Glennis Nagel
Director, Media Communications, 308.865.8454

James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska, will address the nearly 400 University of Nebraska at Kearney winter graduates in ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the Health and Sports Center.

Milliken came to the University of Nebraska in 1988 and served as vice president for external affairs and corporation secretary for 10 years. Milliken then served as a senior vice president for the University of North Carolina until August 2004, when he became the sixth president of the University of Nebraska. Before coming to the University of Nebraska, Milliken had practiced law in New York City and worked in Washington as legislative assistant to Congresswoman Virginia Smith.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1979.  He attended New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden Scholar, graduating in 1983.

UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen will give the welcome, and UNK Student Body President and Student Regent Brett Chloupek of Harvard will extend greetings on behalf of the Board of Regents. Charles Lindly of Kearney, president of the UNK Alumni Association, will give greetings on behalf of the association.

Rebecca Schneider of Grand Island will give the Senior Class Response. Chrystal DeNio of Columbus will sing the national anthem accompanied by LeeAnn Schluntz of Naponee on the piano. DeNio and Schluntz are both December graduates. The Choraleers, directed by Dr. David Bauer, will provide special music.

For those unable to attend commencement, the ceremonies will be Webcast on the UNK Web site at http://www.unk.edu/welcome/webcast.html

NOTE: Abbreviations that appear in the listings, and what they represent, are as follows:

Undergraduate Degrees:
BA – Bachelor of Arts
BAE – Bachelor of Arts in Education
BS – Bachelor of Science
BSE – Bachelor of Science in Education
BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts
BGS – Bachelor of General Studies

Graduate Degrees:
EDS – Education Specialist
MA – Master of Arts
MAE – Master of Arts in Education
MS – Master of Science
MSE – Master of Science in Education
MBA – Master of Business Administration

NOTE: Subject abbreviations in listings include:

ADMIN, Administration; BIOL, Biology; BUS, Business; CHEM, Chemistry;
COMM, Communication; COMP, Comprehensive; CONST, Construction;
DEVEL, Development; DIST, Distribution; ECON, Economics; EDU, Education; ELEM, Elementary; EMPH, Emphasis; END, Endorsement; ENVIR, Environmental; GEO, Geography; INDUS, Industrial; INFO, Information; INTERP, Interpretation; MARK, Marketing; MATH, Mathematics; MGMT, Management; MOD, Moderate; PHYS, Physical; PROD, Production; SCI, Science; SECOND, Secondary;
SCHL, School; SOC, Social; STU, Students; SP ED, Special Education; SYS, Systems; TECH, Technology; THEA, Theatre; TRANS, Translation; VOC, Vocational.

NOTE: HONORS. Students graduating with honors have the honors and selected honors organizations noted after their names. Honors, along with the grade point averages necessary to earn those honors, include: summa cum laude, 3.90-4.00; magna cum laude, 3.80-3.89; cum laude, 3.70-3.79; and honorable mention, 3.50-3.69. Honors organizations and the designations listed after students’ names include: (H), Honors Program; (MB), Mortar Board; and (PKP) Phi Kappa Phi.

Graduates are listed in the following order: Nebraska graduates, alphabetically by hometown; out-of-state graduates, alphabetically by state; and graduates from other countries, alphabetically by country.

Click here for the full list of fall 2004 graduates.