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 Doane commencement
5a95cfb65d7c6May commencement at Doane University.
May commencement at Doane University.
Doane University spring dance project.
Doane University Fuhrer Fieldhouse renovations were completed in 2014.
Doane University's Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center.
May commencement at Doane University.

Doane University

Doane University was founded as Doane College in Crete in 1872 after the success of a college preparatory academy for local students. The liberal arts institution, with roots in the Congregational Church, now operates the College of Arts and Sciences on the residential, 300-acre Crete campus of about 1,200 undergraduate students and over 230 faculty and staff in 38 campus buildings; additional undergraduate and graduate programs are located on campuses in Lincoln, Grand Island and Omaha. The name change to Doane University took place in May of 2016. University President is Dr. Jacque Carter. More information...

Doane offers 44 majors and 37 minors. The campus offers over 60 student organizations, many of which are active in the community. These include nine vocal and instrumental groups, which perform regularly. Doane student-athletes field teams in 22 intercollegiate sports participating in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The mascot is the Tigers. 

Padour-Walker Administration Building | 1014 Boswell Avenue | 402-826-2161

Campus entrances off of East 13th Street, Iris Ave. or Boswell Ave.


Southeast Community College

Southeast Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education serving a primary area of 15 counties in southeast Nebraska. SCC offers over 50 program options including degrees, diplomas and certificates. Three main campuses include nearby Milford, Beatrice, and Lincoln. More information...

600 State Street, Milford | 402-761-2131

4771 W. Scott Road, Beatrice | 402-228-3468

8800 O. Street, Lincoln | 402-471-3333