FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2017, 4:00 p.m., CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State, College Marketing and, Communications, (402) 872-2429
Peru, Nebraska – An active alumni group made up of Peru State graduates primarily from the 1960s held their reunion beginning Wednesday. The group held events in Brownville, Peru and Auburn on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
In recognition of the College’s Sesquicentennial, the group commissioned a new portrait of Al Wheeler to be displayed in the Al Wheeler Athletic Center (AWAC). The portrait was unveiled Thursday and the artist, 1991 Peru State alumni, Heath Miller was recognized.
Paul Fell, class of 1967 and co-president of the Peru State National Alumni Association, explained that the group has been meeting every couple of years since the 1980s in Worcester, Massachusetts and Cape Cod. The first reunion was held on campus, but the group had not been on campus in more than thirty years.
“With the upcoming sesquicentennial and the idea to commission the painting, the group decided to meet on campus in conjunction of the All-College Reunion.”