Charter Date: February 1941

The San Diego Chapter of UNAA was reorganized in the fall of 1994 after a period of dormancy to serve the more than 1,000 University of Nebraska alumni and friends residing in San Diego County.

Our annual Founders' Day Fiestas, are usually held during the winter to provide a warm escape for our guests from Nebraska. In the past, guests have included former Chancellor James Moeser; current Chancellor Harvey Perlman; the Scarlet and Cream Singers (on their 25th anniversary tour); and current and former varsity football coaches including Tom Osborne.

The Chapter's governing board strives to offer member's a range of activities consistent with the stated mission of the Nebraska Alumni Association and the San Diego Chapter. Suggestions are always welcome and we encourage members to become active participants in the board and various volunteer committees.

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Officers

President: James P. Woerner, Jr.
Jim, who is a native of Wilmington, Delaware, has been active in the San Diego Chapter of the Nebraska Alumni Association since the mid 1990's. He attended the University of Nebraska on a NROTC scholarship, graduating with a B.A. in Spanish in 1966. Following commissioning, he embarked on a 23 year naval career that included shore and afloat assignments in Medellín, Colombia where he attended the University of Antioquia as a Fulbright Scholar; Newport, RI; Vietnam; Columbia, SC; Charleston, SC; the Panama Canal Zone; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; and Bogotá, Colombia. While in Columbia, SC he earned a M.A. in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the Inter-American Defense College. Following retirement from the Navy in 1989, he returned to the San Diego area to begin a second career with the County of San Diego Health and Human Service Agency initially and later with the Sheriff's Department. Jim retired once more in 2008. He lives in Chula Vista with his wife, Celia, but is often on the road visiting adult children in Chicago, Tampa, and Whittier, CA as well as family members still residing in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

 

Vice President: Ted Lange, Jr.
Ted LangeTed is a native Nebraskan, born and raised in Omaha.  He attended UNL and graduated with a BA in Management Information Systems in 2001. Ted also attended UNO where he received his Executive MBA in 2005. Shortly after, Ted moved to sunny San Diego and has been an active attendee at many of the Husker watch sites here in San Diego. Ted currently has a successful Reverse Mortgage business and enjoys networking and being a part of the community. Ted currently resides in North Pacific Beach with his fiancé and is excited to be a part of the Husker Alumni community.

 

Treasurer: Sharon Hinkle
Sharon grew up on a farm in Thurston County, south of Sioux City. As a Nebraska U graduate, she became a very successful business-teaching professional completing that career at Scripps Ranch High School. She also worked as a marketing support representative at IBM Corporation.

 
Secretary: Sharon Bay
Sharon is the owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of San Diego Family Magazine. Her goal of providing the best community service product for families has contributed to the success of the magazine. She is recognized for her strong family support throughout San Diego County. Sharon graduated from UNL with a BA degree in Home Economics and Child Development while raising her two children. They and their spouses all graduated from UNL and live in San Diego. She has five grandchildren. She is proud to be from Nebraska, has a 'can do' attitude and doesn't give up.
 
Board Members:
 
Larry Bay
Larry Bay

 
 
Dustin Boesch
Dustin Boesch
 
 

John Hinkle
John Hinkle

 

Ann Hou

Ann was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to the United States to live in Northern California when she was 6 years old. She later  moved to Nebraska when she was in the 7th grade and graduated from Papillion-LaVista High School.   She attended UNL and graduated with a BA in European Studies and French and a BS in Biochemistry in 2001.   Ann also got her MS at UNL in 2004 in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Molecular Microbiology.  Shortly after graduation, Ann moved to Southern California to be closer to her Mom and arrived in San Diego in 2005 for her first job out of college at Alere San Diego (formerly known as Biosite and then Inverness) in the R&D department making medical diagnostic devices.  After over 7.5 years in R&D, Ann moved to the Clinical Operations department in October 2012 and is now a Clinical Research Associate.  She is excited to be part of the San Diego Chapter of the Nebraska Alumni Association and currently resides in Scripps Ranch.

Charlotte Perry
Charolette Perry

 
Al Shanmugam
Al Shanmugam
 

Jan Thoresen

Jan graduated from UNL in August 1959 and soon thereafter came to Chula Vista to begin a 41 year teaching career with the Chula Vista Elementary School District. She later earned a Master's Degree from USIU. Jan supports all alumni events and attends annual Foundation meetings in both Scottsdale, AZ and Palm Springs, CA.  Being a loyal "Go Big Red" fan, she has followed the football team to many bowl games and often attended Homecoming in Lincoln. Locally she is active ina a variety of organizations with major focus on Kids on the Block. She holds an active membership in the North Shores Division of CA Retired Teachers, La Jolla Chapter of DAR, and Delta Kappa Gamma honorary for professional women educators. In June of 2012 she proudly atttended the centennial celebration of the founding of her soriety, Alpha Xi Delta, on the campus of of UNL. She supports the Greek systemn locally and served as president of San Diego Alumni Panhellenic Association. Her newest adeventures is membership in the Pt. Loma Garden Club. She is very pleased to serve on the Board of the NAA San Diego Chapter.

Ashley Warren
Ashley Warren

 

 
To contact any of the officers send an e-mail to: sandiegochapter@huskers.unl.edu
Write "Attention (name of the officer)" in the subject line. Be sure to include pertinent information in the body of your e-mail if you wish to be contacted by another method.