Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College recently announced the selection of their Grand Marshals for the upcoming 2022 Homecoming.

Alumni and long-time supporters of Peru State College, Paul (’67) and Arlene (Borcher ’67) Fell of Lincoln, and Jerry (’64) and Christina (Banks ’88) Joy of Stella were selected by the Student Senate as the Grand Marshals for 2022.

In addition to being alumni, the Fells and Joys are former faculty/staff members at the college and have remained engaged with their alma mater since graduation.

Paul Fell was an art professor, and Arlene Fell taught home/consumer economics from 1974 - 84, and later were longtime co-Presidents of Peru State College’s National Alumni Association.

Jerry Joy was a longtime football coach, athletics director, and administrator at the college. Chris Joy ran the bookstore for several years.

Most recently, the couples agreed to be co-chairs of Peru State College’s Project ROAR capital campaign.

Peru State President Michael Evans commented, “Between the four of them, they know so many alumni and friends of Peru State and have been involved with the college for a significant amount of time. They all have been very supportive of all the College and Foundation efforts.”