The P.E.O. Record September-October 2022 (public)

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Alicia Nolan Louisiana The Art of P.E.O. Alicia Nolan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, of Nicaraguan parents. She is bilingual. She spent the first 25 summers of her life in Nicaragua until 1979 when the Sandinistas took over. She grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, and attended Dominican College. She presently lives in Mandeville, Louisiana, with her husband, Lewis. She has two children, Andrew Nolan, and Meredith Landry, a P.E.O. She enjoys spending time with her first grandchild, Nolan James Landry,

Debbie Hedrick Montana Sprinkle with Grace

Renee Piper Nebraska Surrounded by Love,

Encircled with Strength Renee Piper was born and raised in North Platte, Nebraska. She attended Colorado State University, pledging Alpha Phi Fraternity. She transferred to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she received a B.S. in human nutrition and food science management in 1986, she also attained a B.S. in dental hygiene in 1988. She was a dental hygienist in Aurora, Colorado, until 1990 when she moved back to Lincoln, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1994. After she finished her first year of college, Renee was initiated into her mother’s P.E.O. chapter, AK, North Platte, Nebraska. When she moved to Aurora, Colorado, she transferred into her sister’s chapter, HI, Denver, Colorado. She and her husband graduated with dental degrees and moved back to North Platte, where she is presently in Chapter AK, Nebraska. Her daughter, Haley, was initiated in 2019 into Chapter AK, North Platte, Nebraska. Renee and her husband, Larry, have two wonderful children. Their son, after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, now lives in Kearney, Nebraska, with his wife, Katie, and their 22-month-old daughter Alayna. Their daughter is attending graduate school at Methodist College in Omaha, Nebraska, and will earn her master’s in occupational therapy.

Debbie Hedrick was introduced to P.E.O. by a dear friend who was a Montana State Chapter officer. She was initiated into P.E.O. in 1999 at the organization of Chapter BX, Billings. There were many opportunities to serve and grow in P.E.O. Her husband, Bernie, is the greatest BIL. He has supported her in everything P.E.O. She is thankful for the love and support of her Chapter BX sisters, her fellow board members and the Montana P.E.O.s. A native Montanan, Debbie grew up in Big Timber. She attended Luther College and graduated from Montana State University, Billings, with an undergraduate degree in rehabilitation and related services and a master’s degree in health care administration. Her passion for public health led her to a 20-year career with RiverStone Health in Billings, where she started as an administrative assistant and retired as vice president of public health services. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren. They are active members of Peace Lutheran Church. Debbie has served on several community boards and enjoys connecting with a variety of people.

along with her grand-pup, an Airedale terrier named Maisie.

Alicia was introduced to P.E.O. by a dear friend and initiated in Chapter BF, Mandeville, in 2004. She cherishes the loving support and strength Chapter BF has given her.

Alicia has volunteered at the Samaritan Center for 14 years,

working with client needs of food, clothing, utility and rent/mortgage. She volunteered on many school and parent boards throughout her children’s school years. Alicia serves at her catholic church as a lector, commentator and extraordinary Eucharistic minister. Alicia presently teaches art to first- and second-graders in Mandeville. She taught gymnastics to children ranging from 18 months to 9 years of age for more than 11 years. Alicia paints religious icons in acrylic and egg tempera medium. She also enjoys reading, walking with her doodle, Henri-Michael, traveling and being with friends and family.


THE P.E.O. RECORD | September–October 2022

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