Washburn College names Peavlers as 2022 Household of the Yr

September 18, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Washburn College has named the Peavler household as its 2022 Household of the Yr.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Washburn College says it formally named the Peavler household as its 2022 Household of the Yr honoring their dedication to, assist of, and enthusiasm for the college over a long time. The award additionally acknowledges the household’s embodiment of the Washburn motto – Non-Nobis Solum or “Not for Ourselves Alone.”

Washburn indicated that the Peavlers’ story is woven by way of themes of household and dedication – particularly the bonds of siblings – which exemplifies its mission of deliberately growing and interesting in relationships to boost instructional experiences. The household’s story started with Shannen Herbers Peavler and Sheller Herbers Blanding within the early Nineties.

The College famous that Shannon and her husband Mike’s sons, Brooks and Brent, repeated the sample of siblings finding out collectively at Washburn once they each selected the Faculty of Nursing and to play soccer for the college. For years it mentioned the brothers performed aspect by aspect as inside linebackers.

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“Our household has all the time been round Topeka and the Washburn College campus, so when my brother and I earned scholarships to go to Washburn and play soccer, it was a no brainer,” mentioned Brooks Peavler. “Our dad and mom all the time inspired us to go to school and we had been fortunate sufficient to get to play soccer in our hometown, for a college meaning a lot to our household.”

In the course of the fall, the college mentioned the Peavler household might be discovered tailgating and cheering on the Washburn soccer crew. Whereas Mike is generally within the tailgating space close to Yager, the household begins to arrange the soccer households’ tailgate by 9 a.m. on dwelling recreation days. It mentioned he needs to be there to talk to every participant as they return from breakfast.

“Household is necessary to us, it’s the muse of who we’re,” mentioned Shannon Peavler. “Mike needs to be there at each recreation to be that present of the Washburn soccer household and assist for every participant, particularly these whose household will not be in a position journey in for each recreation.”

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Peavler members of the family which have graduated from Washburn College embrace the next:

  • Steven Peavler, ba ‘86 – works in ITS for the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Shannon Herbers Peavler, ba ‘93 – labored in gross sales and improvement.
  • Shelly Herbers Blanding, bsn ‘95 – nurse for KU MedWest.
  • Dr. Marcus Peavler, ba ‘15 – chiropractor.
  • Ashley Jurgens Peavler, MAcc ‘17, works for Cummins, Coffman & Schmidtlein, CPA’s.
  • Brooks Peavler, bsn ‘21, nurse for the College of Kansas St. Francis campus.
  • Brent Peavler, a present pupil and on the soccer crew.

Washburn famous that recognizing a household of the 12 months is an annual custom that usually happens as a part of Household Weekend celebrations through the soccer recreation.