Awards: Zwiener earns Robert E. Thomas Memorial Scholarship


Mackenzie Zwiener, fish and wildlife major, is the recipient of the Robert Thomas, Nebraska Chapter American Fisheries Society scholarship.

The awards are open to junior or senior students who demonstrate a career path leading to the field of fishery resources. Beyond academic standing, applicants may demonstrate their interest and dedication by activities such as: the UNL Wildlife Club, student membership in the American Fisheries Society, or internships or volunteer work with a local, state, or federal natural resource agency.

The scholarship goes toward school expenses and includes a membership to the Nebraska Chapter of AFS as well as to the national American Fisheries Society.

Robert E. Thomas was a fisheries biologist for more than two decades with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. In his memory, the family of Robert E. Thomas and the Nebraska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society established Robert E. Thomas Memorial Scholarship in 2001.

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