Prososkis named Loper Family of Year; Family Day activities planned


By SARA GIBONEY, UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The family of Carrie Prososki has been selected as the University of Nebraska at Kearney Family of the Year for 2014.

According to Heather Wolf, assistant director for student activities, UNK recognizes an outstanding family each year. “We understand and appreciate the support given to our students by their families. Getting an undergraduate degree is not easy, and to have a supportive family by your side can make all the difference.”

The family will be featured in the UNK Homecoming Parade Saturday morning and introduced during halftime of the Homecoming football game. The award is given based on what the student most admires about his/her family, and how family members have encouraged the student’s education and had an impact on the student’s academic and personal life.

A junior elementary and special education major, Prososki has a 3.8 grade point average. In addition, she is co-captain of the UNK Cheer Squad and president of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

She is the daughter of Bob and Karen Prososki of Kearney. Carrie’s younger sister, Carlie, is a freshman at UNK. Carrie’s youngest sister, Allie, is a senior at Kearney Catholic High School and has committed to playing basketball at UNK starting in the fall of 2015.

Carrie’s older brothers, Drew and Chris, graduated from UNK.

When nominating her family, Carrie wrote, “My parents have always pushed me to do my best in school and have encouraged me to get involved on campus. They come to support me when I cheer and at my sorority events.”

On Family Day, which is the weekend of Homecoming Sept. 19-21, students are encouraged to bring their families to campus.


Family Day opens with the UNK volleyball game against the University of Central Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Friday in the Health and Sports Center.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, families and students are invited to the Homecoming Parade in downtown Kearney. At 11:30 a.m., Loper families are welcome at the Loper Luncheon, which will take place at the Alumni House.

At 1:30 p.m., families are invited to an open house at the Calvin T. Ryan Library.

Families are also welcome to attend the Loperville Tailgate starting at noon before the football game against Missouri Southern University, which begins at 3 p.m.

A free planetarium show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bruner Hall of Science.

On Sunday, students and their families can attend a campus ministry event followed by the UNK Soccer game against Washburn University at 1 p.m. in Cope Stadium.

Family Day is sponsored by Loper Programming & Activities Council (LPAC). For more information on Family Day, go to


Source: Heather Wolf, 308.865.8057,

Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

One thought on “Prososkis named Loper Family of Year; Family Day activities planned

  1. The Prososki Family is a wonderful choice for Loper Family of the Year! Carrie’s parents are very supportive and caring. Their children have followed in their footsteps. Having taught all their children in their younger days, I know what an amazing family they are.

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