Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Distance Education & Online Services Office
Peru State College
600 Hoyt Street
P.O. Box 10
Peru, NE 68421-0010

Distance Education & Online Services Toll Free Phone Number: 1-888-258-5558
Fax: 402-872-2435
Peru State College Toll Free Number: 1-800-742-4412

Emergency Tech Line:  402-819-8181
(available 9 am to 9 pm, daily, CST)

DistanceEducation@peru.edu
BBTechSupport@peru.edu

Meet the Staff

 

Kevin Blobaum
Instructional Technology & Design Specialist
kblobaum@peru.edu     402-872-2434

Kevin Blobaum joined Peru State College in 2006 and serves as the Blackboard Administrator. He provides training and technical support for online faculty and students. He assists faculty with course development and is one of our Tech Phone after-hour respondents. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a minor in Business in 1999. Kevin earned his Master of Business Administration in August 2002. From 2003-2006, Kevin served as an adjunct faculty member at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, teaching classes in Economics, Finance and Business Management.

Brooke Earnest
Academic Advisor
bearnest@peru.edu     402-872-2432

Brooke began her career at Peru State College in July 2015. She serves as the Academic Advisor for online students in the School of Professional Studies and is one of our Tech Phone after-hour respondents. Brooke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice — Counseling from Peru State in 2014. She is currently working towards her Master of Science in Organizational Management — with a focus in Human Services at Chadron State College.

Samantha Jensen
Office Assistant II
sjensen@peru.edu     402-872-2386

Samantha began her career at Peru State College in July 2015. She assists with general inquires to the Distance Education and Online Services department along with other various duties. In addition to her work in Distance Education, she serves as an office assistant for the School of Professional Studies. Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from South Dakota State University.

Sherry Jones
Distance Education Coordinator
sjones@peru.edu     402-872-2433

Sherry began her career at Peru State College in March 2012. She manages the High School Dual Credit Program. Sherry assists students and faculty members with questions about online courses, Blackboard training, and helps direct students and faculty to necessary resources. Sherry received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Marketing from Peru State College.

Emily Schulte
Distance Education Coordinator
eschulte@peru.edu 402-872-2433

Emily began her career at Peru State College in April 2014 . She is the point of contact for requesting copies of Blackboard shells as well as communicating with online instructors on upcoming deadlines in relation to their courses. Emily assists students and faculty members with questions about online courses, Blackboard training, and helps direct students and faculty to necessary resources. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing and Management from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.