‘Model citizen’ of UNO spotted potential and inspired many to fulfill it

Shelton Hendricks fell in love with science as a child and spent his life sharing that passion by inspiring students and faculty. Hendricks died Monday at age 75 after battling metastasized melanoma for nearly two years. He began teaching at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1969 as an assistant professor of psychology and later became a professor of psychology. He also worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a professor of psychiatry. At UNO, his roles included dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, associate vice chancellor for research, chair of the psychology department and dean for graduate studies. “He was a model citizen of the university,” said Jeffrey French, professor and director of the neuroscience undergraduate program at UNO. “He was a spectacular and…


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