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Weeping Water sophomore Alexander Wessels awarded Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Scholarship


Alexander Wessels
Alexander Wessels with
Nebraska Governor
Dave Heineman

(Peru, Neb.) Alexander Wessels, a sophomore business administration marketing and management major from Weeping Water, has been awarded a 2013 Virgil Eihusen Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Scholarship from the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

The $2,500 scholarship is to be used in the 2013-2014 academic year for tuition, room and board, and/or books. The scholarship was created by the State Chamber to provide yearly scholarship assistance to deserving students attending recognized Nebraska colleges or universities and seeking degrees in business-related fields of study. The program is administered through the Nebraska Community Foundation.

Wessels said, “Being awarded the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Scholarship is a huge honor. Not only will the scholarship offer me tremendous financial assistance, it will also open many doors for me as I pursue my goal of becoming a businessman in Nebraska. I enjoyed being able to represent Peru State at the annual Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Banquet where I was able to discuss business and my future plans with Nebraska’s most distinguished business people.”

Dean of the School of Professional Studies Dr. Greg Galardi said, “This award is a true testament to the capacity of Alex and the dedication of faculty like Dr. Judy Grotrian, who work with our students to help them reach self-actualization.”

Business Professor Dr. Judy Grotrian stated, “Alexander is very deserving of this prestigious scholarship. There are a lot of great students at Peru State, and it is very exciting to see students of his caliber be rewarded for his hard work. His dedication to academics and leadership qualities indicate he has an exciting future."

Wessels is the son of John and Stephanie Wessels and Marlene Kwiatkowski.

For more information, contact Grotrian at 402-872-2290 or