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Gary Sinise to Headline Bellevue University’s 2021 Signature Event

Event Set for Monday, Sept. 27 at the Holland Performing Arts Center


Bellevue University has announced that actor, humanitarian and author Gary Sinise will be the featured guest at the university’s annual Signature Event on Monday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Holland Performing Arts Center located at 13th and Douglas streets in downtown Omaha.

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“Gary is well-known for his work in support of the military and his philanthropy, so the event will be a wonderful alignment with Bellevue University's commitment to educating military service members and their families, and serving military veterans through our nationally known Military Veteran Services Center,” said Bellevue University President Dr. Mary Hawkins.

The 2021 Bellevue University Signature Event is generously sponsored by:

Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation

Kirkpatrick Charitable Trust

Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation

Bob and Susan Knapp

Doug Riley

Silverstone Group


Blackman and Associates, P.C.

At the event, masks are strongly recommended for those not vaccinated, not fully vaccinated, and/or those with underlying health conditions. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests.

If you have questions about the Signature Event, please email advancement@bellevue.edu or call 402-557-7292.

About Gary Sinise:

Sinise, whose portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, is widely known for his dedication to our nation’s active duty defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. His commitment has become a tireless crusade of support, service and gratitude for all those who protect our freedom and serve our country. In 2011, he established the Gary Sinise Foundation to expand upon his individual efforts.

In 2019, Gary’s autobiography, Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, was released and immediately became a New York Times Bestseller. It is the inspiring, entertaining, and profound story of how a young “rough around the edges” kid from Chicago eventually, through his very personal and unique journey, found his calling: to ensure that our nations defenders, who serve this country and its freedoms, are never forgotten.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 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 (hlcommission.org).