Though Cinco de Mayo fell on a Saturday this year, Nelnet teams in Lincoln and Aurora still celebrated in style. On May 4, associates from both locations recognized the occasion with Mexican cuisine and food competitions.

Associates in Aurora participated in homemade salsa and guacamole contest to determine which dip recipes reigned supreme, with cash prizes awarded to the top three entries in each category.

Congrats to these winners!



First – Robert Arneach

Second – Mario Bocanegra

Third – Tie Rhonda Marshall and Heather Nieto


First – Natalie Sanchez

Second – Tasha King

Third – Gloria Rivera

If you’d like to know more about associates getting into their holiday spirit, read about how these associates celebrated Black History Month.