UNK Unity Conference Emphasizes Higher Education for All Students

UNK Unity Conference Emphasizes Higher Education for All Students
Courtesy of the University of Nebraska Kearney

KEARNEY- A University of Nebraska Kearney student preformed at the Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference for the first time Friday morning.

Daniel Marez, the president of  Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity at UNK, and other members of the fraternity used their dance moves to pump up the crowd at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Marez and the other members attended the event because they wanted to make a difference, which is the goal of the Conference.

“We feel that by volunteering at this conference we can help the high schoolers come here and be leaders around the community,” Marez said.

The event brought about 300 students from 16 high schools together at Kearney to help students achieve their goals. The main message of the day was that every high schooler has the opportunity to attend college.

Attendees could access information on scholarships and other financial aid and check out booths from numerous UNK departments and programs, including a couple community colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps. They also heard from students and guest speakers who shared their own stories about their educational and professional journeys, which helps inspire students to follow in their footsteps.