01/15/2021 | News release | Archived content
If there's anyone who's happy about all the time we've spent at home in 2020, it's our pets. As loving, loyal members of our families, they're thrilled to have their people around full-time. That's why when duty called, they were a natural fit to step up as Nelnet Sidekicks.
Recently, we asked our associates to share what makes their Nelnet Sidekicks so spectacular.
'My pup loves to keep an eye on me while I work.' - Katie Humphries
'My dog is my personal trainer. Her guilt glare is why I was walking this morning at 7:30 among snow flurries.' - Jeff Kalasinski
'Jack's always watching me to make sure I stay on task.' Kim Christiansen
'Marley helps review apps for the ED Compliance team.' - Tia Marie Immonen
'These fine 10-year-old ladies are Moe and Sumner. They are litter mates and have been wonderful companions for me! I found a tumor on Sumner in October and she's not doing too well, so it's been very nice to spend all these months working from home and cuddling them both a little extra! They love taking turns on my lap in the mornings watching the mouse move on the screen.' - Allie Steensnes
'This guy has become my coworker, he's always stealing my office chair. His name is Tommy, we rescued him a little over 3 years ago.' - Kelly Mormann
'Apollo - he survived my house fire 3 years ago. His middle name is Lucky.' - Jim Kreul
'Meet BearBear. She was a light in a dark time. We found her wandering outside on the same day that we learned that we lost our baby in 2014. We put up posters and posted on social media and at the human society. No one ever claimed this 4 lb. adorable, loving, little pooch. We truthfully believe she was sent to us at the right time for a reason. She sleeps under my desk curled up with my other pup, Gobbie, while I work and always has to be near me.' - Tiffany Wittrock
'Both Layla (15-year-old black lab mix) and Bruno (3 year old mix) were adopted. They make sure I get outside for some fresh air a few times a day.' - Stacey Odle
'We rescued Duke from Dolly's Legacy in February of this year and he is an absolute sweetheart! We love him so much!' - Megan Gould
'They don't care who's around, honestly.' - Samantha Volker
'My coworkers are the laziest! They lay here all day while I do all the work!' - Marissa Olson
Keep up the good work, Nelnet Sidekicks!
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