BPAC Business Center

BPAC Business Center

Specialized business services in financial and human resource management

Complete business support for:

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Department of Chemistry

Grant, research, and affiliate fund support for:

  • Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (NCIBC)
  • Nebraska Center for Materials & Nanoscience (NCMN)

Administration

Dodie Eveleth

Business Manager
BPAC Business Center
433 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-5312
develeth2@unl.edu

  • Provides overall guidance to BPAC staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration
  • Provides guidance to unit administrators, faculty and staff in fiscal management/budgeting.
  • Liaison to CAS Dean’s Office, Executive Vice Chancellor’s Office, Office of Research & Economic Development, Business & Finance Shared Services, and all other UNL functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues.

Carly Buser

Administrative Tech
BPAC Business Center
402K Manter Hall,  68588-0118
(402) 
472-6676
carly.buser@unl.edu

  • Serves as assistant to the Director of the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Responsible for daily operations and administrative details in the Director’s office.
  • Maintains social media presence for the department.
  • Building Maintenance Reporter (BMR) for Manter Hall.
    BPACBMR@unl.edu

Kelcey Gabriel

Administrative Tech
BPAC Business Center
208 Jorgensen Hall,  68588-0299
(402) 
472-9220
kgabriel@unl.edu

  • Serves as assistant to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Responsible for daily operations and administrative details in the Chair's office.
  • Maintains social media presence for the department.
  • Building Maintenance Reporter (BMR) for Jorgensen Hall.
    BPACBMR@unl.edu

Emma Dolenshek

Administrative Tech
BPAC Business Center
551 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-3634
emma.dolenshek@unl.edu

  • Serves as assistant to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
  • Responsible for daily operations and administrative details in the Chair's office.
  • Building Maintenance Reporter (BMR) for Hamilton Hall.
    BPACBMR@unl.edu

Lynn Denison

Staff Secretary
BPAC Business Center
E249 Beadle,  68588-0666
(402) 
472-2810
ldenison@unl.edu

  • Serves as assistant to the School of Biological Sciences located in Beadle.
  • Responsible for daily operations and administrative details in the School of Biological Sciences office at Beadle.

TBD

Temp O/S
BPAC Business Center
402 Manter Hall, 68588-0118
(402)
472-2720

  • Serves as assistant to the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Responsible for daily operations and administrative details for the Manter front office.

Shelley Howe

BPAC Business Center
208 Jorgensen Hall, 68588-0299
(402) 472-9662
showe4@unl.edu

  • Serves as assistant to the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Responsible for daily operations and administrative details for the Jorgensen front office.

Joel Stranberg

Office Associate - Graduates
BPAC Business Center
402J Manter Hall,  68588-0118
(402) 
472-2729
jstranberg2@unl.edu

  • Serves as graduate office associate for the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Responsible for daily graduate operations and administrative details.
  • Assists with graduate recruiting.

Rezarta Selmani

Recruiting and Communications Coordinator
BPAC Business Center
552 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-4453
rselmani@unl.edu

  • Serves as the Recruiting and Communications Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry.
  • Responsible for daily graduate operations and administrative details.
  • Assist with graduate recruiting.

Quinn Smith

Temp O/S
BPAC Business Center
552 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-2977 
quinn.smith@unl.edu

  • Serves as graduate office assistant for the Department of Chemistry.
  • Responsible for daily graduate operations and administrative details.
  • Assists with graduate recruiting.
  • Maintains social media presence for the department.

Finance/Grant

Linda Trouba

Finance/Grant Specialist - Lead
BPAC Business Center
402C Manter Hall,  68588-0118
(402) 
472-8406
linda.trouba@unl.edu

  • Responsible for providing finance support in compliance with all applicable institutional, UNL, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Executes and reviews routine and complex finance transactions.
  • Works closely with employees within the departments served, as well as functional office staff.
  • Reconcile and monitor state/revolving cost center/cost objects.
  • Annual review and submission of service center rates.
  • Process deposits.
  • SAP Index reports.

Jenny Zhang

Finance/Grant Specialist - Lead
BPAC Business Center
208D Jorgensen Hall,  68588-0299
(402) 
472-6072 
xuan.zhang@unl.edu

  • Responsible for providing grant support in compliance with all applicable institutional, UNL, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Executes and reviews routine and complex post-award grant transactions.
  • Works closely with employees within the departments served, as well as functional office staff.
  • Reconcile and monitor grant cost center/cost objects.
  • Process deposits.
  • SAP Index reports.

