Glennis Nagel
Director, Media Communications, 308.865.8454

President and CEO of Morey Management Group James E. Morey will give the spring commencement address for 613 University of Nebraska at Kearney graduates at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, in the UNK Health and Sports Center.

For those unable to attend commencement in person, the ceremonies will be Webcast on the UNK Web site at Please visit the link before the ceremony to ensure your computer is properly configured for the event.
In the 1980’s, Morey and his former partner Sandy Gallin developed Gallin Morey & Associates, a successful personal management company. Morey and Gallin headed the career management of such artists as Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond, Clint Black, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Joan Rivers, The Osmond Family, The Pointer Sisters, America, Kenny Chesney, Luther Vandross and numerous others.
In 1999, he formed a new company, Morey Management Group (MMG), based in Los Angeles and Nashville. MMG continues to represent prominent recording artists such as Vanessa Williams, Julio Iglesias, Macy Gray and Michael Feinstein, to name a few. MMG also houses an entertainment consulting division for such clients as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
A 1966 KSC/UNK graduate, Minden-native Morey is a former KSC/UNK student body president who took part in many student activities, including Mortar Board, a prestigious honor society.
After graduation from KSC/UNK, Morey began developing and promoting big name entertainment on college campuses across the nation. He is known for being  a pioneer in the college entertainment explosion that took place at that time. Today, he is one of the music industry’s foremost experts on concert touring and has broken box office records around the world with acts such as Michael Jackson’s Dangerous and HIStory  Tours, Mariah Carey’s Butterfly world tour and numerous Neil Diamond tours.  

Graduation ceremonies this spring will have a different look than the ceremonies had when Morey graduated. As part of the UNK Centennial observance, undergraduate students will wear blue robes and black mortar boards. Graduates receiving advanced degrees will wear the traditional black cap and gown.

The University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Gary Davis, will usher in the graduates with the traditional Pomp and Circumstance.  Graduating senior, Kathryn Miller of  Elgin,  accompanied by Chisato Nii of Japan, will perform the National Anthem.
UNK Chancellor Douglas A. Kristensen will give the welcome followed by greetings from Kent Schroeder, who is a member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

A senior class reflection will be given by senior Erin Brosz of Grand Island, and special music will be provided by the University Wind Ensemble. The ensemble will perform Jubilant Celebration, which was composed by UNK professor of performing arts Dr. Ronald Crocker, to commemorate the centennial.

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.