Tue February 14, 2012
UNO announces a major gift toward academic success
UNO’s Athletic Department recently received a leadership gift from Brian and Carey Hamilton.
Trev Alberts, UNO’s Athletic Director, says the money will be used for a student academic success center.
He says the department’s focus right now is to look programmatically at how they can help students and coaches be successful at Division 1.
Alberts says the university’s move to Division 1 means more competition and accountability. He says that’s why it’s important that the department administratively supports the student-athletes and coaches.
"We’ve got about 5,000 square feet of existing space in the Sapp Fieldhouse that we’re going to be able to renovate. We will offer tutorial support and compliance as well as general academic success and support of our students in our efforts to move towards Division 1.”
Alberts says the center will also have study space and computers for UNO student-athletes. Construction is expected to begin in a few weeks and the project is expected to be completed by the beginning of the fall semester.