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President's Welcome

Dear Nebraska ASHRAE Members,

I can hardly believe this is my last address as your Nebraska ASHRAE Chapter President. I must say it has been such an honor and a pleasure to serve this outstanding community, and to get the opportunity to work with so many dedicated, intelligent people. I am quite enthused by everyone’s efforts and energy both locally and regionally, and am sincerely looking forward to continuing my volunteerism in this great organization.

One of the many things NE ASHRAE does which brings me great pride is award four $1,000 scholarships to Engineering students annually. As some of you may know last year the board decided to invest a lump sum of our scholarship marked dollars into the University of Nebraska Foundation. We established the Nebraska ASHRAE Memorial Scholarship and Fellowship Fund within the investment group. We are happy to report the funds are growing, so in turn are our abilities to ensure continued support of students in the years to come.

This year the awarded students were: Peter Uhing, Brian Novele, Mary Kleinsasser, and Kevin McIntyre. Should you know or come to meet these bright future engineering leaders, please be sure to congratulate them on their hard work and success. If you would like to help the NE ASHRAE Scholarship fund grow we encourage all our members to make contributions directly to the fund at: University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 65808. Be sure to reference our Fund ID#: 01121660. You may also donate online at

And in keeping with the educational tone, be sure to read the great piece our Historian, Jim Ellis wrote to highlight the exciting news our very own Professor Tim Wentz P.E., HBDP, LEED®-AP, ASHRAE Fellow, is bringing to the ASHRAE community nationally!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the OPPD tour!


Sarah Poursharafeddin, MBA, LEED-AP

Nebraska Chapter ASHRAE President, 2013-2014

Please contact me with any questions or suggestions on how to improve our chapter.  I can be reached at or by phone at 402-616-4561.  You may also contact any of our board members:

Jeff Backemeyer - President Elect

Tyler Glesne - Secretary

Jessica Errett - Treasurer

Tom Lewis - 1st Board Member

Mike Barry - 2nd Board Member

Renee Meyersick - Board Ex-officio




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