December 9, 2015, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429



Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College hosted seventh graders from Fremont-Mills Community School in Tabor, Iowa.  The students were part of Stefanie Shaws’s skills class and visited campus as part of their preparation for high school and beyond.

Shaw said, “The plan for the skills class is to help students through figure out what their interests are and to develop possible careers.  They developed portfolios and PowerPoints on those careers too.”

Tara Christiansen, Fremont-Mills school counselor, adds, “The students have been working on study skills and habits for entering the career fields.  For our visits to colleges, they look at finances, majors and areas of interest to help develop questions for when they’re there.

As part of the visit, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Tim Borchers; Admissions Counselor Ashleigh Eickhoff; and Student Activities Coordinator, Shelley Hartman, welcomed the students.  Students were introduced to the college, the admissions process and what they can do now to prepare for high school and college.

The students were then split into smaller groups and given a tour of campus by current students.  The students regrouped in the Student Center and a visit to the bookstore.

Stefanie Shaw is one of several Peru State College alums at Fremont-Mills Community School.  According to Ms. Christiansen, Fremont-Mills faculty members Greg Ernster, Alicia Callahan, and Tracy Malcom also attended Peru State College.

Students or groups interested in visiting Nebraska’s oldest college, Peru State College, should first visit or call Admissions at 402-872-2221.


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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.