UNO Award brings Doghman ‘full circle’

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For Mohamad Doghman and his family, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) has become “a second home.”

UNO is where a 21-year-old Doghman came to continue his college career and learn English after civil war broke out in his home country of Lebanon. It’s also where he earned his Executive MBA in 2005.

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Mohamad Doghman with his daughter, Sara, at the UNO awards ceremony.

It’s also where his two daughters, Maya and Sara, graduated from college.

So when Doghman was honored Thursday, May 10, with the university’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Business Administration, it was extra special.

“I’m so honored and so grateful for this honor, especially coming from UNO,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Doghman was one of four people honored. He is one of only 105 people honored out of more than 20,000 graduates from UNO’s business college.

“UNO has changed my life and definitely for the better,” he said.

Afterwards, Doghman said he’d been to a number of universities. Since this is where he started, he feels closest to UNO. He also felt honored that OPPD’s entire senior management team and several OPPD Board of Directors were there for the ceremony.

“It shows them living their core values, showing how they care.”

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Mohamad Doghman is shown with his wife, Mary, daughter, Maya, and grandson, Lane.

Doghman said he never dreamed he’d be honored like this after his long career, but said it is proof that hard work pays off. It felt like he was coming “full circle.” UNO was where he came when he left Lebanon.

Doghman wasn’t the only OPPD employee recently honored by OPPD. John Buckley, director of Integrated Work Management, received UNO’s College of Business Administration 2018 Alumni Award of Excellence.

Jason Kuiper

About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He formerly worked as a staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.

3 thoughts on “UNO Award brings Doghman ‘full circle’”

    1. Thanks Paula. I have always enjoyed your stories/articles and appreciated what you do for OPPD. Thanks! Mo

  1. Mo- you are truly an amazing and caring man and it shows w your awesome family!! I am blessed to know all of you through the Fullerton Elementary community!!! Congratulations for a job well done! Pat Thompson

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