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Bellevue University Alumni Recognized in Midlands Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’ List


Forty community leaders from different backgrounds and organizations were recognized through the Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” awards - and a number of them were Bellevue University alumni. 

The annual “40 Under 40” list recognizes emerging community leaders who are making a positive impact on the community. 

Leaders recognized by Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” awards in 2023 who have Bellevue University ties include:

  • Trevon Brooks, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
  • Brandon Brown, ServiceNow
  • Cara Cool-Trede, Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa
  • Dorothy Johnson, Gener8tor
  • Kristin Lowrey, Access Period
  • Bridgette Watson, Council Bluffs Schools Foundation

Six of the 40 leaders recognized hold at least one degree from Bellevue University.

The full list of awardees can be seen in the July 13 issue of the Midlands Business Journal.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (