Buffett and the College of Business Administration | University of Nebraska Omaha
Berkshire Hathaway is celebrating its 50th Shareholders Meeting in Omaha this weekend. Read on below to learn about Buffett’s ties to UNO and CBA.
The Genius of Warren Buffett Course
The UNO Executive MBA offers a one-of-a-kind course, created and taught by author, leading authority, and shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, Robert P. Miles, that examines the life, investment strategies, management style, and philanthropy of Warren Buffett. Learn more about this course here
Additional Buffett Connections
The UNO Thompson Learning Center and the UNO Thompson Alumni Center are named in honor of Buffett’s father-in-law. William ‘Doc’ Thompson, father of Buffett’s wife Susan, served as professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Buffett family contributes to Nebraska public education through the Susan T. Buffett Foundation (STB) and the Sherwood Foundation. The STB foundation provides scholarships for qualifying Nebraska residents with financial need to attend UNO and other Nebraska state public institutions of higher education. Students who receive these scholarships are known as William H. Thompson Scholars. In addition, the foundation awards fifteen K – 12 Nebraska educators the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher medallion and cash prize each year in honor of Warren Buffett’s aunt.
Carl and Joyce Mammel, early investors in the Buffett Partnership and shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, along with Ruth and Bill Scott, one of the first employees of the Buffett Partnership and Berkshire Hathaway, made generous gifts allowing the College of Business Administration to build the $38.5 million, 120,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, “Mammel Hall,” without taxpayer funding or incurring any debt. The Mammel gift is the largest single gift to UNO. By coincidence, Mammel Hall was built where the Arksarben race track was located, a former site for Berkshire’s famous annual meetings.