MBA student, Dan Hinds, was selected to be an honorary member of Phi Beta Delta. Phi Beta Delta is the honor society of international scholars, which recognizes significant contributions and leadership in international teaching and research. The society honors faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves in an international context and it recognizes students who have studied abroad or who have made a significant contribution to international education.
David Graff, Brian Kaiser, and John Wirtz founded their company, Hudl while still working on their MBAs. Simply put, the company develops software to bring playbooks into the digital age. Today, more than 11,000 high schools, 2,000 youth teams, 800 colleges (including 80 division I teams), 10 NFL teams, eight NHL teams and one NBA team benefit. Hudl Founders Collaborate to Help Teams Win
Mike Kistler was elected national president at the Phi Beta Lamda national conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the UNL Phi Beta Lambda chapter received top honors, including recognition as an outstanding chapter. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit education association with a two hundred fifity thousand students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. Kistler graduated from the Raikes School of Computer Science at Management with highest distinction in May, and is now an MBA student at UNL.
Over the past nine years, Kistler has been active in Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, serving in many local, state, regional and national officer positions, connecting businesses to the organization's members and working to make it a larger and stronger organization.
Mihdi Vahedi decided to pursue a dual MBA and juris doctorate degree through the UNL College of Business
Administration and the College of Law, because the unique program allowed him to study both tax law
and human rights. Originally born in New Delhi, India, Vahedi’s parents were forced to flee Iran during
the 1979 revolution. The tumultuous events scattered his family members throughout the world and led
him to focus on ways he could make a difference. After moving to the U.S. and receiving his undergraduate
degree, Vahedi worked in the insurance industry and discovered that he also had an interest in tax law.
“I visited the people at the University of Nebraska and spent a few months thinking about it. I knew
if I didn’t come to Nebraska, I would regret it,” Vahedi said.
Fahie won an honorary Lott Impact trophy for his efforts on and off the field while playing defensive end as a member of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team. He was one of the few walk-on's to play for the Huskers during his first year on the team. Fahie followed a non-traditional path to Nebraska by serving in the navy prior to entering college. He performed two tours of service in Iraq as a sergeant, earning the nickname 'Sarge' as a member of the football team. Fahie, who is originally from Virginia Beach, Va., worked at the College of Business Administration as an IT technician while attending school. He also managed the Students in Free Enterprise, SIFE Sales web site, which auctions UNL surplus goods to help recoup costs and support the SIFE student group activities.