Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College will be hosting its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22. The event will be held on campus in the College’s Student Center.

A reception, followed by a banquet, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.  Reservations for this event must be made in advance through the Peru State College Foundation website at (case sensitive). Registration has been extended and is due by October 13. For more information, contact the Foundation Office at 402-872-2304 or email

Peru State College President Dr. Michael Evans, Foundation Interim Director Ted L. Harshbarger, and Athletic Director Wayne Albury, have announced that Jeff George, Doug Goltz, Maxine Mehus, Fredd Ward, and Mark Yori are being inducted as individuals. In addition, the men’s basketball teams from 1938, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1961, 1963, and 1966 are being inducted as they all participated in the NAIA national tournament.

The honorees will also be recognized at halftime of the football game versus William Penn (Iowa) on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game begins at 1 p.m. and will be held in the Oak Bowl.

Evans said, “We are thrilled to be able to honor Peru State College’s outstanding student-athletes in this way. Each of these individuals has made a significant and lasting impact on our athletic programs that will not be forgotten. Their talent and determination have greatly contributed to the college’s long and proud tradition of athletic excellence. We look forward to honoring more Peru State athletic standouts in the future.”

Athletic Hall of Fame – 30th Induction

When the Al Wheeler Activity Center was dedicated in 1986, the Peru State College Athletic Hall of Fame was established. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize, honor and preserve the memory of those individuals and teams whose contributions have greatly enhanced Nebraska’s first college.

The Hall of Fame gallery resides in the lobby of the Wheeler Center, named after the first inductee into the Hall of Fame, Alfred G. Wheeler. A candidate can be nominated in one of four categories:  coach, player, team, or meritorious service.

A committee of alumni make the selections annually each spring.

Nominations are welcomed and can be submitted to PSC Athletic Hall of Fame, c/o Alumni Office, Peru State College, P.O. Box 10, Peru, NE 68421. For additional information, call 402-872-2304.