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News Release
 
05/17/11

Peru State College Names 2011-12 Student Ambassadors, Top Cats

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Dan Hanson today announced that 32 outstanding students have been selected to represent the college as Student Ambassadors and Top Cats during the 2011-12 academic year.

 

Ten new PSC Ambassadors will work with high school students, transfer students and other visitors interested in learning more about the college. Their primary duties include leading campus tours, sending follow-up communications, assisting with special Admissions Office events, contributing to overall recruitment efforts and serving as official hosts of the college.

 

To qualify for the position, candidates must be current, full-time students who have completed at least one semester at PSC. They must also have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Ambassadors receive a quarter tuition waiver and $150 stipend each semester for their service.

 

New members include:

  • Michaela Wolveton, a sophomore music marketing major from Crete.
  • Danielle Aldrich, a freshman biological chemistry major from Daykin.
  • Ariel Kumpula, a freshman elementary education major from Gurnee, Ill.
  • Ali Umland, a freshman elementary education/special education major from Jansen.
  • Ellen Larsen, a freshman elementary education/special education major from Lincoln.
  • Todd Ostmeyer, a business marketing major from Osceola.
  • Babar Ali, a senior computer management information systems major from Pakistan.
  • Lainey Cross, a biological chemistry major from Ridgecrest, Calif.
  • Jessie Krien, a freshman pre-nursing major from Waverly.
  • Haley Dutton, a freshman biological chemistry major from Western.

 

Returning ambassadors include:

  • Kesha Beethe, a senior English education major from Tecumseh.
  • Bailey DeKoning, a junior psychology major from Burchard.
  • Andrew Conn, a senior business major from Wausa.
  • Tyler Nutsch, a sophomore middle grades education major from Beatrice.
  • Madison Farris, a senior social science education major from Nebraska City.
  • Jennifer Trapp, a junior art education and graphic design major from Omaha.
  • Joseph Fauver, a junior biological science major from Springfield.

 

Twenty-two students have been selected to serve as PSC Top Cats for the 2011-12 academic year. Top Cats serve as role models and mentors to incoming freshmen, playing an integral role in the college’s New Student Weekend in August. Each student leads around 20 new freshmen throughout the weekend’s activities as well as their first semester, working closely with College 101 instructors and facilitating monthly meetings.

 

To qualify as a Top Cat, students must have completed at least one semester, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and have strong leadership and communication skills. Top Cats are selected by the Office of Admissions each spring following a formal application process.

 

New Top Cats include:

  • Janet Vaher, a senior social science education and psychology major from Auburn.
  • Katie Bornemeier, a freshman elementary education major from Beatrice.
  • Jonathan Kolman, a sophomore biochemical science major from Beatrice.
  • Sara Mencl, a sophomore psychology major from Beatrice.
  • Tyler Nutsch, a sophomore middle grades education major from Beatrice.
  • Bailey DeKoning, a junior psychology major from Burchard.
  • Emily Maresh, a senior math and health and physical education major from Central City.
  • Kimberly Miller, a junior biology education major from Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Mallory Lempk, a senior account, marketing and computer management information systems major from Cook.
  • Kyle Rodero-Workman, a freshman undeclared major from Kapaa, Hawaii.
  • Ellen Larsen, a freshman elementary education/special education major from Lincoln.
  • Trevin Nelson, a senior human performance systems management major from Lincoln.
  • Spencer Woltemath, a junior social science education major from Lincoln.
  • Madison Farris, a senior social science education major from Nebraska City.
  • Will Jackson, a senior political science major from Omaha.
  • Jennifer Trapp, a junior art education and graphic design major from Omaha.
  • Ember Paulson, a junior criminal justice and psychology major from Palmyra.
  • Joseph Fauver, a junior biological science major from Springfield.
  • Nakita Baird, a sophomore criminal justice major from Tecumseh.
  • Jacob Buss, a junior music education major from Tecumseh.
  • Andrew Conn, a senior business major from Wausa.
  • Rebecca Boshart, a sophomore elementary education major from Wood River.