Peru State Students Attend Nebraska Fall Leadership Conference

Peru State Students Attend Nebraska Fall Leadership Conference

Peru, Nebraska – Students from several Nebraska colleges traveled to the Gallup Campus in Omaha, Nebraska, to Create, Lead and Inspire as they participated in the Nebraska Fall Leadership Conference hosted by Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Twenty-one students and two faculty members attended from Peru State.

Participants from across the state attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and learn from many area business professionals. The group started in Gretna, Nebraska, where they learned from Ms. Johanna Boston, Chief Marketing Officer for the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall. They dined at the LOCAL restaurant which donated a portion of the proceeds that evening back to Nebraska PBL.

A Peru State alum, Alec Gorynski, provided the keynote address Friday morning during the opening session. Gorynski is Vice President of Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy from First National Bank. His presentation was entitled, “Doing Great by Doing Good – Being a Part of a Socially Responsible Company.” Upon conclusion of the opening session, students had the opportunity to focus on topics related to technology, public relations, and leadership programs and resources.

The ever-popular networking luncheon included 19 business professionals. Individuals were from Gallup, Tabitha, Cognitive Clinical Trials, Conagra, INSPRO Insurance, Sandhills Publishing, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, First State Insurance Agency, Valmont Industries and Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska.

Upon conclusion of lunch, a business panel and tour of Gallup rounded out the day.

The students appear below a projected FBLA-PBL logo

Students from Peru State that attended: Ashli Becker, Bailey Bindle, Dawn Castle, Rachael Cole, Rozlyn Cole, Hannah Cook, Mikaila Engleken, Sara Granfors, Lindsay Harlow, Velma Hauck, Brooke Hays, Emma Johnson, Spencer Kerwin, Maxwell Kuhr, JT Lonnborg, Meredie Ludwig, Dolores McGargill, Emily Oestmann, Daisy Ramirez, Nancy Ramirez and Nyla Witzel. Faculty Members from Peru State that attended were Dr. Sheri Grotrian and Mr. Max Kathol.


About Nebraska PBL

Nebraska PBL is part of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with 250,000 members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. For more information, visit


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Alexa Cline contributed to this release.