PERU – Nebraska Phi Beta Lambda named a Peru State College business professor advisor of the year for the fourth time.
Over 200 members of Peru State’s PBL chapter have competed in state and national business events during Dr. Sheri Grotrian’s 12-year tenture.
Her students have brought home 11 national championships since 2011.
Nebraska PBL credits Grotrian for organizational skills and her willingness to “drop everything” to help chapter members on a personal level, as well development of their marketable skills.
Nebraska PBL: “She is a natural leader who is approachable, passionate and is a person who positively impacts those she meets.”
Grotrian-Ryan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her area of emphasis is Educational Leadership in Higher Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development. Her dissertation was entitled, “Mentoring Functions within the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Leadership Development Program: A Mixed Methods Study.”
She received an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a focus in Strategic Management. Grotrian-Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing & Management from Peru State College.
Grotrian-Ryan has also served as Managing Editor for Human Resource Development Review and as Production Editor for the National Council of Instructional Administrators’ (NCIA) Program Initiatives.
Grotrian-Ryan is co-director of the Children’s Health, Activity & Nutrition Community Engagement (CHANCE) Initiative. This longitudinal service-learning study partners with the non-profit 501(c)(3) Peru State Foundation, local school districts, and other community partners to provide nutrition education and extra-curricular activities for elementary-aged children in an effort to address pediatric rural obesity. The CHANCE Initiative has been funded by Youth Serve America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, and the Rural Futures Institute to further solidify the pre-existing partnerships between the campus and community.
Grotrian-Ryan lives in Nebraska City with her husband, Dr. Kyle Ryan, and their son.