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Peru Student Education Association Earns Awards at Statewide Delegate Assembly; Three Bound for Nationals


State Education Association of Nebraska Representatives to the National Education Association Delegate Assembly Devin Garcia, Megan Brown and Nick Miller.

(Peru, Neb.) Three Peru State College Education Association (PSEA) members have been selected to represent Nebraska at the National Education Association Representative Assembly in Chicago in June.


Syracuse sophomore Megan Brown, Diller senior Devin Garcia and Superior senior Nick Miller were selected by the Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN) to represent Nebraska’s 1,500 members at the national meeting.


Brown, a special education and early childhood education major, was also awarded the 2011 J.D. Miller Underclassman Award. She will represent PSEA on the SEAN Executive Committee as vice president during the next academic year. Garcia, a science education major, was selected as SEAN’s southeast Nebraska representative.


Brown said, “I’m thrilled that all three of Nebraska’s delegates for the national assembly are from Peru State College! We are excited by the opportunity to represent our campus and bring the perspective of rural Nebraska, which we cherish, to a national platform.”

PSEA also earned the 2010-11 Local Chapter Excellence Award and the Outstanding Newsletter Award at SEAN’s 2011 Delegate Assembly in Lincoln in April.

Associate Professor of Education and PSEA Advisor Dr. Judith Ruskamp said, “The Peru State Education Association maintains a long tradition of excellence as a chapter of the Student Education Association of Nebraska. Strong leadership, a willingness to provide outreach services to the community, and a passion for education are each important characteristics of our membership. I want to congratulate our students for another successful year of ‘making a difference’ on our campus, in our community and across our state.”


Each year PSEA sponsors several community outreach efforts, one of which is hosting more than 1,200 Head Start and K-4th grade students from a dozen area schools at the annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and Celebration. The event is held in conjunction with Read Across America Week and is intended to help children develop a love for reading.


For additional information about the award or the PSEA, contact Ruskamp at or 402-872-2301.