UNO student Antwaun Rollerson killed in crash to receive honorary degree

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Antwaun Rollerson, a 24-year-old who died last week in a rollover accident, will be awarded an honorary Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Rollerson was expected to graduate in December before the July 10 fatal crash at the intersection of 42nd Street and Sorensen Parkway.

UNO spokesman Charley Reed said the College of Business is working with the family to set up a private ceremony, but there are no details beyond that yet.

Omaha police reported that speed was a factor in the accident and that Rollerson was not using a seat belt.

Rollerson was greatly involved on campus, including serving as the president of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity’s Omaha chapter.

He worked as a mentor at McMillan Magnet Center and was on the teen staff at a local YMCA.

UNO’s Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity hopes to raise money to help Rollerson’s family with the unexpected funeral costs. Donations will be accepted through Monday and can be dropped off with James Freeman in Multicultural Affairs in Room 115 of the Milo Bail Student Center. Checks should be made payable to “UNO-NPHC” and include “Antwaun” in the memo line.

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