1901 Vine Street N300
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68588
FAX: 402-472-3139

Heartland Business Center Group
Senior Business Operations Manager:
Sheryl May
Email: smay7@unl.edu

Business Manager: Julia Brunkow
Phone: 402-472-8853

Regular Office Hours: Monday though Friday – 8:00am to 5:00pm

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General Information

The Beadle Business Center (BBC) is a unit within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the UNL city campus, with principal financial and human resources support to our supported customer departments and units: Center for Plant Science Innovation, Biochemistry; Center for Biotechnology; and Redox Biology Center, Microbiology. We support units that also report to the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Beadle Business team is a team of professionals that work closely with students, staff, and faculty to serve their needs in grant and budget development and administration, financial management, human resources, payroll management, purchasing, and IT. The Beadle Business Center strives to develop and maintain a work environment that fosters creativity, teamwork and communication. By working together as a team we provide training opportunities and professional development in line with each person’s talents and strengths.

Beadle Business Center Personnel:

Sheryl May

Heartland Business Center Group, Senior Business Operations Manager, 472-6855, 151 VBS-Annex, EC 0905, smay7@unl.edu.

  • Cross Functional Manager that ensures organizational- effectiveness and consistency by providing strategic & operations leadership and management for Heartland BCG and the Director of BC Operations, IANR F & P.
  • Provides overall guidance to Heartland BCG leaders and staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration. Heartland BCG consists of the AVE Business Center, Beadle Business Center, NIC Business Center, and the NRBC.
  • 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 UNL functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues.
Sheryl May

Julia Brunkow

Business Manager II, 472-8853, N300B, Beadle Center, CC 0665, jbrunkow2@unl.edu.

  • Provides overall management to the Business Center staff in Finance, Grants, Accounting, Procurement, Travel, and other Business-related administration tasks.
  • Provide overall guidance to unit administrators, faculty, staff, and students in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration.
  • Serves as liaison to IANR Finance & PersonnelIANR Deans & VC offices, VC for Research, the VC for Academic Affairs, and all other UNL functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues. 
  • Monitors Foundation accounts for Center for Plant Science, Center of Biotechnology and BioChemistry.
Julia Brunkow

Financial Staff:

Allyn Pella

Grant Specialist, 472-3754, N300 BEAD, CC 0665,apella2@unl.edu.

  • Account management (pre and post-award) for all the Center for Plant Science Innovation and Center for Biotechnology grants.
  • Account management for some Biochemistry grants (post-award).
  • Responsible for Personnel Activity Reports and cost share associated with relevant grant accounts
Lisa Vonfeldt

Lisa Vonfeldt

Financial Specialist, 472-9260, N300 BEAD, CC 0665, lvonfeldt2@unl.edu.

  • Monitors all state and revolving accounts for the Center for Biotechnology, the Center for Plant Science Innovation, and the Department of Biochemistry
  • Processes all invoices to be paid
  • Monitors Center for Biotechnology and Redox Biology Service Centers, processes their billing, and receives payments
  • Approves eSHOP orders and Concur requests/expenses
  • Reviews and submits service center rates
  • Creates UBIT, NRI, and other financial reports
  • Reconciles purchasing card and state and revolving transactions
Lisa Vonfeldt

Loan Nguyen

Finance Specialist, 472-7410, N300 BEAD, CC 0665, s-lnguye25@unl.edu.

  • Manages all aspects of grant accounts post-award for Biochem, PSI, and Biotech.
  • Responsible for PVS reports and cost share associated with relevant grant accounts.
  • Coordinate Tuition Remission and Grad Health for Beadle.

Human Resources Staff:

Niveen Dineh

HR/Personnel Coordinator, 472-4545, N300 BEAD, CC 0665, ndineh2@unl.edu.

  • Manages hiring for all different positions in Beadle center and coordinate between IANR HR and City Campus.
  • Provide guidance in the search and interview including postings and helping in job classification and compensation guidelines.
  • Monitors appointments end dates, work permits expiration dates.
  • Help guiding and directing in visa processing through IANR HR and ISSO.
  • Assist in payroll administration, time entry review and approving time sheets.
  • Process funding changes for Biochemistry, Biotech and PSI.
  • Submit building access requests.
Niveen Dineh


HR/Personnel Coordinator, 472-0809, N300 BEAD, CC 0665

  • Payroll administration, time entry review and time sheet approval.
  • Assist with new hire paperwork.
  • Assist with monitoring appointment end dates, work permit expiration dates.

Purchasing Staff:

Les Acree

Finance Associate, 472-2635, N300 BEAD, CC 0665, lacree2@unl.edu.

The contact for any purchasing or procurement questions:

  • Processes all purchase orders, requisitions, and training through eShop and SAP
  • Processes receiving and deliveries
  • Process P-card requisitions
  • Processes accounts receivable for the Center for Biotechnology and the Center for Plant Science Innovation
  • Assists Supply Control Supervisor with Supply Center and inventory control
  • Fedex and UPS Shipping
Les Acree

Computing Staff:

Nathan Wiest

Computer Support, 472-4527, N103 BEAD, CC 665, nathan.wiest@unl.edu.

  • Server & Desktop Support
  • Website/Kiosk Support
  • Mobile Device Support
  • Technology Purchasing Support
  • Maintain the Beadle listserv
Nathan Wiest

Receiving Staff:

Alan Muthersbaugh

Supply Control Supervisor, 472-4580, E119 BEAD, CC 0666, alanm@unl.edu.

  • Receiving team leader
  • Point of contact for FM & P Building Assistance for all of Beadle
  • Coordinates and reviews all capital equipment inventory in Beadle
  • Maintains the Receiving Supply Center and orders replacement items through eSHOP
  • Building FedEx and UPS shipping coordinator
Alan Muthersbaugh

Miscellaneous Services:


Administrative Associate, 472-1384, N300 BEAD, CC 0665.

  • Point of contact for scheduling conference rooms
  • Serves as a BMR for all of Beadle
  • Oversee and maintains the Beadle list serve


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