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H. Bruce Bernstein, Class of 1961 →  October 5, 2019

Bernstein has been recognized as an expert in finance and insolvency law during his more than 50-year career. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he became associated with, and later a partner of, the Chicago-based law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. As part of Sidley’s executive and management committees, Bernstein helped the firm grow from […]

Robert Holts, Class of 1946 →  October 5, 2019

Holts helped pave the way for the integration of the U.S. armed services by serving with the famed Tuskeegee Airmen during World War II. As the product of an integrated high school, Holts was surprised to find when he enlisted in the Army in 1942 that white and black soldiers were segregated. While most black […]

Sharon Gidley Marvin Igel, Class of 1954 →  October 5, 2019

Sharon Marvin has served as a volunteer for some of Omaha’s most significant civic institutions. Teaching and volunteering for the betterment of the community have been her life’s passion. The non-profit and community boards she served on over the last half century are almost too many to name. They include United Way of the Midlands, […]

Bruce Krogh, Class of 1971 →  October 5, 2019

During a long career in engineering research and education, Krogh established himself as an expert in the design and applications of computer control systems and helped bring graduate-level education to Africa. Early in his engineering career, Krogh worked for the energy systems division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., designing software for utility control centers. After completing […]

John Kuhns, Class of 1965 →  October 5, 2019

Kuhns has made a mark in the newspaper publishing world as a lawyer and advisor to The Washington Post and its publisher Katharine Graham, and later as chairman of a group of newspapers in New England. Kuhns got his start in journalism at Central as the editorial page editor of The Register his senior year. […]

Zahn McClarnon, Class of 1986 →  October 5, 2019

McClarnon has earned accolades during a three-decade Hollywood acting career, often playing roles reflective of his Native American heritage. Born to a Native American mother and Irish father, he grew up in a number of western states before landing in Omaha and at Central. He credits longtime Central drama teacher Peggy Stommes for helping infect […]

C.M. “Nick” Newman, Class of 1943 →  October 5, 2019

Newman proved a visionary in growing his family’s grocery business into a regional industry leader, but his most lasting contributions came through his dedication to equality and helping the disadvantaged. After attending MIT and Stanford, he earned an MBA at the University of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, he became president of Hinky Dinky, transforming it from […]

Richard Speier, Class of 1958 →  October 5, 2019

Speier established himself as an international expert in nuclear nonproliferation, playing a major role in preserving the peace during the nuclear age. He combined an undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard with a doctorate in political science from MIT, leading to his unique career. He first helped reshape the nation’s nuclear and space programs in […]

Madree Penn White, Class of 1909 →  October 5, 2019

White blazed a trail for thousands of women by helping found the nation’s largest predominantly black sorority. White grew up in Omaha and then graduated with honors from Central. At Howard University in Washington, DC she was an accomplished linguist and a leader in the campus NAACP. She also served as the first female staffer […]

Eugene Zweiback, Class of 1955 →  October 5, 2019

As one of Omaha’s best known general and vascular surgeons, Zweiback has mended many hearts and shown a big one outside the operating room through his charitable endeavors. Zweiback earned his “Speedy” nickname as an athlete at Central before going on to Princeton University and then received a medical degree from Columbia University College of […]