Peru State hold Veterans Day activities on campus

Peru State hold Veterans Day activities on campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

 

Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College host four activities throughout the day on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. All Veterans Day programs were open and free to the public.

Tyson Buettgenback helps line Park Avenue with flags as part of the Veterans Day recognition at Peru State College.

Tyson Buettgenback helps line Park Avenue with flags as part of the Veterans Day recognition at Peru State College.

At 8:00 a.m., the Cadence Run was held. A few runners, including the speaker for the Veteran’s Day Program, Bill Hessler, and Peru State Cross Country Coach Katy Billings, met on the campus quad and ran to Casey’s and back.

Runners from the Cadence Run including Samantha Carlson (front right), Samantha Daake (obscured), Bill Hessler and Katy Billings.

Runners from the Cadence Run including Samantha Carlson (front right), Samantha Daake (obscured), Bill Hessler and Katy Billings.

 

A Veterans Day Program was held with Bill Hessler, former Nemaha County Veterans Service Officer, as the keynote speaker. Hessler spoke on the importance of discipline and readiness – both physically and mentally.

Bill Hessler speaks to the group at Peru State College.

Bill Hessler speaks to the group at Peru State College.

Veterans from campus and surrounding communities were invited to attend and were recognized as part of the program. Veterans were recognized with carnations and cake was served at a following reception.

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The Peru VFW post provided a color guard. Gayle Martin, Jeff Meyers and Phil Wemhoff led the effort.

Phi Epsilon Kappa hosted a Veterans Day Workout Warrior. The workout was held in the Al Wheeler Activities Center (AWAC) Fitness Center. PEK completed a “mini-murph,” “half-murph” and murph workout. Another workout featuring the “Deck of Cards Challenge” was also completed.

The workout group gathers a photo before their tremendous effort!

The workout group gathers a photo before their tremendous effort!

The workout was led by Dr. Kyle Ryan, associate professor of education. Ryan is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association; a certified Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting; and a Certified Level-1 CrossFit Coach.

Peru State College has a long history of serving veterans and active members of the U.S. Military. In 2016, the College was named a “Military Friendly School” and a “Military Spouse Friendly School” by Victory Media.

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For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.

About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. It is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.