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Longtime Peru State College Supporters Named Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals


Sidney and Nancy Brown

(Peru, Neb.) Members of the Peru State College (PSC) Student Senate today announced their selection of Sidney “Sid” and Nancy Brown as grand marshals of the college’s 88th annual homecoming parade, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in downtown Peru. The theme for this year’s festivities is “Rockin’ Through the Decades.”


Student Senate President Melody White said, “The Browns are longtime supporters of the college and its students, having sponsored numerous scholarships and having made many anonymous gifts throughout the years. Student Senate felt it was important to recognize the Browns for their generous contributions. We are honored to have them lead the 2008 homecoming parade.”


Sid is a Peru native and a 1955 Peru Prep graduate. He earned his degree in heath and physical education from PSC in 1959 before pursuing an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Ill. While at Peru State, Sid was an active member of the football team.


Sid said, “I love the game of football because of the many lessons it teaches you. If it had not been for football, I might not have gone to college. If that had happened, my life would have been substantially different. I owe everything to the town of Peru and Peru State College.”


Sid taught school and coached football at Arlington High School before entering the private sector where he worked in the packaging industry and real estate sales and management.


Sid’s wife of 48 years, Nancy, was raised in Downers Grove, Ill., and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Nancy worked as an elementary school teacher and a branch manager at a credit union.


The Browns are parents of two children, Todd and Paige, and grandparents of Haley and Lucas. They reside in Batavia, Ill.


For more information on the parade or any of PSC’s homecoming events, contact Student Activities Coordinator Sara LaBrie at 402-872-2252 or