Renee Bowers-Bernt

Renee Bowers-Bernt

At CASNR lasting relationships are made socially and professionally. Go to the football games with the East Campus crew, go to the rodeos as often as possible, party in the country, enjoy what the city has to offer here and there too. But most of all represent the rural and be the reminder to those city folk that there’s more to Nebraska than Lincoln and Omaha.

I enjoyed having small classes and having a lot of friends taking the same classes as me. I never felt alone on East Campus.

My most vivid memory was the feeling of home and camaraderie on East Campus, playing intramural sports, and pushing all the tables together at the union so the whole group could sit at one big table.

What did you like best about CASNR? Most of my classes were hands on and applicable in real life, not just a bunch of theories. I use a lot of what I learned in class at work every day.

The professors are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to work with students both in and out of the classroom. They are goal-oriented with the students best interests in mind.

I chose CASNR because it was the only college that offered a water science degree. I made connections with professionals in my field of study. I’ve maintained these connections over the years and continue to score fun learning opportunities outside of my work.

Getting my internship with the USGS the summer after my freshman year really kept me driven to finish school so I could move on to my long-time dream job. I love what I do and where I am, couldn’t be luckier!

Major:  Water Science
Year:  Graduated
Current Employer:  USGS Nebraska Water Science Center
Notable Activities:
  • Internship at USGS NEWSC
  • Intramurals (Broomball, Softball, Basketball)
  • Wildlife Club member

Renee Bowers-Bernt