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News Release

2010 Homecoming King, Queen Crowned at Peru State

Jack Hallstrom of Omaha Names Parade Grand Marshall


2010 King and Queen

(Peru, Neb.) Seniors Shane Mathis and Promise Nelson were crowned Peru State College’s (PSC) 2010 homecoming king and queen by President Dan and Elaine Hanson during half-time of Saturday’s football game against Tabor College. The duo was elected by members of the PSC student body.

Mathis, a Mitchell native, is an elementary education and coaching major. While at PSC he has served as a resident assistant in Nicholas Hall, a student Ambassador and assistant PSC volleyball coach. Mathis has also been actively involved in Campus Activities Board, Campus Crusade for Christ and intramural athletics. He is the son of Scott and Diane Mathis.

Promise Nelson

Nelson, a Wausa native, is an accounting major. While at PSC she has served as the senior resident assistant in Morgan Hall, president of Students of Peru Accepting Responsible Choices, a tutor in the Center for Achievement and Transition Services, a supplemental instructor for Math 100, and was Campus Activities Board secretary for two years. She is the daughter of John and Miriam Nelson.

The Grand Marshall of this year’s homecoming parade was Jack Hallstrom, a 1950 PSC graduate from Omaha. A life-long educator, Hallstrom retired in 1989 after serving the final 18 years of his career at Northwest High School.

Hallstrom has served as the leader of PSC’s Omaha Alumni Association for many years, raising more than $100,000 for the college’s scholarship programs. He also recently donated new benches for the campus quad in memory of his late wife, Nancy.

PSC President Dan Hanson said, “For more than five decades, Jack has remained one of the college’s biggest supporters and most ardent fans. We appreciate his life-long devotion to education and the significant contributions he has made to Peru State College and our students.”