Morgan Goracke ’14 has been a part of the performing arts scene at York College since 2011, first as a student on the theatre stage, then as an active alumni volunteer in many backstage activities, from makeup to box office to technical assistance.

This week Goracke will begin a new role in the department as York College’s first performing arts recruiter and Bartholomew Performing Arts Center facility manager. Goracke, who has worked for the past two years as a campaign assistant in the York College Advancement Office, is excited to put her theatre communication degree to use in this new capacity. "The arts at York College are what allowed me to develop into the person I am,” she said. “I am thrilled to join this team, and help others discover what a difference it will make for their lives."

Goracke will be the key facilitator for all activities in the performing arts center, will manage communication efforts on behalf of the music and theatre departments, and will recruit new students to the programs.
“The performing arts faculty is thrilled to have someone of Morgan's experience assisting us with operations,” said Dr. Clark Roush, endowed chair for the performing arts. “Her skill-set perfectly augments the needs we have, and we are eager to see what growth and development this can bring our respective areas. There is a need to have someone focused on recruiting in the arts and Morgan will be very effective.”

Vice President for Enrollment and Athletics Jared Stark was similarly enthusiastic about Goracke’s transition to the recruiting team. "At York College, we believe we have an environment that centers on faith transformation in our mission. It is our goal to share that environment with as many students as we possibly can. Because we have highly talented Performing Arts faculty with dynamic creative ability - we provide excellence in artistic production and education. It is my desire to see that strength of ours grow. This new position puts more gears in motion for us to promote performing arts to prospective students and bring them to campus for life-changing experiences."

Interested in the performing arts at York College? Contact Morgan at or (402)363-5627.