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News Release

Bellevue, Plattsmouth Natives Elected to Lead Peru State College Student Senate

23 Student Representatives Also Elected to Office


(Peru, Neb.) Melody White, a senior elementary education major from Bellevue, and Max Kathol, a junior human performances/systems management major from Plattsmouth, have been elected by their peers to serve as president and vice president, respectively, of Peru State College’s (PSC) Student Senate for the 2008-2009 academic year.


White said, “It is a privilege to serve the students of Peru State College in this capacity. I look forward to listening to their ideas and doing whatever I can to make their educational experience an enjoyable one. It will be an exciting and eventful year, and I’m eager to see how it unfolds.”


The PSC Student Senate meets weekly to address student issues and concerns. Members are also responsible for planning and overseeing annual homecoming festivities. Dean of the School of Professional Studies Bruce Batterson and Director of Transition Services Ted Harshbarger are advisors for the group.


Twenty-three other PSC students have also been elected to serve as representatives on the PSC Student Senate. Members are listed below alphabetically according to the constituencies they represent, along with their hometown, current year and major.


Senators at Large

Jeremy Silver – Falls City – sophomore, accounting

Shane Mathis – Mitchell – sophomore, elementary education with a coaching endorsement

Josh Gibbs – Nebraska City - senior, elementary education and elementary special education

Caroline Keenan – Omaha – sophomore, English education and history minor

Kirk Petereit – Plattsmouth – junior, sport management

Rebecca Cortez – Ralston – sophomore, social science education

Julia Simon – Ralston – sophomore, social science education and history minor

Ashleigh West-Lesher – Steele City – sophomore, English education

Brittini Propst – Washington – junior, human performance/systems management and psychology minor

Taylor Spears – Chandler, Ariz. – junior, social science education with a coaching endorsement


Freshmen Representatives

Tedd Merrill – Plattsmouth – freshman, pre-law and psychology

Rebecca Colling – Ralston – freshman, marketing


Non-Traditional Representatives

Tahrae Richardson – Auburn – junior, elementary and early childhood education

Susan Reynolds – Bellevue – senior, social science education and history minor


Commuter Representatives

Skyler Johnson – Omaha – senior, social science

Sam Carman – Palmyra – junior, management


Clayburn-Mathews Hall Representative

Madison Farris – Nebraska City – freshman, social science education with a coaching endorsement


Davidson-Palmer Hall Representative

Brad Hegemann – Howells – sophomore, English and history education


Delzell Hall Representative

Alex Klippert – Hamburg, Iowa – sophomore, mathematics education


Morgan Hall Representative

Elizabeth Zito – Lincoln – freshman, elementary special education


Nicholas-Pate Hall Representative

Emilee Simpson – Omaha – senior, elementary and social science education


Oak Hill Representative

Dylan Walter – Peru – sophomore, social science with a history minor


Student Board Representative

Taylor Dunekacke – Elk Creek – senior, elementary special education and elementary education with a coaching endorsement