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Peru Stater Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Vol. 58, No. 1

Update on the

Oak Bowl Project

The renovations are fully underway on the Peru State College (PSC) Oak Bowl project. On October 20, 2012, immediately following the PSC football game against Central Methodist University, ground was broken on the Oak Bowl Project. This is the first major renovation to the facility since its construction in 1900. District 1 State Senator Lavon Heidemann led the way in securing $7.5 million in state funds for the renovation of the historic facility. Bill Sapp and Lee Sapp, owners of Sapp Brothers Travel Centers and Petroleum, made the first significant gift to the project. Their donation of $500,000 is the largest single non-estate gift in the Peru State’s history. The Oak Bowl renovation project is being completed in three phases, with phases I and II currently in progress with the funds received from the State of Ne-

braska and the College and Foundation’s $1.5 million match. Phase I consists of a new stadium and concourse area and an improved entrance to the Oak Bowl from the street. This stadium will seat 2,000 guests and the concourse area will include hospitality suites, The old concrete bleachers are being removed to make way for the a new press box, and expanded concession updated seating that will be in the New Oak Bowl. and restroom area along with a new tickThe Oak Bowl project is just one of the eting booth. Pending city approval, there fundraising efforts will be necessary to will be improvements made to Fifth Street, complete phase III of the project, which improvements happening at Peru State. Plans are in the works for a safer, updated which runs to the west of the Oak Bowl, includes a new field house. The College hopes to play the first campus entrance and program statements to improve safety. Fifth Street will not be game in the new Oak Bowl at Homecom- have been completed for major improvelowered at this time.  Phase II includes the new field with ing on November 2, 2013. Kiewit Builders ments to Delzell Hall and the Student lighting and artificial turf, along with a Group has set the Oak Bowl completion Center. For more information regarding the new lower entrance concession/restroom/ date for November, 2013 At this time, the first few home foot- Oak Bowl project, and how you can help, storage building. This second phase also includes exterior upgrades to the existing ball games are scheduled to be played in contact the Peru State Foundation at pscfield house such as a new roof. Auburn, Nebraska. For information on, 402-872-2304 or The total cost of phase I and II is ap- the PSC Bobcat Football schedule visit by visiting oakbowl/ proximately $8.8 million. Additional

In Memory of Dr. Leland (Shorty) Sherwood

Dr. Leland Sherwood

It has been a while since Dr. Leland Sherwood, better known as Shorty, taught on The Campus of a Thousand Oaks, but his name and artwork remain an essential part of Peru State College (PSC) and the community of Peru. Before becoming a professor in 1963, Sherwood was a student at PSC. It was while he was a student that he met and married his wife Karlene. Though his education was delayed while he fought in the Korean War, Sherwood graduated from PSC in 1957 with a B.A. in education (art), with minors in both English and history. Karlene also graduated from PSC with a B.S. in teaching. Sherwood went on to receive his Master’s degree from The

University of Wyoming and he eventually earned his Ed.D. from Indiana University. In 1963, he and Karlene returned to Nebraska so that Shorty could teach Art at PSC. The couple made their home in Peru where they both became very active in campus and community activities. Shorty was voted citizen of the year in 2009 by the city of Peru. As a professor, Dr. Sherwood instructed generations of art students in his unique watercolor technique. Sherwood’s extraordinary pieces are represented in many public and private collections all over the United States. His efforts weren’t just limited to the art program; Dr. Sherwood was also an avid supporter of all of the athletic

programs at PSC and was a member of the Football Boosters. Dr. Sherwood was well-respected by students, staff, faculty and community members for his dedication to art education. In 2009, the PSC Foundation sponsored a reception and auction in honor of Dr. Sherwood. Sherwood donated some of his own masterful watercolor paintings to the auction in order to establish the Leland H. and G. Karlene Sherwood Scholarship in art. Many of Shorty’s friends and admirers attended the reception and spoke their praises of the professor. Continued on page 19


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Greetings from Peru State Dan Hanson Peru State College President

Dear Friends, Peru State is at a pivotal time in our history as we grow and establish our institution as a college of choice known throughout the Midwest. As proud alumni of Nebraska’s First College, we want to keep you informed on some of the ways we are building a strong and vibrant future centered on a mission of student engagement. The results of our focus on student engagement and achievement will make you proud. In this issue of The Stater you will read more about several students and recent graduates who have been recognized at the state and national level for excellence. Their achievements are as inspiring as they are impressive. You will read more about Megan Brown, who won the Outstanding Local Leader Award at the

Our work in areas other than academership, critical thinking, project manageics continues as well. The renovation of ment and communication skills. Institutionally, in the National Sur- the Oak Bowl is underway, and I encourvey of Student Engagement, Peru State age you to watch for updates on Facebook. National Education Association’s Sturanked in the top 10 percent of all schools Fundraising continues for this important dent Program Leadership Conference in surveyed for students who feel the insti- project and a new Field House. We are also Washington, D.C.; Tim Oehring, who was tution is committed to their success. Our working with the City of Peru, Nemaha named a Capital One Academic All-Amerfreshmen ranked us higher than our pub- County and the Peru State Foundation to ica First-Team honoree; Katlyn Donovan, lic and even private peers for positive re- improve the campus entrance. I want to who completed a prestigious public health lationships with faculty members. Stud- thank our Foundation Board members for fellowship at UNMC; biological science ies show that positive interactions with pledging nearly $300,000 of their personal graduate and current student in UNMC’s funds for this important project. I also Master of Public Health program Kate want to thank the City of Peru for colTrout of Tecumseh, who received Best Pa“Tell your friends, families laborating with us on a grant application per Award at the First International Confor additional funding. We are working on ference on Global Health Challenges held and prospective students about program statements for Delzell Hall and in Venice, Italy; and Kathy McKillip, an the great things happening at the Student Center to define the scope of MSOM graduate who was recently named these projects. Improvements to our camexecutive director of the Nebraska TourPeru State, join us for events, pus infrastructure are critical for building ism Commission. consider providing internships a strong future for the institution. As you can see, our Sesquicentennial for our students and connect us I invite you to be a part of building a viStrategic Plan’s focus on an active apbrant future for Peru State. Your involveproach to teaching and learning is having with people who may have an ment is more important than ever. Please an impact. In programming, the Instiinterest in Peru State’s future.” consider contributing financially to these tute for Community Engagement or ICE, important projects. Tell your friends, famunder the direction of Dr. Julie Taylorilies and prospective students about the Costello, is coordinating relevant learning experiences integrated with the college’s faculty members are critical to student great things happening at Peru State, join academic programs. Projects and courses success. Additionally, our first-year stu- us for events, consider providing internare designed to make an impact at the dents ranked us significantly higher than ships for our students and connect us with community level, broadly defined in terms our Plains public peers for perception of people who may have an interest in Peru of scope and location (campus, local, re- quality. And let’s not forget the ringing en- State’s future. Thank you for your contingional, abroad). Program participants have dorsement we received last year from the ued support of Peru State. opportunities to develop and apply lead- Higher Learning Commission.

College President Dr. Dan Hanson PSC Foundation Board of Directors SaraBeth Donovan (‘85), Chair - Vienna, VA Mike Guilliatt (‘67), Vice Chair - Fremont, NE Judson Douglas III (attended ‘56), Treasurer - Lincoln, Neb. Chuck Niemeyer (‘65) - Secretary - Ashland, NE Larry (‘71) & Sue Green - Miramar Beach, FL Cindy (‘82) & Tim (‘84) Hoffman - Lincoln, Neb. Fred (‘73) & Pam Robertson - Westlake Village, CA Rod Vandeberg - Falls yCity, Neb. Dennis Wittmann - Auburn, Neb. PSC National Alumni Association Board of Directors Paul (’67) and Arlene (Borcher, ’67) Fell, Co-Presidents - Lincoln, Neb. Carlos Harrison (’51), Vice President - Shenandoah, Iowa Ed Ankrom (’91), Secretary - Beatrice, Neb. Kim (’90) and Kris (Kubert, ’94) Vrtiska, Co-Treasurers - Falls City, Neb. Elton (’88) and Connie (Sims, ’87) Edmond - Lincoln, Neb. Dan (’76) and Cheryl Cotton - Peru, Neb.

Mike Guilliatt (’67) - Fremont, Neb. Nick (’87) and Laurel (Smith, ’87) Harling - Falls City, Neb. Chuck (’69) and Alice (Massoth, ’69) Mizerski - Lincoln, Neb. Fritz (’74) and Char (Lutz, ’74) Stehlik - Omaha, Neb. Angelia Rohwer Steiner (’90) - Sabetha, Kan Al Urwin(’82) - La Vista, Neb. Editor: R. Todd Simpson, Executive Director, PSC Foundation Managing Editor/Writer: Brooke Ashford (‘12) Graphic Design: Kellen Sailors (‘12), Graphic Design Artist Copy Editor: Promise DeBilzan (‘11) Contributing Writers: Regan Anson (‘11), Director, PSC Marketing & Public Affairs Photography: Dr. Bill Clemente, PSC Professor of English PSC Foundation Staff Rebecca Johnson (‘05), Graphic Design Artist, PSC Marketing & Public Affairs Kellen Sailors (‘12), Graphic Design Artist Ted Harshbarger (‘77)

Foundation and NAA on the Move Todd Simpson CFRE Executive Director Peru State College Foundation

Peru State is definitely on the go … making progress … taking many elements of our College to new levels. Whether talking about student awards, faculty achievements, alumni honors, or even campus facility improvements, clearly Peru State is getting better every day! Our students continue to make a tremendous showing by receiving awards and winning competitions on a local, regional and national level! For example, just last fall Megan Brown, a special education and early childhood education major from Syracuse, Nebraska, was honored with the Outstanding Local Leader Award by the National Education Association. Brown was selected for the NEA honor from more than 60,000 members involved in 1,100 college and university chapters.

Students are not the only Bobcats making positive moves. Our faculty and staff are in the news as well. Peru State’s own Professor Randy Waln has been selected to display his artwork in the Governor’s residence during the 2012-13 season. Professor Waln’s photography will be featured from May 22 through June 21, 2013. Bobcat alumni are also making headlines. Whether it be induction to the National High School Athletic Directors Hall of Fame (Tom Hallstrom ’49), or selection as the Nebraska Tourism Executive Director (Kathy McKillip ’08), or publishing their fourth novel (Rebecca Cooper-Thumann ’05, ’09), Peru Sate alumni are putting their Bobcat education to good use! Of course, exceptional students, faculty and alumni deserve modern and effective campus facilities. For those not familiar with the Peru State campus of late, you should pay the College a visit. Most are aware of the award winning library, our former chapel and gymnasium, renovated in 2003. But you may not be aware of the newly renovated, award winning V.H. Jindra Fine Arts Building, or the just remodeled Eliza Morgan residence hall. These facilities are giving the Campus of a Thousand Oaks the physical capabilities it


so richly deserves. Even so, there is still more to do … and Peru State is doing it! The Oak Bowl, largely ignored for years, is currently under major construction. (Visit for some of the most recent construction photos.) Funds are still being raised for the full Oak Bowl project, which includes a field house with meeting rooms, training facilities and offices. Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Steve Schneider said it best when he noted, “Our student athletes have earned facilities at least as good as others in our conference. To offer them less is not acceptable.” (Please take a minute to show your support of the Oak Bowl with your gift, today. You can make your gift on-line at or you can contact the Foundation at (402) 8722304.) The Oak Bowl is not the only major facilities upgrade taking place at Peru State. Funds are currently being raised for a renovated entrance to the campus. The Entrance Project is a joint effort between the College, Foundation and City of Peru and has already seen wonderful support from alumni, area businesses and even the

Nemaha County Board of Commissioners. In addition, the College is planning for renovations to Delzell Hall and the Student Center in the not too distant future. Funding sources are currently being explored and preliminary architecture drawings are being created. Ultimately, facility improvement will depend to a large extent on Peru State’s ability to raise private funds. Our student outcomes clearly point to a vibrant and successful educational experience following in the tradition that has long been a mainstay of PSC. If, as the old saying goes, the proof is in the pudding, then the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni is all the proof of success one needs. The College needs all of us to help determine the future of Peru State. Will the successes and growth of recent years continue? Will our students and faculty have the facilities to match their enthusiasm and accomplishments? Yes … absolutely … with your help, there is no doubt. Thank you for your commitment and support. Go Cats! Live Blue.

the River Inn Resort. More information regarding this event will be announced at a later date. For information on the National Alumni Association and their events, please visit http://foundation. or find us on Facebook.

