Meet Nathan Gentry

Photo Credit: Nathan Gentry
Thu, 05/18/2023 - 00:00

Lee's Summit, Missouri

  • Academics: Computer science with minors in business administration and mathematics
  • Involvement: Head Graphics Producer for the Raikes School Social Media Team, Volunteer for Girls Code Lincoln, Sixth Man for the "Kauff Drops" Men's Intramural C-League Basketball Team

Graduating from Nebraska means
Ultimately, graduating from Nebraska is the fulfillment of a dream I have had for a long time. Ever since elementary school, I looked forward to my college experience and imagined what that would be like. Nebraska was the perfect place for me to live that dream in more ways than I could have foreseen when I decided to come here.

Transformational moment
When I think of identifying a transformational class in my college experience, my first thought goes to Dr. Mackalski's marketing course. His class turned into a highlight of my week, as I looked forward to experiencing Dr. Mackalski's highly captivating lectures, enthusiasm for the subject matter, and ever-optimistic outlook on life. The semester-long project provided me with the opportunity to apply my newfound knowledge while working alongside my friends as we put together the best business proposal for cereal-flavored milk that you'll ever lay eyes on. Outside of class, Dr. Mackalski shines like a beacon of joy, and he serves as an aspirational figure for me on how to lead a life filled with positivity.

On a more personal note, this past year has been hugely transformational for my faith. Through the influence of my friends and exceptional individuals like Max Chapman and Logan Burda, I have gotten more involved at the Newman Center on campus and more generally engaged in my faith. This university and campus community helped to rekindle my relationship with God — something I never imagined would be the case but has had (and will continue to have) an outsized impact on my life.

After graduation, I am most looking forward to
honing my (currently non-existent) skills in the kitchen, competing at the highest level for the Gentry family sand volleyball team, and having fun with my niece!

The best thing about being a Husker is
being surrounded by talented, humble, and hard-working people that push you to become the best version of yourself and to have fun doing it.