UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes School announces 2008 entering class

UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes School announces 2008 entering class Thirty-seven high-achieving recent high school graduates have been accepted into the highly competitive and prestigious Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for fall 2008. This will be the first class entering with the school��?s new name. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the new school, formerly the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management. William Kjelden, Vermillion, is one of the 37 to be accepted into the fall 2008 class. The Raikes School will develop leaders for this era of expanding information technology and business globalization. Students live and learn in the Esther L. Kauffman Academic Residential Center located at the heart of the UNL campus. Students are selected for this innovative program based on high academic achievement, outstanding leadership experience, demonstrated interest in computer science and business and career goals. Students receive scholarships valued at $34,000 over four years that cover housing in the Kauffman Center and a full meal plan and admission to the University Honors Program. Most receive other tuition scholarships available at the university for high-achieving scholars. The program is a recognized leader in interdisciplinary computer science and business management education. It provides an education balanced in technology and management while developing professional skills in leadership, communications and collaboration. Graduates, who are the most highly sought-after in the field, create innovative technologies for business, manage technical development, lead and manage technologists, manage with technology-based processes, understand technology market opportunities, understand the strategic uses of technology, and bridge the gap between technology and business perspectives.

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