AVE Business Center

120a Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Hall
1880 N 42nd Street
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583-0905

Business Manager: Allen Specht
Phone: 402-937-4897

Regular Office Hours: Monday though Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

General Information

The AVE Business Center is a support unit created to serve the business administrative needs of the Animal Science Department, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine, the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, and the Veterinary Diagnostic Center. By combining business functions from individual units into a central office, staff members are able to specialize in specific areas, which allow them to develop a high level of expertise. This is essential to meet the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of modern academic business administration. Additionally, the Business Center has adopted many of the electronic tools of the virtual office to assure easy access by customers, regardless of where they are located.

AVE Personnel

Allen Specht

Business Manager, 402-937-4897, Morning: 120a VBS , EC 0905,
Afternoon:
C203f ANSC, EC 0908, aspecht1@unl.edu.

  • Provides overall guidance to Business Center staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants & contract administration.
  • Provides guidance to unit administrators, faculty and staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration.
  • Serves as liaison to IANR Finance & Personnel, IANR Deans & VC offices, CAS Dean’s office, VC for Research, the VC for Academic Affairs, and all other university functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues.
Allen Specht

Financial Section:

Sarah Halsted

Accounting Associate (Animal Science), 472-6484, C203h ANSC, EC 0908, shalsted2@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination for the Animal Science Department.
  • Unit account reconciliation and monitoring.
  • Purchasing Card management and reconciliation
  • Accounts receivable and Accounts Payable.
  • Travel coordinator.
Sarah Halsted

Julie Stuckenschmidt

Accounting Associate (SVMBS), 472-3336, 117 VBS , EC 0905, jstuckenschmidt1@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination for the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Diagnostic Center, and the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center.
  • Unit account reconciliation and monitoring.
  • Purchasing Card management and reconciliation.
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
  • Travel coordinator.
  • Develop financial reports for faculty and staff.
Julie Stuckenschmidt

Carrie Duffy

Financial Associate, 472-3025, C206k ANSC, EC 0908, cduffy2@unl.edu

  • Overall supervision of the grant management function.
  • Management of Grants and Contracts (Pre-Award).
  • Grant proposal Development (tracking, budgeting, review, match, and entry and routing in NUGrant).
  • Act as grant liaison with IANR Ag Finance and Personnel and the Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • Advise on university, State and Federal grants and contracts laws and regulations.
Carrie Duffy

Brande Dicks

Financial Associate, 472-3537, C206i ANSC , EC 0908, bdicks2@unl.edu

  • Monitoring grant awards and contracts (Post-Award).
  • Grant account reconciliation.
  • Processes Personnel Activity Reports
  • Travel Coordinator.
  • Inventory Manager.
  • Contract Manager.
  • Develop financial reports for faculty and staff.

Human Resources Section:

Deb DeWald

Personnel Generalist, 472-5454, C203e ANSC, EC 0908, ddewald1@unl.edu

  • Overall supervision of the human resources/payroll function.
  • Coordinator of all staff and student searches.
  • Guide the development of job descriptions.
  • Management of, and entry into, PeopleAdmin.
  • Manage the hiring function
  • Interpret and advise on university and federal personnel policies.
  • Employee relations contact
Deb Dewald

Heather Wilson

Personnel Associate, 472-2050, C203 ANSC, EC 0908, heather.wilson@unl.edu

  • Payroll processing/Time Entry.
  • Visa resource for international students and staff.
  • Animal Science Department Graduate Secretary.
  • Animal Science secretarial support.
Heather Wilson