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President's Welcome

Dear Nebraska ASHRAE Members,

I would like to begin the March newsletter by congratulating two of our members: Dr. Josephine Lau and Mr. Timothy Wentz.

Dr. Lau has been voted to be honored with the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes ASHRAE members who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction on committees or have otherwise given freely of their time and talent on behalf of the Society. The ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award requires to members achieve 15 service points.

Mr. Wentz has been voted to be honored with the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award. This award recognizes ASHRAE members who have served the Society with exemplary effort, in excess of that required for the Distinguished Service Award. The ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award requires members to achieve a minimum of 45 service points.

A special presentation will take place at the Society’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Plenary Session on Saturday, June 27th, 2015. If you see Dr. Lau or Mr. Wentz, please join in congratulating them and thanking them for their dedicated service to ASHRAE.

Speaking of honors and awards, many of our members have served ASHRAE at a level deserving of recognition. It’s important for our members to be recognized for their efforts. One requirement for being nominated for an award is to have an up to date ASHRAE Biographical Record. You’re able to update your bio by simply logging in at and selecting “My Membership.” Then, simply click on “Update Your Bio/View or Edit Your Profile.” Keeping your ASHRAE Bio up to date is the best way to keep track of your dedication and service to ASHRAE.

This spring members should keep a look out for upcoming information on advertising in our Product Director and updated information on our golf outing. Please contact myself with any questions concerning the chapter or upcoming events.


Jeff Backemeyer

Nebraska Chapter ASHRAE President, 2014-2015

Please contact me with any questions or suggestions on how to improve our chapter.  I can be reached at or by phone at 402-537-9217.  You may also contact any of our board members:

Tyler Glesne - President Elect

Jessica Errett - Secretary

Tom Lewis - Treasurer

Shaun Nienhueser - 1st Board Member

 - 2nd Board Member

Sara Poursharafeddin - Board Ex-officio

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