NAA Board Members: Co-President Paul Fell, Chuck and Alice Mizerski, Co-President Arlene Fell wait to work serving guests at the Alumni Chili Feed.

The National Alumni Association Events The Peru State National Alumni As- scholarships and organizations at sociation has had a very busy year so far. Peru State. The annual Lincoln and Omaha Meet and There will be an Alumni ReGreets brought together Alumni from ception held on June 6, 2103, at several surrounding areas and offered an 6:00 p.m. at the Black Iron Grill in opportunity for President Hanson to meet Rock Port, Missouri. Please join with alumni and update them on all of the fellow alumni for fun and compligreat things happening on The Campus of mentary appetizers. As with all of a Thousand Oaks. the National Alumni Association The Alumni Chili Feed was a success, events, all PSC alumni, friends, serving about 450 people and bringing family, staff and students are welin over $400 in support of the Peru State come to attend. Foundation. Plans for a Peru State Alumni Day in The Omaha Chapter of the National Brownville, Nebraska are in the works Alumni Association hosted its annual fun- for August 10. The day is set to include a draising Dinner & Auction on April 25, cruise on the Spirit of Brownville and a re2013. In the past three years, this annual ception at the Whiskey Run Creek Winery. event has brought in over $14,000 to fund Interested parties can also book rooms on


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The Distinguished Speaker Series On Monday February 25th, Peru State Defying government obstacles, Ebadi hosted Dr. Shirin Ebadi as part of the Dis- created one of the first independent, nontinguished Speaker Series. Dr. Ebadi is an governmental human rights organizations Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human in Iran: The Society for the Protection of rights activist and founder of Defenders of the Rights of the Child. She is the author Human Rights Center in Iran. of Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey On October 10 2003, Ebadi was to Reclaim Her Life and Country and The awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her sig- Golden Age. nificant and pioneering efforts for democA towering figure with a commanding racy and human rights, especially women’s, voice that will not be silenced, Ebadi couchildren’s, and refugee rights. She was the rageously champions democracy and basic first ever Iranian to receive the prize. human rights for women, children and all Dr. Ebadi spent the day on The Cam- individuals. Her influence extends far bepus of A Thousand Oaks beginning with yond the borders of her country, inspiring a faculty breakfast. Dr. Ebadi then made hope that Islam, democracy and all human scheduled classroom visits before having rights can co-exist despite the challenges dinner with student leaders and then giv- faced in these turbulent times. Dr. Shirin Ebadi (left) ing her keynote address. Peru State established the DistinIran Awakening: A Story of Revolution guished Speaker Series in fall 2010 as part and Hope. As a woman in Iran, Ebadi’s of the college’s commitment to student son Arun Gandhi, Bawa (Cameroon, Afrilife has paralleled the dramatic changes engagement and success. The intent of ca) Health Initiative co-founded Dr. Denwithin her country. Her call for dissent the Series is to bring diverse, nationally nis Richardson, Pulitzer Prize winning and support for human rights has rung and internationally recognized speakers journalist and author Sonia Nazario, conclear during the political and religious up- to southeast Nebraska to enrich the edu- sumer advocate and former Green Party heaval in the Middle East. cational experience of students while also presidential candidate Ralph Nader, and Making history as the first woman providing surrounding communities op- human trafficking activist Somaly Mam. judge in Iran, Ebadi was stripped of her portunities to engage in interesting and All events are open to the public and free basic rights by religious revolutionaries, relevant topics. Speakers are encouraged of charge. whom she once supported, who declared to connect with the community in a vaAdditional information about Peru women unfit to serve as judges. She fought riety of ways during their visits through State’s Distinguished Speaker Series is her way back as a human rights lawyer, de- classroom discussions, guest lectures, available at fending women and children in contro- meet and greet receptions, and a keynote or by contacting Vice President for Enversial, politically charged cases. She has address. rollment Management and Student Affairs been arrested and has been the target of Previous guests include former skin- Michaela Willis at 402-872-2224 or mwilassassination, but through it all, Ebadi has head Frank Meeink, civil rights leader spoken out with quiet bravery on behalf and Little Rock Nine member Minnijean of victims of injustice and discrimination. Brown-Trickey, Mahatma Gandhi’s grand-

Peru State Alum Hired By The State of Nebraska Tourism Commission State Congratulations to Kathy McKil- director of the Nebraska Travel and Tour- works to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and lip, graduate of the Peru State Master of ism Division. She has also worked for the diverse travel industry making it more Science in Organizational Management Department of Economic Development viable by creating awareness, attracting (MSOM) program, who has been hired as interim director. McKillip played a key increased visitors which results in greatby the Nebraska Tourism Commission to role in facilitating a statewide tourism stra- er tourism revenue and economic gain serve as its Executive Director. McKil- tegic plan. throughout the state. Some of McKillip’s executive director lip is a Nebraska City High School graduRecently, McKillip has drawn attenresponsibilities include the marketing of ate who earned a bachelor’s degree from tion for launching an initiative with the Nebraska attractions and events, monitorNebraska Wesleyan University, a master’s Nebraska Department of Roads to replace ing national trends in travel and tourism degree in public administration from the 37 aging tourism attractions along Interand preparing legislation related to tourUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha along state 80 and she has also scheduled a series ism. with her MSOM with an economic em- of tours for travel writers to review many phasis from Peru State College. of Nebraska’s tourist attractions. The Nebraska Tourism Commission Since 2011, McKillip has worked as the


Farewell to The Oak Bowl: Homecoming 2012

Peru State Enrollment Update The Bobcat numbers are growing by leaps and bounds, and through increased recruitment efforts from the Peru State Office of Admissions, the college has a positive outlook for the fall. Below are a few positive signs for the future. • Freshmen up 52%



• Freshmen by 37%




Approximately 1500 people flocked to The Campus of a Thousand Oaks for Peru State College’s 92nd Annual Homecoming celebration, Sea of Blue, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. The day was filled with various events for everyone to enjoy, starting with a parade in downtown Peru. Serving as Grand Marshals of the parade were State Senator Lavon Heidemann and his wife, Robin. Student Senate President Ellen Larsen said, “We could not have picked better candidates for our grand marshals. The Heidemanns have done so much for Peru State. This is a small token of our appreciation for their leadership and friendship throughout the years.” The parade was followed by a tailgate and carnival on the campus quad. Guests were treated to a “cookout” style lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers and all of the fixings, including a choice of several desserts and drinks. The crowd was entertained by the PSC Jazz Band before a presentation recognizing Senator and Mrs. Heidemann, for their service to southeast Nebraska. The Homecoming day activities also honored Bill and Lee Sapp for their generous contribution to the Oak Bowl Project by dedicating the

newly constructed Sapp Plaza in honor of the Sapp family. The Homecoming football game was played against Graceland University Yellow Jackets who defeated the Bobcats 28-20. During the halftime show, Seniors Christopher Hawkins (Indian Head, Maryland) and Jenny Trapp (Omaha, Nebraska) were crowned the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen by

• New student Housing Applications arze showing an increase of 77% • Student campus visits are showing an increase of more than 200% Our spring 2013 enrollment showed some positive signs with headcount increasing by just under 2%. On campus, that increase was more pronounced with an 11% increase in headcount.

Senator Lavon Heidemann with PSC President Dan Hanson

PSC’s first lady, Elaine Hanson and President Dan Hanson. The King and Queen duo was elected by members of the PSC student body. Due to renovations on the Oak Bowl, the date of the 2013 Homecoming game will be November 2nd. For more information on the 2013 Bobcat football schedule visit or for information on Peru State events, visit

Above: The Oak Bowl brimming with fans during the last Homecoming game held in the old Oak Bowl before renovations begin. Below: Lucille and Bill Sapp, Lee Sapp, Zelma Drake, Lavon and Robin Heidemann stand by the plaque during the dedication ceremony for the newly built Sapp Plaza.


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Peru State Art Department News

Megan Brown

Peru State Student, Megan Brown Wins Outstanding Local Leader Award Peru Student Education Association “Megan continues to lead with exemplary (PSEA) President, Megan Brown, received dedication and commitment to the field the Outstanding Local Leader Award of education and the Peru State Student at the National Education Association’s Education Association. As one of our own, (NEA) Student Program Leadership Con- we are very proud of the fact that she conference in Washington, D.C. tinues to play an integral role on the Peru Brown was also honored by the Nebras- State campus as a difference-maker.” ka State Education Association (NSEA) in Brown organized and led several PSEA 2012, with their Capitol District Leader events during her tenure as president, inAward. cluding: An early childhood and special edu• 8 to Great Leadership Seminar, in cation major from Syracuse, Nebraska, which campus leaders engaged in an alBrown was selected for the NEA honor ternative character education program; from more than 60,000 members involved • American Education Week Project, in 1,100 college and university chapters. which involved PSEA members helping The award recognizes her dedication Calvert Elementary (Auburn, Neb.) and leadership skills as the Peru Student make thank-you cards for their teachEducation Association (PSEA) president ers; throughout the 2011-2012 membership • Scholastic Book Fair, profits from year. which are used to buy books for area Brown was also recognized last year by schools; the NEA, earning the Jeffrey “J.D.” Miller Outstanding Underclassman Award at the • Reading Buddies Program, where organization’s National Student LeaderPSEA members read to toddlers at the ship Conference in Chicago. Peru Day Care once a month; Brown said, “I continue to be ever • Water Warrior Welcome Back Social; grateful for the honors awarded to me that • The Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash, where recognize my dedication to the association. more than 1,500 area students attended My singular objective for my first term as to watch interactive skits and celebrate PSEA president was to increase member reading. engagement in our activities. PSEA has For additional information about the grown and flourished with a little push award or the PSEA, contact Ruskamp and new direction. Our members’ desire at or 402-872to do more, be more and take ownership 2301. of our group is the truest indicator of my success as a leader.” Associate Professor of Education and PSEA Advisor Dr. Judith Ruskamp said,

Aside from the regular art exhibits displaying the talents of the Peru State College (PSC) art students, the Art Department has hosted some very influential art exhibits this school year. The exhibit “Subtle Images,” featuring paintings and drawings by David McLeod, was on display in the PSC Art Gallery through the month of October 2012. McLeod earned a master of fine art in painting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has taught at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The exhibit “Hidden in Plain View,” featuring the works of retired Omaha World-Herald Photojournalist Rudolph “Rudy” Smith, was on display in the PSC Art Gallery during the month of February. Smith gave a special presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the College Theatre. Smith is perhaps best known for his coverage of the riots that erupted in north Omaha in the summer of 1969 and the early Civil Rights movement in the city. As a photographer and editor for the World-Herald, Smith covered U.S. Presidents, riots, famous entertainers, professional sporting events, politicians and news events from coastto-coast. His photographs have appeared in Ebony Magazine, Jet, Life, Look, News Week, Time, Sports Illustrated, and London Daily Mirror, among others. He also contributed to the publication of three books, including An Illustrated History of African Americans in Nebraska from 1860-Present. Smith has won more than 55 awards for his photography, including awards from the NAACP, NCAA, State of Nebraska, University of Nebraska, City of Omaha and Omaha Press Club. Smith was the first minority to graduate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Communications Department and the first minority faculty member in the UNO Department of Communications. He retired from the Omaha World-Herald four years ago after a 45-year career in the industry.

