The Gold Torch Society

The Gold Torch Society is a mentoring and networking organization for alumni and undergraduate women at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, established by the UNK Alumni Association. The Society is comprised of 25 women alumni and 25 current UNK undergraduate women. Alumni have the opportunity to share the wealth of their knowledge and experience with the undergraduates while both groups benefit from the chance to share and network with each other.

Now taking applications for UNK undergraduates for The Gold Torch Society

In 2000, the UNK Alumni Association established The Gold Torch Society, a mentoring program for UNK alumni women and undergraduate women. Since then, alumnae have returned annually to campus to mentor and network with the selected 25 undergraduate women, resulting in many personal and professional relationships. 

We are now seeking student applicants for fall 2018. We’d appreciate your help in sharing Gold Torch Society applications with students who you feel would contribute to and benefit from this program. Those accepted will share a weekend this fall with top UNK alumnae women – including teachers, doctors, business owners, CFO’s, accountants, public relations directors and many more exceptional women in various fields. The Gold Torch Society is a valuable opportunity for UNK undergraduate women to gain real-world perspectives and network with a great group of amazing alumni. Gold Torch Society weekend will be November 2 & 3 at the UNK Alumni House in Kearney.

If you have suggestions for UNK alumnae, we welcome your recommendations. It is a great opportunity to get alumni back on campus and keep them involved. Please email Michelle Widger at Maintaining and building alumni relations before and after graduation will assist us in making this a strong university. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 14, 2018, by 5 p.m. and may be submitted to:

  •, please use The Gold Torch Society as the subject.
  • UNK Alumni Association, Gold Torch Application, Box 21, Kearney, NE 68849
  • Deliver to the UNK Alumni Association/NU Foundation Offices at 214 W. 39th Street, Kearney


UNK Gold Torch Application
Please complete the UNK Gold Torch Society application and email to
Name Owner Date  
Gold Torch Application for UNK Undergraduate Women   Michelle L. Widger 1/12/2018 11:01:41 AM    
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Save the Date: Nov. 2-3, 2018

The 17th annual Gold Torch Society fall meeting will take place on Nov. 2-3, 2018 at the Alumni House located at 2222 9th Avenue in Kearney on the UNK campus. If you would like to learn more about The Gold Torch Society, please call Michelle Widger at (308) 698-5283 or email

 The Gold Torch Society 2015


We are always looking for excellent women alumni mentor candidates to get involved as well.  If you are interested, email Michelle Widger at

Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime!
The Gold Torch Society:

  • Educating

  • Inspiring

  • Connecting

  • Empowering Women 


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