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The first message in my inbox this morning was a note from alumnus Don Skoumal. Intrigued by the summer issue's focus on globalization, Don wanted to tell me about his career, which has taken him to Russia, Norway, and now, Cheyenne, Wyo. Reading Don's story reminded me why I love alumni magazines: They are tangible connections between the university of today and the students of yesterday. You see, we don't painstakingly write, edit and design this magazine for ourselves or even the college. We do it to show our appreciation for you, the alumni who make this college what it is today. This is your magazine, dear reader. You're our eyes and ears in the engineering world, and it's been awhile since we've heard from some of you. If an article raises awareness or evokes nostalgia, we want to know. Lest you think we're fishing for flattery, we want to know if we're missing the mark, too. Tell us how life unfolded after graduation, and your story (and mug shot) might appear in the next issue. The bottom line is, we want to cover the topics you want to read about. Drop us a note and tell us how Engineering@Nebraska can earn a permanent spot on your coffee table.
–Ashley Washburn, Editor