This award is presented in appreciation of Bob Bryant who has been a tireless ambassador for Pius X High School and serves as an example of leadership and service to his family, friends, community and country.
Bob Bryant was born in Sutherland, Neb., and was the third of nine children. After graduating from Kearney Senior High School in 1965, Bob attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
After college, he worked as a Boy Scouts District Director in North Platte. Bob returned to Lincoln a year later accepting an accounting position with King’s Food Host. He joined Benson Bookkeeping Service in 1972, eventually venturing out as Bryant Bookkeeping. In October 1991, Bob completed the CPA exam, and joined Larsen, Schroeder & Associates, CPA, becoming part owner of the firm in 1989. Today he continues as President of Bryant, Katt and Associates CPA, one of the larger, locally-owned accounting firms in Lincoln.
On December 21, 1968, Bob married Phillis Morgan, a 1966 Pius X graduate. They have been blessed with four children. Rob, Jason, Mike and Shannon also all graduated from Pius X, as did Rob’s wife, Lori. Phillis and Bob are blessed with 15 grandchildren.
Bob is a true community and church leader. He is the past president of the Better Business Bureau, the Lincoln Independent Business Association, and the Cable Advisory Board. Bob and Phillis are active members of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ parish where Phillis and their children all attended grade school. They also celebrated many sacraments at the Cathedral, including their wedding and all of their children’s sacraments. Bob has also served as a trustee, board member, lector, acolyte, and EME.
Bob is a role model for belief in Catholic education. He exemplifies the qualities of a good steward having dedicated tremendous time, talent and treasure to Pius X. He served on the Foundation Board of Directors from 1988-2009. During that time, he was a leader in three Pius X capital campaigns – Continuing the Commitment in 1988, Embrace the Future in 1993 and A Tradition of Faith in 2006. He has been instrumental in making positive financial decisions for the Pius X Foundation and improving the financial presentations and forecasting models used by the Pius X Foundation Board of Directors.