Jack A. Hill
April 8, 1922 – May 15, 2019
Jack was the second of two sons born to James Ellison Hill and his wife, Mary Edna Madole Hill, in Denver, Colorado. He joined the faculty of the Municipal University of Omaha in 1955 as a professor of business Administration and was instrumental in the development of the College of Business Administration as the university grew. He retired in 1989 but stayed active with international programs and the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, which honored him by creating the Jack Hill award.
He was always interested in trying new methods of teaching, moving from dual projectors in the lecture hall to computer-based business simulations. He took the same approach in his personal life and had a lifelong habit of learning and involvement. As a young man, he and his mother rode horses in the mountain country outside of Denver and he snow-skied. Later in life, he took up boating, carpentry, photography, snowmobiling, and motorcycling. With self-taught skills, he took care of all repair problems from bicycles to go-kart engines, and from broken coffee cups to dollhouses.
He and his wife, Marty, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2015, before she died later that year. Together they raised five children: Susan, James, Sally, Gregory and Patricia.
Inurnment with military honors will be at Omaha National Cemetery on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019 at 1:00pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 4:30pm at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, College of Business Administration, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St.