For more information on any of the exhibits at the PSC Art Gallery, contact PSC Art Professor Ken Anderson at 402-872-2271 or via e-mail at Art professor, Randy Waln has had some of his own personal successes recently. Waln’s exhibition of digital prints and historical photographs, “The Degeneration of the Family Farm”, was on display in November and December of 2012 at the Stalder Gallery in the Falls City, Nebraska Library & Arts Center. Waln was also selected by The Nebraska Arts Council to be a featured artist in the Governor’s Residence Exhibition. Waln will have his photographs featured May 22-June 21, 2013. Waln is one of 13 contemporary Nebraska artists selected via an open competition and review panel. The Nebraska Governor’s Residence is located at 1425 H Street in Lincoln. The residence is open for public tours on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to take part in a guided tour of the home featuring this exhibition series, historical information and memorabilia collected by Nebraska’s first families. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Contact the Governor’s Residence at 402-471-3466 for more information or to make an appointment. Waln said, “I am very pleased to be able to show in this venue, and I feel the agricultural subject matter of my work is especially appropriate to Nebraska.” Waln came to Peru State in 2002 after teaching 20 years at Montana State University-Northern. He teaches art and graphic design. His work is mostly focused on photography-based digital images. For more information about the Governor’s Residence Exhibition Program, visit http://www.nebrask a a r t scou nc i l .org /a r t ist s/ex h ibition_programs/ or contact Program Manager J.D. Hutton at jayne.hutton@


The Peru Theatre Company News The Peru Theatre Company (PTC) has had a very busy and successful year. Under the direction of Josh Young, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, the PTC has performed several main stage productions and many smaller projects. The first main stage production of the academic year was EAT (It’s Not About Food) by Linda Daugherty. The performance began November 1, 2012 and ran through Sunday November 4 at the Peru State College (PSC) Theatre. The critically acclaimed script EAT (It’s Not About Food) dramatizes the dangerous and baffling world of eating disorders in girls and boys. Candidly exploring causes and warning signs, the play takes a hard look at the influences of society and the media and tells individual stories of young people struggling with this epidemic and too often tragic problem. The PTC has also received several honors this year during the week-long Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Started in 1969 by the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman Roger L. Stevens, the KCACTF is a national theater program involving 600 colleges and universities and 18,000 students from around the country. Through state, regional and national festivals, the KCACTF provides theater departments and student artists an opportunity to showcase their work, share experiences and insights within the community of theatre artists, and receive outside assessment. The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, directing and design. In January and February of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region’s entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia and regional-level award programs. Regional festival productions are evaluated by a panel of three judges who are selected by the Kennedy Center and the KCACTF national committee. Approximately 1,600 students from

Bobcats Give Back

Throughout the history of Peru State, Organization. The PSC Student Athlete Advisory students have devoted countless hours to Committee (SAAC) is another group on charity work all over Southeast Nebraska. campus that is very active in charitable acWith the recent formations of the Institivities. For the past four years the SAAC tute for Community Engagement and the has participated in the annual Make a DifRotoract Club combined with increased ference Day, sponsored by the USA magacommunity involvement from many of zine. Make a Difference day takes place on the other clubs and organizations on The the fourth Saturday of every October and Campus of a Thousand Oaks, students at is the most encompassing national day of PSC have beefed up their efforts to aid in a helping others and a celebration of people variety of avenues throughout several area helping people. communities. For their part in the National Make The Rotoract Club organized several a Difference Day, the SAAC organized a charitable activities this semester. The competition among all of the PSC athletic most notable of events was the club’s inteams, asking their families and friends to volvement in the nationwide Movember donate cold season items such as cough campaign. Movember is a non-profit orgadrops, tooth brushes, mittens, hats, saninization whose goal is to raise money and tizing products, and cold/flu medicine etc. awareness towards men’s health problems, The donations were calculated on a point such as prostate and testicular cancer. The Rotoract members, in cooperation with system to judge the winning team. For the the college, hosted a mustache growing third year in a row the Bobcat Softball contest during the month of November. team won the competition by earning the Contestants were voted on through dona- most points. The Make a Difference Day Donations tion buckets, with the winner having the bucket containing the most money. All of were taken to Project Response, a prothe money was donated to the Movember gram that provides goods and support to

colleges and universities in Nebraska, • Danny Moberly, a freshman liberal arts Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota major from Auburn, Nebraska, and Grace and South Dakota participated in this Cole, a sophomore liberal arts major from year’s festival, the vast majority being the- Scribner, Nebraska, were selected from atre majors at both the undergraduate and hundreds of students to perform in the graduate levels. KCACTF Faculty-Directed Scene ShowThe following is a list of the honors case of Edward Albee plays. earned by the Peru Theatre Company: • Michael Casavant, a senior music major • Spirit Award for outstanding school from Lincoln, Nebraska, was one of five spirit (second consecutive year). students selected for the world premiere • Merit Award for Ensemble Acting, staged reading of The Lord of the Underawarded to the cast of Andromache of world’s Home for Unwed Mothers, writEuripides. ten by Louisa Hill and under the direction of Broadway Director Rob Urbinati. • Merit Award for Achievement in Social Casavant was cast as the reader of stage Issues Theatre, awarded to Peru State directions. Communication Arts Instructor and Young said, “I am extremely proud PTC Theatre Director Joshua Young for of the progress our students have made. the production of EAT (It’s Not About Their diligence, commitment and quality Food). Young was also selected to be one of their work are to be commended.” of the faculty directors for the event. For more information regarding the • Merit Award for Reviving a Dormant Peru Theatre Company, contact Josh Theatre Program at Peru State College, Young at 402-872-2285 or jyoung@peru. awarded to Young and Adjunct Instructor edu. of Speech, English and Theatre Devon Denn-Young.

victims of domestic violence and related walk for the Peru Daycare. The on-campus issues. Project Response currently serves daycare center is a non-profit organization that gives students, staff, faculty and the five counties in Southeast Nebraska. Athletic Director, Steve Schneider community a reliable source of child-care. During many of the campus’s holiday said, “This friendly competition provides a means of not only providing assistance at events donations were also collected for the local level, but does allow the members the Southeast Nebraska Back Pack Proto participate in an event which is nation- gram. This Program provides backpacks ally recognized.” of food to underprivileged children durDuring the month of October, the ing the school year. Campus Activities Board (CAB), sold Other community programs that were breast cancer awareness themed shirts. aided by donations and gifts collected CAB was able to raise $650 for the Ameri- through the Holiday Outreach Program were Southeast Nebraska Community Accan Cancer Society. The holidays gave a variety of op- tion (SENCA) and Adopt a Family. Both portunities for PSC students and staff to programs offer assistance to many area aid organizations around the community. families in need during the Christmas seaStudent Activities Coordinator, Chelsea son. Gifts for the Tree Tag Project and Toys Allgood led the Holiday Outreach Program that collected goods and donations for Tots were both collected through the for several organizations in Peru and the Holiday Outreach Program and offered a surrounding communities through differ- way for students, staff and faculty to help underprivileged children in the surroundent events, collections and fundraisers. The Holiday Outreach Program even ing communities. As part of Project Linus, brought the holiday spirit to Peruvians students made fleece blankets for ill or by organizing a holiday caroling group traumatized children. For more information on the charitaaround campus and the town. As a part of the Holiday Outreach Pro- ble efforts of PSC clubs and organizations, gram, volunteers were asked to make and visit donate cookies for a fundraising cookie


Peru Stater Spring 2013

Peru Stater Spring 2013

2013 Men’s and Women’s

Bobcat Volleyball Boosts Coaching Staff Two former Peru State volleyball players are returning to help Bobcat volleyball head coach Melvin Balogh.  Balogh and Peru State athletic director, Steve Schneider announced that Kelsey Monahan and Katlyn Donovan have been hired as assistant coaches for the 2013 Bobcat volleyball team. Monahan (Atkinson, Nebraska) will work as an assistant coach for the spring and then as a graduate assistant starting in the fall. A December 2011 graduate, Monahan returns to the Bobcat sideline after most recently working as an assistant coach for Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas. Monahan was a three-year member of the Bobcat team prior to her graduation. She earned three letters and was twice named as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.  Monahan served as a team captain her senior year and earned academic conference recognition. While at Peru State, Monahan was a seven-time Dean’s List honoree, a member of Alpha Chi, and was the recipient

of numerous academic scholarships. Monahan will assist in all aspects of the volleyball program. Katlyn Donovan (Greely, Nebraska) will be joining the volleyball staff, working as a strength and conditioning coach for the spring 2013. Donavan was also a three-year member of the Bobcat volleyball team and just completed her eligibility this past fall.  Like Monahan, Donovan was a two-time NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete and will also be a twotime Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Scholar-Athlete.  Donovan is a double major in sport and exercise science and K-12 physical education. Donovan was the past president of the PEAKS – the Physical Education, Activities, and Kinesiology Students of Peru. This past summer Donovan completed the highly competitive and prestigious Great Plains Public Health Training Center Student Summer Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health.

During her fellowship, Donovan assisted rural Nebraska health departments educate citizens about cancer prevention and obesity. She developed and implemented plans and activities to respond to areas of need, prepared written reports for accreditation activities, and participated in outreach and case management services for populations with little access to care. Balogh said, “Kelsey is a welcome addition to the staff and will add some different insights, having played at a competitive level, having coached different age groups, and providing valuable clinic experience. Having had the opportunity to coach Katlyn this past fall, I know of her competitiveness and willingness to work hard, so I am sure she will assist the girls to become better conditioned this spring.” The Bobcat Volleyball team begins their exhibition schedule on April 10, 2013 at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Kelsey Monahan

From Left: Danielle Aldrich, Kesha Beethe, Kristen Penny, Sarah Williams, Danielle Prchal. Front row: former coach Johann Murray.

was selected to the HAAC’s All-Conference First Team. Ward has also received Honorable Mention recognition for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2012-2013 Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams. Ward earned the honor after leading her team to a 14-17 and 9-9 (HAAC) mark. Ward became just the third Bobcat women’s basketball player to earn national recognition. Tate, a junior graphics design major, also played a key role in the women’s bas-

High School and has been a member of the Bobcat basketball team for three years. “Peter and Brett have both been integral parts of the men’s basketball program for the past couple of years,” said Bobcat men’s head coach Troy Katen. Katen added, “Not only have they done well in the classroom and on the court, Peter and Brett have participated in the men’s basketball team’s community service projects and are also involved on campus.” In order to be eligible for the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honor, a student must be nominated by an institution’s head coach and the student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Headlines Around The Campus of A Thousand Oaks: Katlyn Donovan

Cross Country Team Wraps Up Successful Season Welcomes New Coach

Courtney Ward (Bartlesville, Oklahoma) and Jasmine Tate (Fayetteville, North Carolina) have been named as The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Women’s Basketball student-athletes 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. This is Ward’s second time being honored as a Scholar-Athlete. Ward, a senior criminal justice-counseling major, was one of the key leaders on the Bobcat basketball team. In addition to earning two Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Player of the Week honors, Ward

ketball team success this season. Bobcat women’s head coach, Maurtice Ivy stated, “Courtney and Jasmine are our leaders, not only on the floor, but obviously in the classroom. Both women can effectively balance their time in order to achieve this recognition.” Peter Knudsen (Vanloese, Denmark) and Brett Pierce (St. Joseph, Missouri), members of the Peru State men’s basketball team, were named the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball student-athletes 2012-13 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Knudsen is an accounting major who transferred from Broome Community College in New York in the fall of 2011. Pierce, a K-12 physical education and sports management and exercise science major, graduated from Mid-Buchanan


The 2012 Peru State College (PSC) Bobcat women’s cross country season was a successful one, as the team had its best finish in school history. Sarah Willams (Hiawatha, Kansas) ends her career with two national meet appearances and multiple “Runner of the Week” awards from the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC). Seniors Kesha Beethe (Tecumseh, Nebraska), Danielle Prchal (Omaha, Nebraska), and Sarah Williams were the Peru State College Bobcat cross-country team members who were honored with the academic recognition as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. For Beethe and Prchal, this is their second recognition. Student-athletes are nominated by their institution’s head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order qualify for the honor. 2012 Bobcat cross country head coach, Dr. Johann Murray, was excited to have three of his runners recognized. Murray said, “As a student-athlete, you have to be able to balance your academics with

your sport. It is not easy, but I am very proud of what all three have done to earn this honor. Not only are they members of the cross country team, but they are very active in other student organizations on campus as well. They are truly fine young women who are very deserving of any recognition they receive.” In the March 2013 the lady Bobcat cross country team welcomed a new coach, Leah Wehenkel of Auburn, Nebraska. Wehenkel, formerly Leah Petersen, is a 2007 Auburn High School graduate, and a May 2011 honors graduate of Doane College with a bachelor of science in physical education with an emphasis in exercise science.  “I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach the women’s cross country team at Peru State College,” said Wehenkel. “I am looking forward to the season and the chance to further develop a successful and competitive program.”  Wehenkel is replacing Dr. Johann Murray, who will remain at PSC as assistant professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

• Dr. Sara Crook and eight Student members of Phi Alpha Theta were able to witness the Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC in 2013. The tickets to the inauguration were arranged through Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. Senator Mike Johanns arranged for the group to have a tour of the U.S. Capitol. • Kate Trout, a biological science major from Tecumseh, Nebraska, received the Marc H. Dresden Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research at the 44th annual meeting of the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists. Trout’s presentation, Maintaining Gregarine Associations and Inducing Syzygy In Vitro, took nearly two years to complete. • Six Peru State students were recognized as Certified Student Leaders at the National Center for Student Leadership Conference. Only 5,000 student leaders from all over the world have received this certification since 1994. The students are Ryan Bauman (Falls City, Nebraska), Joseph Fauver (Springfield, Nebraska), Ellen Larsen (Lincoln, Nebraska), Jessica Merrill (Falls City, Nebraska), Lexi Neeman (Sioux City, Iowa) Trevin Nelson (Omaha, Nebraska). • Peru State was honored to host country music sensation, Florida Georgia

