Peru State College awards degrees to 402

Peru State College and its President, Dr. Dan Hanson, under the authority of the Nebraska State College System, granted degrees to 402 graduates on Saturday, May 5, 2018. More than 3,100 people attended the ceremony in the Al Wheeler Athletic Center.
December 2017, May 2018 and August 2018 graduates were all eligible to walk at the May Commencement. In total, Peru State College will grant 278 bachelor’s degrees and 124 graduate degrees in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State College, said, “This ceremony celebrates the successes of our students and the tradition of excellence at Peru State College – a tradition of serving students for 150 years.”
Senator Mike Johanns gave the keynote address. After quizzing the crowd on recent famous award winners, Johanns asked the graduates to remember the family members, mentors and all the folks that profoundly affected their lives.
Graduates from Rock Port, Missouri, include:
Amber Nicole Cook, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Management, Computer Management Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude
Jason Frede, Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Joseph L. Hirner Sr., Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Administration – Management, Summa Cum Laude
Sarah E. Hudson, Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Administration – Management

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