Peru State releases history book for sesquicentennial

Peru State releases history book for sesquicentennial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2017, 4:00 p.m., CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State, College Marketing and, Communications, (402) 872-2429

 

Peru, Nebraska – A reception and book launch was held for the sesquicentennial history book, “Nebraska’s First College: Shaping the Future Since 1867.” The book was written by Omaha World-Herald author, Dan Sullivan and is available for a donation of $39.95 to the Peru State Foundation.

Dan Sullivan signing a copy of the new book. Photo by Dr. Bill Clemente.

Dan Sullivan signing a copy of the new book. Photo by Dr. Bill Clemente.

Dan Hanson, president of Peru State College, “We are glad to have Dan (Sullivan) here to recognize his exceptional work. The book truly captures the College’s character and student-centered traditions. “

“Thank you, Dan, for helping us remember what 150 years of Peru State means for thousands of students, Nebraska and the nation.”

Larry Green (center), chairman of the Peru State Foundation Board of Directors, accepts the ceremonial delivery of the first book from author Dan Sullivan (right) and President Dan Hanson.

Larry Green (center), chairman of the Peru State Foundation Board of Directors, accepts the ceremonial delivery of the first book from author Dan Sullivan (right) and President Dan Hanson.

In his foreword, Sullivan writes, “Today, Peru State College maintains its vital role in the state, continuing to impact the region, serve beyond its own boundaries and send accomplished graduates into an exciting new world.”

“It’s clear that this ‘150’ is more than just a nice, round number. It is a monumental accomplishment spanning generations of families, world wars, 37 presidential elections, droughts, blizzards, tornadoes, earthquakes and transportation from riverboats to jetliners. During that time, dozens of institutes of higher learning fell by the wayside in Nebraska, but Peru remained, laying claim as the state’s oldest college.”

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