Line, best known for their chart-topping hit, Cruise. The Campus Activities Board sponsored the event, and tickets for the April 12 concert sold out in 38 hours. • Peru State College hosted the annual Southeast Nebraska Career Fair in the Al Wheeler Activity Center. The Career Fair is designed to give Peru State students and people from across southeast Nebraska an opportunity to meet with representatives from large and mid-sized firms and government agencies to discuss current and anticipated employment openings for full-time, part-time or summer employment, as well as internship positions. • PSC sophomore, Jessica Merrill (Murray, Nebraska) was selected by Governor Heinemann to represent Peru State as the 2013-2014 NSCS Student Trustee. Jessica begins her one year term on May 1st, but attended the March 14-15 Board Meeting held on the Peru State campus to shadow current Student Trustee, Seph Fauver. • More than 1000 children from surrounding communities descended on to PSC’s campus to take part in the annual Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration. The Peru Student Education Association (PSEA) hosted the annual two-day event with performances from several

Left: Jessica Merrill 2013-2014 NSCS Student Trustee Right: Kate Trout The Mark H. Dresden Award winner

Dr. Seuss favorites. • The Nebraska Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NAHPERD) named Katlyn Donovan the Physical Education Major of the Year and PSC’s Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Kyle Ryan as Sport and Exercise Science Professor of the Year for 2012. • Tim Oehring (Lincoln, Nebraska) has been named a Capital One Academic All-America First Team honoree.  Oeh-

ring is a senior defensive lineman and the first PSC athlete to receive this honor in 29 years. • Alexander Wessels (Weeping Water, Nebraska) a sophomore business administration market management major, has been awarded a $2500, 2013 Virgil Eihusen Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Scholarship from the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Peru Stater Spring 2013

Peru Stater Spring 2013

Peru State College Foundation Honor Roll of Donors 2013 1930’s

Tom & Edus Goldenstein (1938) Ernest Horacek (1939) Max Kerns (1936) Charles Kingsolver (1935) Maxine Pankonin (1938) Maxine Remmers (1939) Madeleine Schmucker (1934) Marjorie Speece (1932) Evelyn Tyser (1938) Mildred Vanderford (1933)


Lois Adams (1942) Larrie Bell (1945) Mary Black (1947) Bernard Bliefernich (1949) George Blocher (1948) Delbert & Jean Bowers (1949) Rosa Brooks (1945) Joan Buhrmann (1946) Evelyn Carter (1940) Mary Cashman (1945) Lois Christensen (1943) George Coupe (1947) Beunice Doty (1940) Frances Duckworth (1941) William Edmondson (1948) Densel Fankhauser (1944) Josephine Godown (1941) Virginia Good (1945) Ted & Rita Graves (1942) Vada Hahn (1943) Myrt Hall (1947) Thomas & Dorothy Hallstrom (1949) Margaret Harrold (1947) Ralph Hays (1942) Carolee Heim (1941) Lura Herr (1948) Jean Hill (1944) Sara Hippe (1949) Max & Janice Hosier (1947) Virginia Hunt (1942) Willard Hunzeker (1946) Max & Wilma Jackson (1942) Robert James (1944) Lloyd Johnson (1940) Clay Kennedy (1945) Arthur & Helen Kermoade (1948) Nina Klaudt (1943) Goldene Lahann (1943) Andy Lakey (1945) David Lang (1949) Melvin Larsen (1942) Art Lindsey (1949) Josephine Loennig (1942) Bob Luedke (1946) Harold Macomber (1943) Joan Marfice (1949) Jack Mast (1945) Richard Mastain (1946) Gail Miller (1948) Helen Moody (1942)

Lorene Moritz (1941) Evelyn Neve (1946) Ruth Nixon (1948) Margaret Ottersberg (1945) Dorothy Parks (1946) Nelda Peterson (1942) Vincent Petrucci (1945) Marie Pupkes (1947) Janet Read (1946) Eldon Reutter (1947) John Rhodus (1942) Marjorie Rider (1943) Patricia Russell (1945) Helen Schacht (1940) Verona Scheer (1944) Percy Schmelzer (1948) Wanda Schmidt (1943) Virgie Lee Shaw (1944) Wilson Sigerson (1949) Margaret Skoog (1941) Marian Smith (1946) Loretta Smith (1948) Ruth Steele (1948) Virginia Stuhr (1943) Martin Svoboda (1949) Shirley Wenzel (1945) Beulah Widga (1947) Robert Williams (1942) Evelyn Yanders (1948)


William & Lavonda Abernathy (1951) Bertis & Georgia Adams (1956) Marlene Alberts (1957) William Almond (1957) Fred & Marianne Applegate (1955) Sidney Applegate (1958) Ralph Aranza (1959) Loren Argabright (1954) Phyllis Atchison (1954) Robert Auffert (1958) Clyde & Betty Barrett (1956) Grace Bentzinger (1953) Bob & Mary Bohlken (1959) Patricia Bornemeier (1952) Thomas & Leta Bosworth (1954) Clyde Broadston (1953) Ronald Brock (1958) Evelyn Brown (1951) Leroy Buchholz (1959) Bonnie Carlile (1957) Gerald Carnes (1957) John Christ (1955) Darrell Christensen (1956) Barbara Clayburn (1951) Fred & Marilyn Clements (1956) Charles & Beverly Coatney (1951) Rose Coe (1958) Regina Colbert (1954) Richard Corwine (1958) Richard Cotton (1956) Lavon & Gleora Covault (1953) John & Ramona Crookham (1955)

Alta Dakolios (1952) Nadine Danielson-Cusack (1959) Pat Davis (1952) Bob Davis (1953) Nancy Dickerson (1959) Muriel Docker (1958) Jack Dodge (1959) Jud Douglas (1959) Marlan & Marea Downey (1952) Ben & Carol Duerfeldt (1954) Tom Eastman (1958) Charles Ebel (1955) Arnold & Sharon Ehlers (1959) Robert & Marion Eilers (1951) Ruth Elwell (1950) Gertrude Ettleman (1950) Anna Falsken (1952) Darrell Fischer (1956) Joan Gabrielle (1959) Marvin Gerdes (1953) Wilma Geyer (1951) Donald Gibson (1958) Lois Giles (1958) Orville & Erma Gobber (1950) Ilene Good (1953) Mary Gorden (1955) Georgie Graham (1953) Ray & Gwen Graves (1953) Jack Hallstrom (1950) Ed & Betty Hanna (1950) Carlos Harrison (1951) Rodney Heim (1958) Bob & Carolyn Henry (1959) Kenneth & Mary Hoag (1954) Wendell & Patricia Holmes (1954) Walter & Peggy Huff (1959) Gary Hull (1959) Harvey & Patricia Ideus (1956) Norma Johnson (1954) Keith Johnson (1957) Jo Kaffenberger (1953) Mary Kellogg (1951) Wilma Kelly (1959) Margaret Kilibarda (1959) Elaine Koenig (1956) Shirley Krejci (1956) Richard Kumpf (1958) Merle Lange (1955) Robert Libbey (1958) Curtis & Jean Lindell (1954) Bobby Livingston (1950) David Longfellow (1958) Joanne Majors (1950) Kenneth Majors (1959) Oliver Mayfield (1950) Earl McCain (1958) Edith McCaw (1954) Laura McClain (1955) Cecil McKnight (1952) Lois McMullen (1956) Nancy Mead (1953) Shirley Meinzer (1955)

Dean & Marilynn Meisinger (1955) Virginia Meyerkorth (1959) Janice Moen (1956) Doris Moore (1951) Dale & Ann Moore (1954) Janet Moore (1954) Maurice Moran (1952) Lee Moren (1958) Rosemary Morrill (1952) Jerry Mullins (1958) Marilyn Naggatz (1958) Donna Nenneman (1959) Jean Niedfeldt (1950) Robert Norvell (1958) Sharon Ocker (1953) Harlan Oestmann (1957) Lee Ogle (1957) Nels Overgaard (1956) Duane Overgaard (1956) Jerry Payne (1958) Franklin Pedersen (1959) Sherry Penney (1951) Grace Pfister (1951) Charles & Vickie Pickering (1956) Wayne & Gloria Pressnall (1959) Otto Rath (1951) Barbara Rawson (1952) Harley Rector (1953) Robert Reed (1958) Robert Resz (1950) Elaine Roberts (1950) Shirley Rose (1951) Rachel Ross (1951) Fred Rothert (1957) Annabelle Rumbaugh (1951) Joann Russell (1959) Russell Ruth (1950) Raymond & Rose Ruzicka (1959) Robert Ryan (1952) William & Laverna Sayer (1955) Leroy Scheele (1959) Ronald Schulte (1952) Bill & Janice Schulte (1953) Alan Schuster (1953) Henry & Marcia Schwartz (1955) Marjorie Scribner (1958) Louise Searcey (1958) Curtis & Mary Sederburg (1954) Carolyn Sipes (1951) Bobby & Claudette Slaughter (1956) George Slaughter (1957) Charles Smith (1951) Joyce Taylor (1950) Jean Thayer (1952) Dean & Eilene Thiesfeld (1952) Bill Thurman (1951) Cecil & Colleen Tillman (1951) Michael Treat (1954) Bob Utermohlen (1950) John & Doris Vacek (1950) Dale Vanderford (1950) William Voegtli (1951)

Jeanne Wall (1954) Anita Webster (1955) Lewis Weick (1950) Paul Weinert (1956) Ronald & Beverly Weiss (1956) Donald & Vivian Wendt (1959) Ronald & Mary Wenninghoff (1957) Kathleen Westerfield (1958) Carol Whitcomb (1952) Anna White (1952) Fran Whited (1953) David Williamson (1952) Samantha Williamson (1959) Ron & Fran Witt (1958) Kenneth Wolford (1950) Norma Wood (1951)


Joyce Able (1963) Velma Adam (1967) Garth & Gloria Adams (1967) Jim Agnew (1965) David Albert (1964) Monty & Judy Allgood (1963) Ted Allison (1967) Gary & Marian Anderson (1960) Steven Anderson (1969) Mildred Appleoff (1969) Lee Arellano (1968) Larry Aylor (1969) Marlene Ballance (1960) JoAnn Barry (1965) Linda Bell (1962) Raburn & Dixie Benton (1960) Glen & Patsy Beran (1962) Marvin Bergsten (1960) Diane Berlett (1966) Arlan & Carolyn Biere (1964) Oliver & Janet Bierman (1966) Connie Biggers (1961) George Bleich (1965) Kenneth Boatman (1966) Paul Bodtke (1963) Lonnie Bohling (1967) Marilyn Borgerding (1961) Jack Broady (1962) Lowell Brown (1967) Thomas Buchholz (1964) Buzz Burling (1968) Ray & Connie Cain (1967) Jerry Carlson (1960) Linda Carlson (1966) Samuel Carneal (1966) Ronald Carnes (1962) Ken Carnes (1969) Norman Catlett (1961) Charles & Mary Caverzagie (1964) Carol Chandler (1968) John & Dolores Clark (1967) Eston Clarke (1968) Daniel & Carol Coffey (1965) Galen Conn (1963) Rick Connole (1967) Douglas Cotner (1968) Ron Cotton (1964) Luke Cox (1965)

John Creamer (1969) Richard & Dawn Daly (1968) Jon Davis (1966) Janice Dawson (1964) Janet DeMott (1965) Edna Dennis (1960) Patricia Diskin (1969) Marlene Dodd (1969) Kenneth & Leona Dostal (1963) Robert Eichenberger (1964) Gayle Ellison (1967) Gordon & Pamela Essink (1968) Antoinette Faulkner (1968) Paul & Arlene Fell (1967) Glenda Fish (1967) Richard Flannery (1969) Richard & Beverly Floerchinger (1965) Ronald Foreman (1965) Chuck Francis (1960) Gary Fritch (1966) Louis Fritz (1966) David & Rae Fulton (1960) Doris Galbraith (1963) Roger & Janice Gardner (1963) Lamarr Gibson (1961) Richard & Martha Gibson (1969) David & Linda Gomon (1965) Ilma Gottula (1965) Phyllis Greedy (1967) Alyce Green (1961) Dorothy Grell (1960) Mike Guilliatt (1967) James Hall (1964) Mel Hamel (1963) Nancy Handley (1968) James Hanks (1966) Patsy Harpster (1969) Drexel & Mardell Harvey (1962) Bruce Haughton (1969) Clarence Haws (1969) Keith & Virginia Hawxby (1961) Larry & Marian Henderson (1969) Robert Heng (1961) Carol Henning (1967) Alvin Henrichs (1965) Paul Henrickson (1968) Judy Hetherington (1965) Russell Hicks (1963) Dennis & Linda Hilfiker (1960) Lavelle Hitzemann (1969) Larry & Palma Holding (1968) Lonnie & Nancy Houchin (1966) William Hunsaker (1964) Glenn Irwin (1962) Patricia Isaac (1962) Donald Jackson (1960) Michael & Virginia Janis (1965) Gerald Jeanneret (1961) Judy Jensen (1963) Jerry & Christina Joy (1964) Don & Nancy Kasbohm (1960) Ronald Kelley (1963) Lana Kennedy (1968) William Kerins (1968) Julia Kern (1966)