Terry Haverkost

Grant Specialist - Lead
BPAC Business Center
508 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-2620
thaverkost2@unl.edu

  • Pre-Award grant development including proposal budget and justifications, NUGrant assistance, grant portal upload and completion.
  • Processes and provides guidance for troubleshooting for routine and non-routine requests for prior approval to spend on awarded grants, including obtaining verification of funding availability and departmental approvals.
  • Assists Primary Investigators in facilitating award transfers.
  • Verifies grant payroll reports.
  • Facilitates new grant kick off meetings.
  • SAP Index reports.

Patrick Paulsen

Finance/Grant Coordinator
BPAC Business Center
208.2 Jorgensen Hall,  68588-0299
(402) 
472-8316
ppaulsen7@unl.edu

  • Monitoring grant awards and contracts (Post-Award).
  • Grant account reconciliation.
  • Develop grant reports for faculty and staff.

Sarah Fredregill

Finance Coordinator
BPAC Business Center
402D Manter Hall,  68588-0118
(402) 
472-3368
sfredregill2@unl.edu

  • Reconcile and monitor state/revolving costcenter/costobjects.
  • Process internal billing transactions (IC/IBTs), JE's.
  • Assist with travel arrangements, CONCUR financial reviewer and approver.
  • Provides support to departments for all foundation accounts from reconciling, budgeting, transfers, etc.

Megan Hamsa

Finance Associate
BPAC Business Center
403 Manter Hall, 68588-0304
(402)
472-9938
mhamsa2@unl.edu

  • Provides support to departments for all eShop processes.
  • Processes invoices, deposits, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering, internal billing transactions (IBTs), and warrant requests.

Rene Barfoot

Administrative Tech.
BPAC Business Center
403 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-2685
rbarfoot@unl.edu

  • Provides all facets of purchasing support via eShop or Pcard.
  • Processes invoices, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering.

Human Resources

Sarah Woodman

Human Resources Specialist - Lead
BPAC Business Center
437 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-3523
sarah.woodman@unl.edu

  • Oversees human resources related workflow for the business center.
  • Provides consultative services to departments based on departmental area expertise in support of human resources related best practice implementation and standardized processes.
  • Coordinates searches for open faculty and staff positions.
  • Oversees HR issues related to faculty, staff and students: PAFS; Offer letters; HR Monitoring Reports; On/Off Boarding; etc.

Jennifer Light

HR Coordinator
BPAC Business Center
208A Jorgensen Hall,  68588-0299
(402) 
472-9222
jlight3@unl.edu

  • Provides services for hiring: staff, faculty and students.
  • Manages HR issues related to faculty, staff and students: PAFS; Offer letters; HR Monitoring Reports; On/Off Boarding; etc.
  • Manages bi-weekly and monthly payroll.
  • Provides services in creating job descriptions and requisitions through PeopleAdmin.
  • Assists with visa residency applications.
  • UCARE Hires.

Deanna Larson

HR Coordinator
BPAC Business Center
437 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-4162
dlarson2@unl.edu

  • Provides services for hiring: staff, faculty and students.
  • Manages HR issues related to faculty, staff and students: PAFS; Offer letters; HR Monitoring Reports; On/Off Boarding; etc.
  • Manages bi-weekly and monthly payroll.
  • Provides services in creating job descriptions and requisitions through PeopleAdmin.
  • Assists with visa residency applications.
  • UCARE Hires.

Safety

Mark Helle

Chemical and Laboratory Safety Specialist
BPAC Business Center
614 Hamilton Hall,  68588-0304
(402) 
472-2649
mhelle2@unl.edu

  • Responsible for implementation of appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices.
  • Informing of chemical-related health and safety requirements and assisting with the selection of appropriate safety controls, laboratory and other workplace practices and procedures.
  • Working with the departments and lab groups to develop and review processes for using hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals.
  • Assisting with spill response and clean-up.
  • Conducting periodic safety inspections in conjunction with the Department’s Safety Committee, and immediately taking steps to abate circumstances that may pose a risk to life or safety.
  • Protecting the chemical safety of the teaching, research and departmental environment of students, faculty and staff.