Sandy Massey NU Panhandle Alumni of the Year

Sandy Massey receives the 2014 Panhandle Alumni of the Year Award from Bill Trumbull, 2013 winner.

NU Panhandle Alumni chapter recognizes Alumni of the Year

Sandy Massey of Scottsbluff has received the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award from the University of Nebraska Panhandle Alumni Chapter. The award was presented at the chapter's annual Founders' Dinner by Bill Trumbull, who with his wife Cheryl was the 2013 winner.

The Alumni of the Year Award recognizes individuals in the panhandle who have supported NU with their attendance at various University activities, promoted UNL in their communities and been actively involved in their communities and successful in their careers. Massey has been very active in the community, serving on the YMCA board and recognized as volunteer of the Season in summer 2012; serving on the Midwest Theater Board, including president in 2012; and also serving on the CASA Board, as an adjunct voice instructor at Western Nebraska Community College, University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Counselors, and Valley Voices. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from UNL and works for Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, where she is the senior vice president/director of human resources.

Also at the annual dinner, recipients of Panhandle Alumni Scholarships were announced, including Nicholas Castner of Sidney, son of Ralph and Kim Castner; Noah Miller of Gering, son of Dana and Lori Miller; Brandon Nichols of Bridgeport, son of Dale and Tammi Nichols; Ashley Quick of Alliance, daughter of Bryant and Jamie Quick; and Curtis Welsh of Scottsbluff, son of Justin and Julie Welsh.

New officers for 2014 are President, John Marshall; vice president Laura Barrett; secretary, Karen Helberg; past president Mark Schlothauer; and finance committee members John Flint, Bryan Barrett, Laura Lyons and John Schmall.