Peru State alum, Kesha Beethe speaks to Board of Trustees Scholars from Nebraska State College System

Peru State alum, Kesha Beethe speaks to Board of Trustees Scholars from Nebraska State College System

Lincoln – Kesha Beethe was the a alumni speaker at the annual Board of Trustees Scholarship luncheon held by the Nebraska State College System.  BOT Scholarship recipients (and their families) planning to attend Peru State College, Chadron State College or Wayne State College are honored at the event.

Beethe’s message focused on her love of helping others live the life they want.

“You do know what you want to do with your life, it is just recognizing it,” she said.

“This scholarship is an honor,” Beethe told the group of students and parents, “One I wish I hadn’t turned down.”

Beethe continues, “I started at [another college] and I transferred to Peru. I wish I had been as wise as you are and started there sooner.”

The luncheon is held at Wilderness Ridge.

Beethe speaking at the BOT Scholarship Luncheon.

Beethe also used the speech to describe the opportunities she had at a Nebraska State College. She highlighted her work with AmeriCorps under the CHANCE Initiative and as a Phi Beta Lambda national champion.  Beethe also ran cross country where she was a Capital One District Six All-American and a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Originally from Tecumseh, she currently lives in Washington where she is a global learning coordinator for Amazon.

At the luncheon she announced her engagement to Marshall Klontz who is also a Peru State alum and is originally from Auburn, Washington.

Other speakers at the luncheon included Stan Carpenter, chancellor of the Nebraska State College System; John Kuehn, Nebraska State Senator; and the presidents of Chadron State College, Peru State College and Wayne State College.

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