Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College and its President, Dr. Dan Hanson, under the authority of the Nebraska State College System granted degrees to 426 graduates on Saturday, May 7. More than 2500 people attended the ceremony in the Al Wheeler Athletic Center.
Peru State granted 98 Master of Science in Education degrees, 16 Master of Science in Organizational Management degrees, six Bachelor of Arts degrees, 259 Bachelor of Science degrees and 47 Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.
In his remarks to the graduating class, Hanson referred back to the Distinguished Speaker Series guest, best-selling author and MSNBC Anchor, Wes Moore. Hanson advised graduates to follow Moore’s advice by identifying their beliefs and then fighting for their convictions with passion and persistence.
Hanson continued, “A degree is only worthwhile if it is used to benefit others; it does not matter if it only benefits you. Choose to use your degree to build a better community, a better country and a better world. Serve often and serve well.”
Joseph Unternahrer, Tarkio- Masters of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Carmen Henggeler, Rock Port – Masters of Science in Organizational Management, Entrepreneurial and Economic Development
Kelly Morris, Fairfax – BS in Elementary Education; History Education
Jonathan Robertson, Tarkio – BS in Accounting