JAN (MEYERS) BAUSCH
Class of 1960
Inducted in 2018
Jan was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 2018.
While at South Jan was a straight A student except for a B+ in Home Economics. She participated in Band, orchestra, cheerleading as Captain her senior year, debate, Student Council just to name a few. After graduating, Jan attended UNO on a Regents Scholarship and carried a double major in Mathematics and Speech. She is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, becoming the President, along with Panhellenic President. She was a member of Indians (Pom Pom cheer), Arnold Air, reaching the rank of Lt. Col. and Mortar Board the academic honorary.
After graduating college in 1964, she taught at Bancroft Junior High and South High. She was asked to teach a course with the top three math students from each Omaha High School.
Jan received her Masters Degree in mathematics from Stanford University and her JD from Western State Law School, in Fullerton Calif. She passed the California Bar exam the first time when only 25% passed; she then became a corporate attorney. By this time she and her husband had expanded their family to three children.
Jan returned to Nebraska and her job as a legislative liaison and administrate law judge for the Department of Labor. This proved to be less than a challenge and she began looking around and eventually interviewed with General Dynamics Corporation, Missile Division. She was hired and became the Stinger Missile Counsel. When she retired she was Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Patent Counsel.
As if her work schedule was not sufficient to keep her busy she found time to volunteer on the boards of Voices for Children in Nebraska and Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Red Cross. In the last several years she has been President of Nebraska Medical Association Alliance and on Legislation committee of American Medical Association Alliance.