2013

 

Harold "Hal" Daub - Mayor of Omaha, Congressman from Nebraska's 2nd District, longtime volunteer, Friends of Scottish Rite committee member and Honorary Chair, and passionate supporter of Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha philanthropies

2012

 

Paul Laikko, M.S., CCC-SLP - RiteCare Clinician at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute

2011

 

Marsha Sullivan, M.S., CCC-SLP - Director of the RiteCare Speech and Language Clinic

2010

 

2009

Dr. Bruce Buehler - Longtime Director of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute