Dr. Rev. Daniel Jenkins

Submitted by Matthew Placzek

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Client

Location: Omaha, NE, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Artist

Matthew Placzek

Placzek Studios

Client

University of Nebraska Omaha

Overview

Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins (1866-1927) was born in North Wales and educated at Wooster University in Ohio, Melbourne University in Australia, Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. After becoming an ordained Presbyterian minister in 1891, he came to Omaha to serve at Omaha’s Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In 1908, he founded the University of Omaha and served as the university’s first president from 1908 until 1926.

Goals

MY goal for this sculpture was to honor Dr. Rev. Daniel Jenkins with his many accomplishments and create a focal point of the campus with this bronze portraiture.