Two CSE students named to Franco's List

May 18, 2017      By Victoria Grdina

The Spring 2017 Franco's List students, courtesy of Nebraska Today.
The Spring 2017 Franco's List students, courtesy of Nebraska Today.

Computer science students Tyler Barker and Libby Gentry were named to “Franco’s List” at an awards ceremony on April 19.

Franco’s List, named after Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs, recognizes about 30 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students every semester who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in their college careers. Franco's List students are selected for their commitment to living in accordance with the six “Show Your Red” building blocks of integrity: citizenship, dependability, commitment, respect, open-mindedness and care. All of the recipients were nominated by a university community member and selected by the Character Council.

Barker is a sophomore computer engineering major. He was nominated for his outstanding work as a member of the CSE Ambassadors, which also received a Spirit of Service Student Group award at the same ceremony. Barker is also involved in the CSE Ambassadors Robotics Club, which involves mentoring students at Culler Middle School once a week and teaching them computing and robotics concepts.

Libby Gentry is a junior computer science major and an active member of Computing for All. Computing for All is committed to promoting diversity in STEM studies and technology at the university and in the community. Computing for All hosted many successful diversity-focused events this year for university students of all majors, as well as local Girl Scout troops.

Congratulations to Tyler Barker and Libby Gentry! We thank them for all their contributions to our department and the community.