Saturday, January 21, 2012

Peru State Foundation Meet and Greet at Tiburon Golf Club

Tiburon Golf Club Greeting

PSC Foundation Director, Todd Simpson, with PSC Student Senators Will Jackson and TJ Beckert

On Thursday evening, January 19, The Peru State Foundation and Alumni Association sponsored a meet-and-greet reception for Peru State College Alumni at the Tiburon Golf Club in Omaha.

And as the photographs from the event suggest, the
evening proved a gratifying success. Over eighty participants enjoyed the good food and enthusiastic company.

President Hanson highlighted for the gathered alumni many of the recent successes Peru State continues to enjoy, especially in terms of student engagement and success.

In addition, Sara Crook and Dan Holtz showcased for the group their special Trails and Tales event scheduled for October 2012. You can read at the previous link about this event that begins in Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia, and concludes with four days in and around Boston.

While taking photographs, I enjoyed talking with many familiar faces and meeting new PSC supporters--oh, and the artichoke dip was as good as the Tiburon hostesses claimed. Thanks for the tip!

And what fun, the enthusiastic group of alumni included two notable Peru State College graduates in English, Randi Scott (Mayberry) and Chris Raabe.

After graduating with a teaching certificate in English,
Randi eventually became a lawyer and presently serves as campaign manager for Brett Lindstrom's congressional campaign.

Also graduating with a teaching certificate in English, Chris Raabe, who worked on the student newspaper and played baseball during his Peru State days, presently teaches English.

Raabe recently published his first novel, a narrative for young adults, The New Phenomenon; you can purchase the book on line.

Chris Raabe will visit Peru State in the near future to read from and discuss his novel.

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