Delynn Kienker (1960) Milan Kloepfer (1963) Sharylin Knock (1963) Leroy & Linda Koehler (1969) Jere & Jan Krakow (1960) JoAnn Krause (1964) Linda Kreimeyer (1964) Vernon Krenzer (1967) Robert Krofta (1966) Larry Landwehr (1969) Carolyn Law (1960) Robert Leander (1966) Dan Leuenberger (1965) Duane Lewis (1960) Richard Linder (1969) Jerry Littell (1963) Tim & Jean Logsdon (1968) Stanley Longfellow (1961) Roger Lucas (1967) Rosemary Lucky (1960) Jerry & Charlotte Lunsford (1962) Ernie Madison (1960) Michael Malone (1966) Darryl Manring (1960) Harold Marshall (1966) Carol Martin (1968) John & Gail Masonbrink (1962) Sandra Mathews (1961) Boyd Mattox (1965) Bruce & Linda Mau (1965) Darlene McCord (1961) Michael McCormick (1966) Ron & Mary Lu McCoy (1967) Norma McKercher (1965) Leonard McLain (1962) Lorna McMurray (1968) James Meacham (1963) Ray & Myrna Meister (1962) Norma Meyer (1960) Lester Miller (1960) Marion & Barbara Miller (1965) Haney & Karen Milstead (1961) Teresa Minard (1968) James Minor (1964) Chuck & Alice Mizerski (1969) Richard & Ramona Moore (1969) Rev. Moorer Moorer (1961) Linda Moree (1963) Larry Morgan (1961) Larry Morrissey (1965) Nancy Nealon (1967) Gary Neddenriep (1964) Allen Nelson (1962) Gary & Verona Neumann (1967) Anita Norman (1969) Elizabeth O’Connor-Gunn (1969) Gordon Ohnoutka (1962) Paul Oliphant (1966) Lynn & Pauline Osterholm (1961) Mariedith Pagel (1965) Rose Parli (1961) John Patterson (1967) Loren Penkava (1966) Joseph & Susan Perina (1964) Dennis Peterson (1963)

Terry Petsche (1968) Lois Pietzyk (1969) Darrell Plumb (1967) Jody Pohlman (1968) Mary Ann Privatt (1963) Lorene Pruitt (1965) Michael & Sandy Ramirez (1964) Samuel Rankin (1964) Robert Raper (1961) Larry Rathe (1963) Keith & Lucille Rawson (1965) Fred & Linda Regnier (1960) Robert Reimers (1963) Robert Reitz (1963) Kenneth & Jane Rhodus (1962) Alan & Martha Richard (1964) Gary Richey (1964) Bonnie Robbins (1963) Michael Roddy (1961) James Rowe (1969) Frank Ruecker (1967) Lloyd & Betty Russo (1964) Donald & Ardith Rut (1964) Linda Ruyle (1964) Mary Ruzicka (1964) Marilyn Ryan (1966) Ralph Schawang (1968) Marilyn Scheinost (1969) Elaine Schlange (1963) Gary & Mary Schlange (1963) Gary Schmucker (1965) Carol Schmucker (1967) Leland Schneider (1967) Mary Lou Schriner (1968) Donna Schwertley (1961) Donald & Glenna Scoby (1960) Enoch Shepherd (1963) Chuck Shores (1968) Margaret Slayter (1966) Walter Slick (1969) Samuel Smith (1966) Albert & Louise Smith (1969) Richard & Margaret Smith (1969) James Sprague (1966) James Stanosheck (1967) Dean Stapleton (1963) Bonita Steinback (1964) Frances Steinbrook (1964) Paul & Mary Stevenson (1966) Sylvia Stokes (1968) Ronald Stoltenberg (1960) Donald & Donita Stuart (1967) Gaylin & Carol Sudik (1962) Larry & Ramona Swett (1963) Brenda Teleen (1966) John & Marsha Vanderford (1969) Barbara Vaughn (1967) Bruce Vickrey (1968) Shirley Wach (1966) Joe & Kathleen Ward (1965) Gerhardt Wehrbein (1969) Kent & Connie Wichman (1961) Ralph Wiles (1968) Dorothy Willis (1966) John Witler (1967)



Peru Stater Spring 2013

2013 Donor List Cont. William Witty (1966) Darrel Wolcott (1961) Shari Wolken (1969) Donald Wright (1965) James Yelnek (1961)


Van Allen (1970) Deborah Anderson (1975) James Bailey (1972) Janet Barlow (1977) Russell & Julie Barnes (1975) Randy Baucke (1972) Bob Beaver (1973) Carolyn Bednar (1978) Roger & Linda Behrns (1972) Vicki Beilke (1972) David Bierbaum (1971) Lora Black (1977) Leon & Renee Bose (1971) Joyce Boslau (1979) Richard Bourne (1971) Jody Bukacek (1971) Rhonda Burbach (1977) Beth Butts (1974) Maureen Carpenter (1972) Robert Carter (1977) Stephen Chatelain (1978) Rhonda Chomos (1978) Joseph Cluley (1977) Anne Collingwood (1976) Mary Conradt (1973) Larry Cotton (1970) Dan & Cheryl Cotton (1976) Roxann Coudeyras (1978) Robert Craig (1975) Dennis Curtis (1970) Stephen Dalton (1970) Rev. Davis Davis (1976) Samuel Deaver (1972) James Desbien (1973) Linda Dickeson (1976) James & Dianne Dickson (1972) John & Phyllis Dierking (1977) Don & Claudia Dougherty (1970) Ruth Doxon (1976) Rose Duncan (1971) Barbara Easley (1970) Elizabeth Ebeler (1970) Jeanne Eitzmann (1978) Bob Engles (1973) Berton Faulkner (1970) Kenneth Fike (1977) Eldonna Forrest (1971) Thomas Froehlich (1974) John Furlong (1972) Janice Gerdes (1973) Mary Givehand (1973) Rebecca Graham (1979) Larry & Sue Green (1971) Mary Green (1974) Kim Hahn (1974) William Hallock (1975)

Susan Hanley (1972) George Hanssen (1971) Gail Harmon (1976) Ted Harshbarger (1977) James Head (1970) Jayne Hlavac (1971) Carolyn Hopp (1972) William Hosack (1975) William Iliff (1972) Danny Jeanneret (1973) Anna Jeffrey (1973) Michael Johnson (1971) Ronald Jones (1970) Pamela Jones (1971) Joyce Jones (1977) Annie Jones-Rucker (1976) Ray Kappel (1977) Sherri Kashishian-Apilado (1978) Kathy Kelly (1975) William Kennedy (1972) Richard & Penny Kimball (1978) Doug Kingery (1975) Janet Kirkendall (1974) Robert Kiser (1971) Charles Klingler (1972) Mary Kloepping (1970) Ronald Koester (1972) David Koll (1973) Joseph Kotnik (1977) Douglas Kottich (1972) Colleen Kreifels (1977) Phyllis Kreutzer (1979) Tom & Nancy Kunkel (1971) Calvin Kunze (1979) Mary Lade (1972) Fred & Trudy Lainson (1973) James Landwehr (1974) Deborah Larson (1975) Steve & Shirley Lewis (1979) Robert Lisec (1971) Robert Little (1978) Maureen Losee (1977) Robert Lowery (1976) Randy Luther (1973) Maynard & Dianne Martin (1971) Ann Martinez (1976) Gail Mausbach (1971) Sharon Maynard (1972) Darwin McHugh (1971) Ronald & Susan Meyer (1971) Roger Michaelis (1973) Sandy Miles (1972) Stephen & Elizabeth Miller (1973) Rodney & Janie Montang (1971) Joann Moore (1976) Linda Morris (1970) Terry & Marlene Neddenriep (1974) Gerald & Ruth Neeman (1973) Gary & Glenda Nelson (1971) Darnice Nyce (1973) Dennis & Carole Obermeyer (1970) Stanley Ohnmacht (1973)

Peru Stater Spring 2013 Sandra Papineau (1973) Robert & Judy Peterson (1972) William Peterson (1972) Carleen Plog (1972) Kenneth Pokorski (1972) Duane & Eileen Rathe (1974) Terry Ratliff (1972) Kathleen Rattell (1972) Carl Richards (1971) Mildred Rieschick (1971) Dennis Robertson (1973) Margaret Roddy (1973) Gary Rosso (1970) Sharon Russell (1979) David Sackles (1970) Jeffrey Scanlan (1978) Dale & Maxine Schatz (1975) Kenneth Schlange (1972) Vernyce Schmidt (1970) Larry Schwan (1970) Mary Scott (1978) John Seeba (1970) Alan Seybert (1976) Patricia Sheehan (1973) Joan Shurtliff (1972) Jodi Siegner (1974) Janice Smith (1974) Susan Snodgrass (1975) Tommie Solie (1974) Judy Souder (1974) Dianne Springer (1972) Jack Stanley (1974) Holly Steffens (1979) Steven Stemper (1972) Dave Stemper (1977) Debra Stinn (1975) Alice Stoltenberg (1976) Anne Stribling (1978) Elaine Stuck (1970) Gerald Stukenholtz (1972) Willa Stutheit (1971) Vincent Sunderman (1975) Gayle Swisegood (1974) Theresa Symancyk (1975) Joseph & Joyce Tackett (1971) Sherry Taylor (1978) Esther Tegtmeier (1972) Dean Teten (1972) Douglas & Diana Thomas (1978) Robert Tipton (1972) John Trayer (1975) Jon Tritsch (1972) Brian & Patricia Trottier (1971) Jerold & Ramona Tuxhorn (1972) Mike & Kathy Tynon (1970) Ricki Valentino (1972) Julie Vasey (1977) Sara Veigel (1971) Terrence Volker (1973) Raymond Waters (1972) Dennis & Janet Watts (1970) Mark & Kathleen Weiler (1971) Rod White (1978) Donald Wiechec (1970) Lanny & Mary Williams (1971)

James Wilson (1972) Kent & Nancy Wilson (1972) Lance Wilson (1978) Bob & Lucy Winter (1974) Raymond & Carol Woerlen (1976) Fayrene Woods (1979) Wayne & Dee Young (1979)


Todd & Brenda Anderson (1986) Donny Anderson (1986) Stacy Applegate (1980) Alan Baldwin (1988) Lonnie Bane (1980) Ruth Beethe (1989) Leroy & Diana Behrends (1985) Colleen Belitz (1989) Gary & Kim Bender (1985) Judith Bennett (1988) Paul Bennett (1989) Joni Berg (1987) Timothy Boerner (1983) Ron Brockhaus (1988) Christopher Cerveny (1985) Carol Chappell (1986) Carolyn Christen (1984) Polly Clark (1983) Amy Clark (1987) Sharon Clelland (1984) Janelle Comer (1989) Mary Comstock (1987) Lori Cook (1986) Debra Craig (1980) Donald & Sharon Crunk (1981) Shelley Cygan (1981) Joni Davis (1980) Joe Davis (1989) Diane Denniston (1989) Christine Dietz (1983) Ronda Diggs (1981) Janet Dingman (1982) SaraBeth Donovan (1985) Barbara DuBois (1983) Douglas Duis (1989) Teresa Falk (1988) Mary Findeis (1980) Michael Ford (1988) Jack & Mary Frary (1987) Russ Freitag (1983) Naomi Furnas (1985) Michael Gerdes (1988) Nancy Glasgow (1987) Janice Godinez (1989) Mary Grimes (1989) Darwin & Tricia Gushard (1988) Phillip & Kathleen Hall (1985) Mick & Katherine Haney (1982) Don Hardekopf (1980) Rev. Harrison Harrison (1984) Vince & Bonnie Henzel (1986) Tim & Cindy Hoffman (1984) Anita Hueftle (1988) Sharon Hurley (1989) John Hurst (1987) Kristine Jenkins (1989) Paulette Joy (1981)

Deeann Ketter (1986) Deb Kinney (1981) Ruth Kirchhevel (1989) Janyce Kirkendall (1989) Jan Knobel (1988) Karen Koehler (1982) Lee & Rebecca Kohrs (1982) Lucinda Kopf (1980) Jim & Theresa Krajicek (1986) Rene Kruse (1983) Rodney Lahodny (1985) Steve LaHood (1986) James & Anne Larsen (1988) Michael & Cynthia Liewer (1981) Dennis Marshall (1980) Julia Martinosky (1984) Joann McRell (1989) Kathi Mercure (1987) Patrick Mertens (1986) Barbara Miller (1988) Pamela Mitchell (1984) Jack Moles (1980) Patricia Moon (1988) Keith Mullins (1981) Ritchie Nelson (1986) David & Elizabeth Norris (1987) Michael Northrup (1984) Mark Paneitz (1987) Bob Parsley (1980) Susan Pease (1989) Georjean Perez (1985) Mari-Ann Pesek (1987) Elizabeth Pieters (1989) Joseph Primm (1980) Kent & Becki Propst (1981) Kevin Rahner (1987) Betsy Reed (1980) Randy Reeves (1987) Susan Rice (1987) James Robb (1982) Matthew Roberts (1987) Jodi Robinson (1989) Pamela Rohrs (1982) Renee Rowell (1984) Ward & Melissa Ruge (1986) Rick Rummel (1983) Steven & Wendy Saathoff (1982) Kevin Schlange (1985) Beverly Schwab (1988) Ann Severin (1986) Roselyn Shaffer (1984) Stephanie Shrader (1984) Jeffrey Slagle (1986) Brad Smith (1989) Jacqueline Sparks (1984) Jack Spencer (1989) Kevin & Carmen Sterner (1980) Carol Stukenholtz (1988) Linda Thomas (1983) Julie Tubbesing (1989) Al Urwin (1982) Scott VanderVeen (1988) Mark & Diana Watton (1982) Jay Wiechmann (1989) Jeff Wignall (1983)

Valorie Zentner (1986)


Susan Abrahams (1995) Brenda Adkins (1995) Steven Andersen (1992) Ed Ankrom (1991) Ellen Arthur (1990) Matt Asher (1999) Julie Bauman (1995) Theresa Baumgartner (1992) Susan Baylor (1990) Barbara Beatty (1996) Lori Bellar (1990) Rebecca Blakley (1994) Tim Bowen (1993) Daniel Bowmaster (1993) Brian Boyce (1991) Deborah Breuer (1999) Gregory & Penny Brewer (1999) Lori Broady (1990) Susan Cade (1992) Kevin Caverzagie (1990) Wei Chong (1992) Joan Christen (1996) Terry & Anita Clark (1992) Sharilyn Cole (1990) Diana Conradt-Mullen (1993) Kendra Craven (1999) Lillian Cromer (1999) Robert Curry (1999) Paul Czapla (1995) Denise Daake (1992) Melissa Decker (1992) Peter Dennis (1994) Douglas Dockweiler (1993) Tracy Donner (1996) Teri Dorn (1999) Scott & Amy Douglas (1999) Catherine English (1991) Michael Ervin (1994) Jason & Kimberly Esser (1995) Jean Everhart (1992) Trudy Fankhauser (1993) Dewey Fingar (1995) James Florence (1992) Lonnie Fuerniss (1990) Cathy Fugleberg (1999) Jodene Glaesemann (1991) Craig Hall (1995) Jeffrey Hammer (1997) Shannon Hansen (1991) Shirley Hasche (1996) Sandra Hilding (1991) Scott & Erin Hochstein (1999) Pamela Holcomb (1995) Terry Hotze (1992) Michael Hubert (1994) Sally Hutt (1992) Merri Johnson (1992) Tina Johnson (1995) Margo LaBrie (1992) Brett & Toni Landenberger (1994) Julia Lenners (1993) Carrie Leong (1999) Kory Lind (1990)

Michelle Manes (1993) Harat Manges (1999) Garrett & Linda Mann (1992) Lucious McGhee (1999) Sheri Menold (1990) Holly Meyer (1990) Michael Milburn (1996) Debra Neely (1993) Joseph Neesen (1990) Susan Nielsen (1993) Marlene Oaks (1996) Julie Parde (1994) Roxann Penfield (1994) Thomas Proudfit (1996) Korey Reiman (1995) Mary Richardson (1996) Tony Rieschick (1994) John Roddy (1996) Susan Rokey (1992) Benjamin & Jamie Royal (1995) Steven & Erin Sayer (1990) John Sayer (1992) Audra Schawang (1995) Brenda Schwartz (1993) Christopher Segrell (1999) Cynthia Sellers (1991) Lisa Siegel (1999) Christopher Stangl (1994) Kevin Stanley (1997) Jason & Ronda Stinson (1998) Stacy Taylor (1994) Vernon Thacker (1994) Lori Tibbs (1993) Eugene Tietz (1991) Ross & Kelli Tomjack (1997) Tony & Mary Uhlir (1993) Susan Unruh (1994) Alan Vervaecke (1990) Nancy Vogt (1994) Stephanie Ware (1996) Craig Webster (1991) Miriam Werner (1992) Tressa Whittington (1997) Ivan Wineglass (1994) Marcia Winingham (1998) Monica Yankus (1997) Alexander Zambrano (1994)


Cindy Albrecht (2005) Jessica Allington (2006) Barbara Anderson (2003) Regan Anson (2010) Dennie & Kristi Baker (2000) Nathan Bartels (2007) Rita Becker (2002) Charles Benson (2005) Wende Bergmeier (2007) Todd Bonnes (2010) Kristen Boos (2007) David Bremer (2005) Wendy Brennan (2006) Kathleen Brown (2007) Cynthia Burki (2004) Jenifer Busing (2001) Joanna Cielocha (2006)


Freddie Clopton (2006) Jowan Collins-Remmenga (2006) Kellen Conroy (2008) Kent & Tanya Crotty (2006) Michael Curry (2008) James Daberkow (2007) Jill Davis (2008) Stephanie Dearmont (2008) Julie Diaz (2009) Bryan Doke (2004) VelRita Drake (2001) Laura Drake (2011) Thomas Dunekacke (2006) Jeffrey Ely (2003) Jodi Evans (2010) Michael Flurry (2006) Clarence Forsgren (2000) Carly Franson (2007) Kent Freiburghouse (2011) Alan Gager (2003) Charles Genuchi (2002) Mark Gilleland (2004) Linda Green (2009) Timothy Hahn (2006) Guy Hale (2008) Colton Harris (2011) Marshal Hays (2003) Amanda Hegge (2007) Steven Heine (2000) Erik Hertzel (2001) Matt Hill (2006) Theresa Hoag (2008) Robert Hollandsworth (2008) Robert & Wendy Hollis (2000) Andrew & Michelina Hollister (2008) Karen Horky (2001) Jeff Jedlicka (2008) Martha Jessurun (2000) Bryan Kinder (2004) Amanda Knickman (2009) Sara Kopf (2003) Frank Kostal (2001) David & Peggy Kuser (2001) Nicole Larsen (2012) Chris & Lindsey Lindner (2005) Brenda Lutz (2008) Gerhardt Lux (2009) Nathanial Lygrisse (2007) Paul Lytle (2011) Scott Mazur (2007) Gary & Stephanie Mercer (2005) Leslie Michaelson (2007) Leighton Michaelson (2009) Adam & Denise Miller (2000) Frankie Mossa (2011) Antoinette Mulondo (2007) Christine Nyffeler (2008) Robert Olson (2008) Lisa Parriott (2010) Clinton Pebley (2004) Sara Pithan (2004) Sagrario Rangel (2004) Gary Richters (2001) Christy Riggins (2010) Darlon Rohlff (2002)


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2013 Donor List Cont. Aaron Schneider (2000) Carol Schulte (2009) Thad Sears (2007) Phillip Sheek (2001) Whitney Sisco (2011) Lucian Smith (2004) Danni Stoddard (2009) Eric Uher (2012) Roger Virost (2004) Tonya Volk (2002) Jamie Vonderschmidt (2000) Phillip Warrick (2000) Kari Westmeyer (2002) Connie Wildermuth (2010)


Raymonn & Tiffany Adams Aegon Transamerica Foundation AFP Nebraska Chapter Wayne & Joan Albury Charles Andresen-Reed Bill & Debbie Anstine Juan & Isabel Arche Virginia Argabright Kelly Asmussen Auburn State Bank John & Danette Babic Ball Corporation Richard & Dena Bartlett Bruce Batterson Larry & Kathy Beaty Mark Beischel Friedmar Bendrat Christy Berglund Susan Berndt Michael Beveridge Diane Bias Kenneth Bias BKD Black Hills Energy Paul & Lynn Bloomquist Martha Bolyan Barbara Borst Solon & Sharon Boynton Hilary Bradford Gerry Brady Keith Bramhall Marla Bramhall Kerry and Kimberly Bramhall Carolyn Bredemeier Martha Brestel Lloyd Brethouwer James Brockhaus Nancy Brown Paul Brown Bill & Barbara Bucher Michele Buckingham Chris Buethe Donna Campbell Oscar Canas Amy Cannella Hugh Carman Stan Carpenter

Peter and Stephanie Carpino Catalyst Travel Inc. Harvey & Maxine Cavinder CDM Appraisals Jane Cheek Eugene Cherin William Cita Thomas & Frances Clark Donald Clark Bill Clemente Cole and Associates ConAgra Foods Foundation Burl Crawford Sara Crook John Crotty Beverly Croushorn Lisa Croushorn Lawrence and Judith Curry Bradley & Sophia Custer James & Lynnette Davis Whelma Davis Bob & Kathy Dawson Lou Dezarn David & Michele Diehl Dan and Charlene Disney Helen Dixon Uhl & Nancy Donovan Todd Drew Lonny & Wanda Duennerman Diana Duncan Seth Dunn Walter & Margaret Dunse Rick and Josephine Duree Thomas Ediger Beverly Elliott Deborah Embury Kathy Ensz Jared Esquivel Jeff Eubank Clayton Evans FBL Financial Group Inc Leon Ferrari John Fettig First National Bank of Johnson Tammy Free Dennis Freeland William & Susan Fry Shaon & Shannon Fry Patricia Fuhrmann Marty & Pamela Fye Jerry Gallentine Gass Haney Funeral Home General Electric Foundation James and Deanne Gerking Alfred Gigstad Paul Gilbert Norma Gilmore Joyce Gleason Glade Goings Juanita Goings Kenneth Good Michael and Janelle Grabowski

Peru Stater Spring 2013 James Grant Bill Graves Ted & Rita Griess John Hahn Colene Hance De Ann Hanson Dan and Elaine Hanson Alton & Ann Harbin William Harrahill Harris Foundation Janet Hawley Marty & Andrea Hayes Bob & Carol Hemmingsen Joyce Hietbrink Paul Hinrichs Rodney & Sharon Hofer Donald and Margaret Hoffmeyer Dan & Alice Holtz Warren Howell Jack & Lynelle Huck C. Jacobs John Jacobsen Kathy Jacobson Todd Jensen Derby Johnson Jo Dee Johnson-Cate Nancy Jorgensen Cassandra Kanter Brian Keating Elizabeth Kernes Krause Janet Kinder Mike Koslosky Paul & Loretta Kruse Scott & Kris Kudrna De Von Kuether Thomas and Betty Lanpher Jana Latham Craig Latscha Robert & Kimberly Lee George Leto Matilda Leto Lynn Lial Liberty Property Management Company Michael & Vicki Long Daryl Long Patricia Longley Raymond Lorenzo Christopher Love Lukert Chiropractic and Wellness Kenneth & Deanna Lytle James & Virginia Madsen Shirley Majors Patrick & Evelyn Martin Tammy Massengale Joy Matejka Maurice and Maedean Mathews Paul & Rande McCreight McHenry, Haszard, Roth & Hupp, PC Ruth McMaster Maxine Mehus Marie Meland Merck Partnership for Giving Bradley & Rebecca Metz Roger & Vickie Meyer William Mieir

Paul Miller Robert Moore Neil & Carol Nannen Nebraska Community Foundation Rhonda Neely Kristi Nies Northwestern Mutual Foundation Nutritional Advances Jacqueline Obermeyer Tom & Sylvia Olson Larry & Garrie Oppitz William Osborn Elisa D Palko Randal & Pamela Palmer Tammy Parker Darrell Parks Deborah Parmer Morden Patterson James & Nancy Perry Kristin Petersen David & Virginia Pippert Robert Polen Michael Potter Juliann Ramel Bill and Betty Ratliff Fred Raybourn R Kent & Kristine Reckewey Mary Redelfs Don & Linda Reiman Ralph and Wilma Jean Rennison Wayne & Kathy Richter Verlen & Becky Ritterbush Ken Rittgarn Rixstine Trophy Randy Roberts Laura Roberts William & Debra Rogers Guy Rosenberg Dick & Jean Rottman Howard & Mary Rush Tony Saladino Bill Sapp Lee Sapp Paul & Donna Schmidt Steve Schneider William Schuller David & Catherine Sellmyer Mark Sewald Craig & Cynthia Shaw Robert Shively Clifford & Barbara Sibley Jacqueline Simpkins Jim & Marti Simpson Todd Simpson Leonard Skov Randel & Jane Smith Kim Smith Bill & Shirley Snyder Bret Spielman Sprint Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation Louis Steck Joe Stehlik John Sullivan William Swenson

Walter & Connie Teten The Jackson Howard Foundation Marilice Tombo Steven Tonkin Gordon & Lizzie Tower Natalie Travis Kathy Tynon Union Bank & Trust Karel Vance Rod Vandeberg Michael Veak Floyd Vrtiska James Vukonich Mary Walker Wanklyn Oil Company

Waters & Wood, Inc. Roxanna Watson Dean Way John Wear Al Wheeler Rick Whitaker Mikki Willis Doc Wininger Jan Wright Aaron & Marlo Yakel Benjamin and Lanette Young Milton Ziegler Helen Zimola


1990s Susan (Slama, ‘99) Johnson and Gregg Johnson of Omaha gave birth to their second daughter, Graycee Marie Johnson, on February 17, 2012.

2000s Doug and Jessica (Joe, ’03) Effle of Lincoln welcomed a baby boy, Kyson Dylan Effle, on December 7, 2011. Nick and Kelly (Scheel, ’01) Price of Clive, Iowa announce the birth of their son James David born January 9, 2012. He was welcomed home by big brother Burke. Rita (Martin, ’02) Becker and Ty Becker of Hanover, Kansas would like to announce the birth of their son, Davis Tyron Becker born December 26, 2011 at 4:02 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long.

1980s Sandy Milius (’89) and Mike Kinney married on August 25, 2012. Sandy is currently employed at the NRCS office in Lincoln as a Civil Engineering Technician. Mike is currently employed at HVAC Construction in Lincoln as a supervisor.


Elpidio (’03) and Monica (Marx, ’05) Buhian of Richfield Minnesota are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Mira Retha Buhian born on February 15, 2012. She was welcomed home by big brother Noah. Heath (’06) and Cori (Harmon, ’08) Christiansen of Auburn welcomed baby girl, Olive Elizabeth, on September 7, 2012. Olive was welcomed home by her sister, Lucy. Heath and Cori work at Peru State College; Heath is the Website Administrator, Cori is a Distance Education Coordinator.

Katrina Daniels (’02) is to be married to Rod Moore June 2013 in Gretna. Andrea Schank (’03) and Austin Jones will be married on May 25, 2013. Andrea is currently employed at Alegent Creighton Lakeside Hospital Laboratory in Omaha while her fiancé is employed with KLK Construction of Pella, Iowa. Ashley Cleveland (’06) and Andy Klawitter Norfolk, were married on April 20, 2013. The groom is employed by Johnson Plumbing and Heating in Norfolk as an apprentice plumber and the bride is employed by Daycos in Norfolk as an NTS specialist. Stephanie Iske and Justine Seger (’08) of Beatrice were married on June 20, 2012. Stephanie is employed as a cashier at Casey’s General Stores. Justin is employed as a farmer with Jurgens Brothers Farm in Odell. Angie Mousel (’10) and Sean Wemhoff were married on August 4, 2012. Angie is a seventh and eighth grade English teacher with the Ogallala Public Schools. Wemhoff is a project engineer with Becton Dickinson. Kayla Johnson (’12) and Greggory Wiebusch (’10) were married on April 14, 2012. Kayla is a head teacher at Little Kingdom in Lincoln. The groom is a physical education teacher at Syracuse schools. Kalea Molloy and Jonathan Neeman (’11) were married on April 14, 2012. Kalea is currently a hair stylist at Shear Magic Salon in Nebraska City. Jon is a police officer with the City of Auburn Police Department. Rebecca Colling (’12) and Jacob Reher were married on June 8, 2012. Rebecca Boshart and Madison Farris (’12) will be married on June 26, 2013. Rebecca plans to graduate from Peru State College in December of this year with majors in Elementary Education and Special Education.

1950’s Ed Hanna (’50) of Oakland was inducted into the Sokol Omaha Hall of Fame.

1960’s Margaret (Beard, ’63) Hormel of Lubbock Texas retired in 2010 after 42 years of teaching kindergarten and first grades. She spent 17 years in Fremont and 25 years in Texas.

1970’s Kyra (Rengstorf, ’71) Mills of Rock Port, Missouri retired from her position of director of networks and data centers at Northwest Missouri State University. Janice (Henning, ’74 & ‘90) Henrichs-Smith has retired from teaching. She began her career at Nemaha Valley Schools at Talmage where she taught for 15 years. She then taught for 20 years at Nebraska City Public Schools. Every child taught has a special place in her heart! “Thanks for the memories!” Karen (Dierking, ‘78) Johns of Tecumseh retired after 35 years of teaching. She spent her last 25 years of teaching at Johnson-Brock. Bill Fitzgerald (‘78) was recently selected as the District II Athletic Director of the Year by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NSIAAA) This recognition was presented at the NSIAAA Spring Awards Banquet held at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln on March 6, Continued on page 19


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Remembering Oliver “Ollie” Mayfield

Known as one of the greatest high Colorado. school football coaches in Arizona histoOllie worked part-time as a forest rangry, Ollie Mayfield claimed two state titles, er in Rocky Mountain National Park, but it winning Arizona Coach of the Year in didn’t take long for word to get out about 1970 and ’71 and was chosen as Arizona Mayfield’s history as a winning coach, and Coach of the Decade for the 1970s. In soon he agreed to help a local school reha1984 Mayfield was inducted in to the Ari- bilitate their football program. Ollie taught zona Coaches Hall of Fame. Before Ollie math in the high school and coached the Mayfield was a legendary Arizona Coach, Middle Park Panthers of Granby, Colorahe was a Peru State Bobcat. do, for about three years before he eventuThe youngest of five children, May- ally retired at the age of 65. field grew up near Louisville, Nebraska. Ollie was a natural leader and he was An active participant in church activities, not on the field winning football games, he Ollie met his future wife Opal Reehle at a was in the class room inspiring, supportchurch in Weeping Water, Nebraska. After ing and educating generations of students high school, Ollie and Opal both chose to as a well-respected math teacher. Through attend Peru State Teacher’s College. Ollie the years, many of Mayfield’s former stumajored in physical education while Opal dents kept in touch with him, and some chose a major in elementary education. would seek him out just to tell him what a Ollie and Opal were active members of difference he had made in their lives. the campus community. Ollie was a memOliver Mayfield is a shining example of ber of the Blue Devils, a PSC men’s spirit a true, blue Bobcat, by taking the knowlclub, and he served as the assistant foot- edge and skills that that he developed at ball manager. His interest did not stop Peru State out in to the world to enhanced with sports; Ollie also joined educational the lives of his students and players clubs such as Alpha Mu Omega, a national throughout his career. math fraternity, and Sigma Tau Delta, an Mayfield passed away in Tucson, two English fraternity. Ollie served as vice years after losing his beloved wife Opal. president of his senior class and was May Ollie leaves behind a great legacy as a Fete Senior Attendant in 1950. teacher, coach, father and grandfather, Opal was voted Homecoming Queen brother, friend and Bobcat. in 1950 and was a member of the women’s spirit club, the White Angels. Opal was also an active member of the Young Women’s Christian Association. Soon after graduating from PSC, Ollie and Opal were married and Ollie began his career as a math teacher and coach in Ralston Nebraska. In 1956 Ollie took a job in Arizona and moved his growing family across the country. During the 1970’s Mayfield coached track and football at Tucson High School and built, what some called, the most powerful football team in Arizona history. In 1980, when Mayfield walked off the field from his last game as the coach at Sabino High School in Tucson, he held the records for most wins in the school’s history with 103. Ollie and Opal enjoyed spending their summers off in the mountains of Colorado, so when they reached retirement, (1950) Senior May Fete attendants, the couple moved to a cabin overlooking Oliver Mayfield and Trudy Jogweiller Shadow Mountain Lake in Grand Lake,

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Remembering Peru State 2013. Bill will complete his 35th year in education this spring, serving the past eight years as Assistant Principal / Activities Director at Fremont High SchootPrior to that time he was an instructor, coach, and Activities Director at Louisville Public Schools for 24 years, and he and his wife Anne (‘78) taught three years at Central Heights USD in Richmond, KS after graduation from PSC. Mark Shively (’79) retired from Omaha Public Schools after 33 years of teaching Special Education.

1980’s Keith Mullins (‘81) of South Duxbury, Vermont received a Master’s of Education in School Leadership on May 14, 2012 from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.

1990’s Tim Bohling (’90) of Omaha was named the new Director of Internal Audit for the Omaha World Herald. Angie Antholz (’92) of Humboldt was promoted to Southeast Nebraska Community Action (SENCA) Deputy Director in January. She has been employed with SENCA since 1995. Tess (Gruber, ‘97) Nelson of Shenandoah, Iowa is the managing editor at The Valley News in Shenandoah, Iowa. The Valley News is part of Midlands Newspapers, Inc., which publishes daily and weekly newspapers. Based in Papillion, Nebraska, Midlands Newspapers operates as a subsidiary of the Omaha World Herald Co. Lance Cohn (’98) of Grand Island has been promoted to executive vice president of operations for the YMCA of Greater Omaha. Sean McLaughlin (’98) of Albuquerque, New Mexico has been hired as the District Executive of Sandia District by the Great Southwest Council of Boy Scouts. Sean earned his Eagle Scout in 1992.

What kinds of people include Peru eral of the United States. Agnes was close State in their estate plans…former stu- with all of the Brownell family and would dents, faculty and staff, former commu- often babysit for them. Agnes viewed the nity members? This is not always the case. Brownells as a religious and proper family There are many people, with an affinity for and was shocked when Herbert chose a caPSC, simply because someone that they reer in to politics, working as the Attorney know or love has shown tremendous re- General for President Eisenhower. In 1909 Agnes received her degree spect and admiration for the college. That was exactly the case with Donald and lifelong teaching credentials from the Page. Growing up on a ranch in Flagler, Peru Normal School. She and Fred were Colorado, Mr. Page never had much first- married and she began her lifelong career hand experience with Peru State, but since as a teacher. The Pages bought a cattle ranch in Flaboth of his parents attended the small teacher’s college in Nebraska, he grew up gler, Colorado where Agnes was a teacher with an appreciation for Peru State and for many years. Donald Page was born in the college’s mission to educate America’s 1924 when Agnes was 40 years old. Donald was the youngest of five and the only teachers. While students at the Peru Normal male child for the Pages. As a newborn, School in the early 1900s, Agnes Blank of Donald developed Rheumatic Fever, and Creighton, Nebraska, met Fred Page, a na- his parents were told that he would not tive Peruvian and soon after, they began survive past the age of three. Though courting. Fred was an orphan and was un- Donald suffered from permanent heart able to finish his schooling because of lack damage, he surpassed the doctor’s expecof funds available to him, so he dropped tations and survived. Overcoming his health problems may out of college while Agnes completed her have been what led Donald to grow up education. Agnes didn’t have a place to live in to be a very strong and determined indiPeru while she attended college, and be- vidual. Donald despised the lonely life on ing from a very affluent, Victorian family, the cattle ranch, so he moved to Denver, arrangements were made for her to live where he finished high school in 1942. While most young men were going off with relatives of Herbert Brownell, who would later become an affluent professor to fight in WWII, Donald could not join at PSC and eventually the Attorney Gen- the armed forces due to his heart condition, so he started his career in personnel

and human resources in Washington D.C., nancial support. working for the United States government. When Donald began making the arSoon the Eastern climate caused problems rangements for his estate, he knew that with his health and Donald moved to the Peru State would be included in his final other side of the country, taking a job with wishes. Donald was a generous individthe state of California. ual and wanted to give funds to several Donald successfully worked for the charitable organizations, such as funding state of California for 30 years, eventually research for curing childhood diseases becoming the Head of the Human Re- as well as organizations that provide aid sources Department, and when he retired to families in need. Most of all, Donald there were close to 1,000 people work- wanted to give the gift of education to the ing directly under him. Donald used any future teachers at Peru State. Donald knew time that he wasn’t at work, to expand his the importance of education and because vast array of interest and talents. Mr. Page of his parents; he knew what a valuable inserved on the El Dorado County Grand stitution lay hidden in the small town of Jury for two years and worked as a consul- Peru, Nebraska. tant for the California Hospital AssociaOn February 26, 2013, Donald Page tion for 12 years. passed away at his home in Placerville, Retirement allowed Mr. Page to spend California at the age of 88. Donald’s estate more time dedicated to his passions such plans included a gift of $275,000 to the as news, politics, stocks and fine dining. Peru State College Foundation in honor of Donald was also quite a history buff, serv- his mother, Agnes Margaret Blank Page. It ing as a two term president on his county’s was a true miracle that Donald Page was historical society. Donald’s biggest plea- able to live such a full and long life, consure was books. Throughout his life, he sidering he was never expected to make maintained an extensive personal library. it out of infancy, and in his death he has In 2002 Donald established the Agnes given so many others the ability to enrich Margaret Blank Scholarship at Peru State their lives. Because of his estate gift, Donto be funded by his estate upon his death. ald has given future educators, for years to This scholarship offers academic opportu- come, the opportunity to attain their goals nities to students, who otherwise, might and dreams through education. not be financially capable of attending colPlease consider the gift of education lege. Donald gave this gift in honor of his when planning your estate. If you would mother and the years that she spent edu- like more information about how to incating children, but the idea came from clude the Peru State College Foundation in the hardships that his father suffered in your estate plans, you can visit foundation. his attempt to get his degree without fi- or call (402) 872-2304.

2000’s Sheryl (Ehmke, ‘01) Gaston of Louisville is celebrating 10 years with US Bank. Nathan Rolofson (’04) of Bellevue is now the Corporate Webmaster at Tigerpaw Software in Bellevue. Heath Christiansen (’06) of Auburn completed his MBA degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in August 2012. Dena (Peterson, ’08) Beck of Minden was named the Small Business Administration’s Nebraska 3rd Congressional District Financial Services Champion of the Year for 2012. Amanda Feilen (’08) of McCook won the 2012 McCook “Educator of the Year” award. Jeremy Kirkendall (’09) of Nebraska City has been hired as the curator for the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum. Sergeant Robert Thompson (’12) of Kearney graduated from the Battalion Career Counselor Course at Camp Ashland. Thompson is a human resources sergeant with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 734th Transportation Battalion in Kearney. The course prepares newly assigned unit career counselors for their role in encouraging fellow soldiers to re-enlist in the Nebraska Army National Guard.


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Duey Oestmann (’68) of Johnson passed away June 16, 2012. He farmed at Johnson and was a field reporter for the Nemaha County FSA office for almost 45 years. Robert E. Snyder (’41) of Holly Hill, Florida passed away on November 13, 2012. He served in the Army Air Corp. during WWII and served as vice president of Jackson Michigan Community College. Kenneth Stroupe (’56) of Curtis passed away on September 25, 2011. Stroupe worked in the insurance and musical fields in Denver and Omaha before settling down in Maywood in 1981. Also, Stroupe made many friends teaching music and directing the band at Maywood High school. Mathilda (Barisas, ’34) Brown of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on October 17, 2012. Brown began her teaching career in a country school in Creighton and then continued with an adventurous move to Hoquiam, Washington. Jerry Osborn (’63) of Springfield October 13, 2012. He was a graduate of Peru State College in 1963. Marian (Cupp, ‘63) Johnson of Thurman, Iowa passed away on February 27, 2013. Marian taught school for 20 years at Treynor, Thurman, Bartlett, and PeZrcival. James “Red” Holmes (’54) of Pacific Junction, Iowa passed away January 11, 2013. Red was an avid sports enthusiast and continued coaching and refereeing for many years. His quick wit and humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Irene (Finkle, ’51) McQuinn of Bellevue passed away April 6, 2012. She was a lifetime member of O.E.S. Chapter #189 and P.E.O. John McQuinn (’49) of Bellevue passed away on June, 11, 2012. He was a long time principal in Omaha Public Schools, Primarily at Bryan High School from its opening until his retirement in 1987. John passed away just two months after the passing of his wife, Irene. They had been married 62 years. Anna (Mangold, ’42) Nelson of Falls City passed away March 18, 2012. She taught in Silver City and Akron, Iowa and later taught in Richardson County Schools, as well as Dawson, Dawson-Verdon, Hiawatha and USD 415. Charlene (Glathar, ’59) Tomek of Humboldt passed away on September 26, 2012. She taught for 35 years in Pawnee and Richardson Counties, with the last 29 years being at Humboldt Schools. She retired from teaching in 1995. Maryanne (Walker, ’41) Ferguson of Corydon, Iowa passed away August 14, 2012. She was a teacher at a country school in Wayne County, Iowa for several years and then was a substitute teacher at Sewal Community Schools in Sewal, Iowa until becoming an assistant Post Master in Powersville, Missouri. Maryanne was a Home Health Aid for Wayne County Home Health for 28 years finally deciding to retire at age 82. She was married to Kenneth for 63 years until his death in 2009. Jerry Joyce (’54) of Lincoln passed way August 17, 2011. Jerry won the Weeping Water Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, Lincoln

Peru Stater Spring 2013 Seniors Foundation Community 2008 Service Award, Better Business bureau Integrity Award for 2005, KFOR Best of Lincoln for Retirement Living for 14 years in a row, and National Association of Home BuildersSenior Housing Councils-Gold Award for Legacy Estates for 2005. Virginia (Trively, ’40) Plummer of Nokesville, Virginia passed away on January 3, 2012. Virginia was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Prince William Retired Teachers, Christian Women’s Club, the Lunch Bunch and Collector’s Club and was a fifty year member of Sudley United Methodist Church where she had been the church organist in the 1960’s. Armon Yanders (’48) of Columbia, Missouri passed away May 7, 2012. He was the author or coauthor of a number of papers dealing with the biological effects of ionizing radiation and chemical mutagens, and the behavior of toxic chemicals in the environment. Theresa KoKoruz (’02) of Omaha passed away on March 12, 2013. She spent her career in the Millard Public school system as both a Special Education teacher and a data management specialist at Educational Services 3. Tanya Craig (’00) of Falls City passed away April 6, 2012. She owned Giggles and Grins Daycare and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church at Falls City. Thelma (Friedly, ’37) Swisegood of Falls City passed away April 13, 2012.She was a bookkeeper for the plumbing and heating business she and her husband owned until she retired in 1989. Lester Starlin (’64) of Omaha passed away April 4, 2012. He was an avid outdoorsman and a Boy Scout at heart, eventually becoming a Scout Leader and helped all three of his sons become Scouts. Marilyn (Hoberg, ’45) Pucket of Beatrice passed away on April 12, 2012. She enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, shopping and traveling. Mary (Moore, ’54) Gress of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on November 17, 2011. She loved her Lord and served him faithfully throughout her life. Donald Gress (’52) of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on February 21, 2012. He loved his Lord and ministered in many capacities in the local churches he attended. Gail Beckstead (’61) of Holdrege passed away December 29, 2012. He taught Industrial Arts in Holdrege for 27 years. Irene (Miller, ’43) Ochsner of Sutton passed away March 16, 2013. She loved people and always had a ready smile for everyone. Lucille (Bricher, attended ‘39) Tackett of Glenwood, Iowa passed away on November 13, 2012. She taught in the country schools of Mills Co. in the 1940’s. She and her husband Wilbur were married over 67 years. Their children Wayne, Keith, Anne and grandchildren Michael and Mark Tackett all attended/graduated PSC. Martin Dwine of Denison, Iowa passed away March 12, 2013. He coached college football and wrestling during the first half of his career, and a highlight of his coaching career was being honored as Nebraska Coach of the year in 1975 while at Peru State College. Doris (Gray, ’39) Cunningham of Lincoln passed away May 1, 2012. She developed her millinery talents, making hats and teaching hat


classes, before moving to genealogy during her retirement year.

2012. She taught Kindergarten in the area for many years.

Bob Logsdon (’47) of Lincoln passed away June 4, 2012. His career as a manager of the Legionnaire Club set standards for hospitality, good food, great jazz and more fun than anybody has had at one address in Lincoln-probably before and certainly since.

Maxine (Bateman, ’69) Myers of Sidney, Iowa passed away on March 23, 2012. She taught country school and then public school for over forty years.

Sidney Timmons (’41) of Torrance, California passed away December 7, 2011. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Masonic Temple and Shriners. Earl Kerker (attended ’43) of East Dubuque, Illinois passed away February 12, 2013. He enjoyed his family, travel, fishing, bridge, and fine woodworking. Theoda (Hewitt, ’68) Crooker of Humboldt passed away January 23, 2013. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Falls City and was a member of the Athenaeum, and Sorosis Clubs, both in Falls City.

Irene (Nispel, ’44) Pearson of Plymouth passed away on March 13, 2012. She was employed by the Educations Service Unit #5 for 19 years. Nancy (Darrah, ’68) Handley of Nemaha passed away November 10, 2012. Harley Rector (’53) of Norfolk passed away on April 2, 2013. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions football team but chose to accept a teaching contract at Fullerton, where he also coached football. After his retirement from education, Harley was elected to two terms as mayor of Norfolk.

Dorothy (Schanot, ’71) Wander of Nebraska City, formerly of Syracuse, passed away January 9, 2013. Dorothy taught six years in rural Otoe County schools then taught fifth and sixth grades for 24 years at the Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca schools. Ronald Boswell (attended ’43) of Lyons passed away on June 2, 2012. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school at the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons. Darrel Wolcott (’61) of Omaha passed away September 24, 2012. Darrel was an avid reader and a daily cross word puzzle solver. Wayne Pesek (’65) of Crete passed away on October 8, 2012. Phyllis (Fisher, ’71) Bridgmon of Cook passed away October 3, 2012. Phyllis loved to travel in the United State and twice visited the Czech Republic from where her grandparents immigrated. Edus (Hahn, ’38) Goldenstein of Lincoln passed away on May 2, 2012. She taught Sunday school and Bible School over the years and was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church. Bob Roberts (’48) of Ottawa passed away on April 29, 2012. Church held an important part of Bob’s life. He has sung in the choir since the 1960’s. Janice (Slagle, ’46) Crose of Lincoln passed away on May 17, 2012. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Women’s Circle, order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Donald Mathews (’41) of Auburn passed away on April 20, 2012. Don was a longtime member of the Methodist Church, first at Pleasant View near Humboldt and later at Auburn First United Methodist. Margie (Neddenriep, attended ’42) Casey of Lincoln passed away on May 17, 2012. She taught in the rural schools in Nemaha County for several years and in the Beaver Crossing Public Schools. Eleanor Jean (Meister, ’48) Redfern of LaMirada, California passed away on January 24, 2012. She was an eager reader and she enjoyed music. She sang in the church choir. John Wayne Brooks (’72) of Lincoln passed away on April 18, 2012. He was a band instructor at Plattsmouth School for 20 years. Donna (Hill, ’68) Ruth of Sidney, Iowa passed away on February 23,

Long time friends Jerry Joy (left) and Dr. Sherwood (right) sharing a laugh at the Sherwood Appreciation Night in 2009.

Dr. Sherwood Cont.

During his speech, Dr. Sherwood spoke Auburn. That is where in 2011, Karlene of people who had influenced him over Sherwood passed away at the age of 76. the years like his dear friend Jerry Joy. On January 31, 2013, PSC said goodIn 2006 the gallery on the top floor bye to one of its icons, when Dr. Leof the Student Center was dedicated in land “Shorty” Sherwood passed away at honor of Dr. Sherwood and aptly named the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. the Sherwood Gallery. The room serves Dr. Sherwood’s legacy will forever reas a venue to showcase parts of the Sher- main a part of the college and commuwood art collection to students, staff and nity, not only in the memories of three anyone visiting The Campus of a Thou- decades worth of students, staff and facsand Oaks. ulty lucky enough to work with him, but Dr. Sherwood remained dedicated also through his beautiful and unique to PSC even after his retirement in 1993 works of art that grace many of the walls and worked as an adjunct professor un- of Peru State. til 2006. Shorty and Karlene were active For more information on Dr. Sherin college and community events until wood’s artwork and legacy contact Prohealth concerns prompted the pair to fessor Ken Anderson at 402-872-2271 or move to the Good Samaritan Society in via e-mail at

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