Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College is pleased to announce raising one million dollars in the Project ROAR fundraising campaign. Peru State College President Dr. Michael Evans says, “We’re pleased to reach this important milestone so quickly, and we are grateful to all the donors and businesses that are supporting this transformational project. We still have a more work to do with our fundraising efforts, but we are well under way, and the momentum and energy are truly exciting!” In all, $4 million remains to be raised, making ROAR the largest fund drive in Peru State’s 155-year history.

Project ROAR will add more than 104,000 square feet of indoor space to the campus. This more than doubles the square footage of the Peru State’s largest building, the Al Wheeler Activity Center. Three of the buildings will be near the baseball and softball fields at the Centennial Complex south of the main campus. The other two will be built on a practice field north of the Oak Bowl stadium. The largest components are large air-supported, artificially turfed domes at each site.

If you are interested in giving a tax-deductible donation, please call the Peru State College Foundation office, 402-872-2304 or email Ted Harshbarger at Donors will have the option of spreading pledge gifts out through 2025. Peru State College plans to start breaking ground in 2023.

Nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska, Peru State College offers a mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management.

Established in 1867 as Nebraska’s first college, Peru State has transformed over the past century and a half into a state-of-the-art institution offering diverse, multifaceted educational programs annually to nearly 2,000 students.