Gov. Heineman Appoints Elk Creek Native to Represent Peru State on Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees
(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Dr. Ben Johnson today announced that Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed Taylor Dunekacke of Elk Creek to serve as the college’s student representative on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees during the 2008-2009 academic year.
Dunekacke is a senior pursuing degrees in elementary education and elementary special education, as well as a coaching endorsement.
Dr. Johnson said, “We’re fortunate to have a student of Taylor’s caliber serving as Peru State College’s student representative on the Board of Trustees. He has proven to be a very capable, intelligent young man who is always willing to take on leadership roles. Taylor will serve PSC and the entire Nebraska State College System well.”
Dunekacke said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve Peru State College as their student trustee. I look forward to learning more about the college and the Nebraska State College System.”
Dunekacke is a student ambassador in the PSC Admissions Office, an office assistant for the Academic Resource Center and a senior resident assistant. He is also a member of Kappa Delta Phi, an education honor society, and the Peru State Education Association.
Dunekacke was a mentor for the Freshman Experience Program in Mathews Hall where he helped plan education and social programs for students who pledged to live drug and alcohol free. He participates in the Anti-Drinking Task Force, intramural sports and was elected PSC’s Homecoming king last fall. Dunekacke has also served as a “Top Cat” leader for the college’s new student weekend festivities and has been on the Dean’s List for six semesters.
He is the son of Tom and Karen Dunekacke of Elk Creek and Theresa Dunekacke of Table Rock.