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Students from Lincoln and Omaha Elected to Lead Peru State College Student Senate


(Peru, Neb.) Elizabeth (Liz) Zito, a sophomore elementary special education major from Lincoln, and Rebecca (Becky) Colling, a sophomore elementary/early childhood education major from Omaha, have been elected by their peers to serve as president and vice president, respectively, of Peru State College’s (PSC) Student Senate for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Zito, the daughter of Robert and Karla Zito of Lincoln, said, “I am excited to serve my fellow students as their president in the upcoming year. I believe Senate has evolved over the last few years and will continue to grow for the best interests of the students and for Peru State College.”

Colling, daughter of Chris and Amy Colling, said, “Liz and I are very hard workers and are ready to take on the roles of Student Senate president and vice president. My main goal for next year is to make changes that will benefit both the school and the students in positive ways.”

The PSC Student Senate meets weekly to address student issues and concerns. Members are also responsible for planning and overseeing annual homecoming festivities. English Professor Dr. Bill Clemente and Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Michaela Willis will serve as co-advisors for the group.

Ten other PSC students have also been elected to serve as Senators-At-Large on the PSC Student Senate. In addition, the student representative for the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees was approved as a full member. Members are listed below alphabetically according to the constituencies they represent, along with their hometown, current year and major.

Senators at Large

  • Jon Alvord, a freshman pre-medicine major and social science minor from Canisteo, N.Y.
  • Katelyn Bock, a sophomore elementary/early childhood education major from Lincoln.
  • Rebecca Cortez, a junior social science education major from Omaha.
    Christopher Hawkins, a sophomore elementary/early childhood education major from Indian Head, Md.
  • Will Jackson, a junior social science education major from Omaha.
    Trevin Nelson, a freshman human performance/systems management major from Lincoln.
  • Eden Pinkelman, a junior marketing major from Hartington.
  • Mallory Sjuts, a freshman elementary special education major from Humphrey.
  • Dewitt Steward, a freshman elementary education major from Omaha.
  • Jenny Trapp, a freshman art education major from Omaha.

Student Board of Trustees Representative

  • Caroline Keenan, a senior English and history education major from Omaha.