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Lincoln Ostergards Receive Aksarben’s Highest Honor | Community

ByJanice K. Merrill

Nov 18, 2021

He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nebraska Business and the University School of Accountancy. In addition, he was recognized by the UNL with the Alumni Leadership Award.

Holly Ostergard is President of the Acklie Charitable Foundation and Vice President of Crete Carrier Corporation. She graduated from the Faculty of Education and Humanities at UNL. In 2018, she received the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service from the University of Nebraska Foundation, an award that her husband, Tonn, also received. Additionally, Holly received the Inspire Excellence in Philanthropy and the First-Plymouth Woman of Distinction Award.

She sits on the boards of the University of Nebraska Foundation, The Lighthouse, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, and the Southeast Community College Foundation. Holly has been a member of Women Investing in Nebraska since 2013.

Their families have deep roots in Aksarben. Tonn’s grandmother received Aksarben’s Good Neighbor of the Year award in 1975. Holly’s father was inducted into Aksarben’s court of honor in 1996. Holly was Countess of Aksarben in 1981 and was president of the Friends of Aksarben in 2011.

Their two children, who each play a vital role in the day-to-day business operations of Crete Carrier, have also been part of Aksarben. Winston Ostergard was an escort of Aksarben in 2009, and Halley Ostergard was a page in 1995, a countess in 2007 and appointed Queen of Aksarben the same year. Holly and Tonn’s granddaughter, Avery, served as the page in the Saturday Night production and had the added responsibility of being the “clockbearer” at the start of the show.

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