Per Mar Awards Academic Scholarships to Ten Students

Oct 12, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, is pleased to announce it has awarded ten $500 scholarship awards for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Earlier in 2017, Per Mar introduced a new scholarship program that was created to benefit the children of Per Mar Security Services and Midwest Alarm Services employees. Children of employees at Per Mar and Midwest could apply for the scholarships to be used towards higher education. “Per Mar and the Duffy family strongly believe in the value of education, so we are excited to be able to award scholarships to some very deserving students.”, said Brian Duffy, President of Electronics Division.

Congratulations to all of the recipients of Per Mar’s Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Joneise Ross is the daughter of Toi Owens, Central Station Supervisor for 3rd Shift at Per Mar Centre. After graduating from Davenport North High School in 2016, Joneise worked part-time in the Data Entry department at Per Mar Centre until beginning her freshman year of college in the fall. Joneise is studying psychology at the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Joneise Ross

Cal Giese is the son of Craig Giese, Sales Consultant for our Wausau, WI branch. Cal graduated from Stevens Point Area High School in 2014 and is attending St. Cloud State University. Cal is a pitcher for the St. Cloud State University baseball team, where he has earned numerous region honors. Cal is pursuing an Accounting Major and a minor in Information Technology.

Cal Giese

Madison Campbell is the daughter of Kevin Campbell, Electronics Operations Manager for our South Bend and Griffith branches. Madison attended Mishawaka High School and graduated in June of 2017. She spent 4 years playing on the Varsity Soccer team, two of those years as their Team Captain. Madison is attending Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana.

Madison Campbell

Steven Beda is the son of Mark Beda, Sales Consultant for our Wausau, WI branch. Steven graduated from DC Everest High School in 2016. This summer he worked for Per Mar as a full-time security officer. Steven is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Music Education, where he plans to become a university professor teaching Trombone studies.

Steven Beda

Sara Mulder is the daughter of Randy and Donna Mulder from our Des Moines, IA branch. Sara graduated from East High School in 2016 where she was involved with the Ambassadors program, the dance team and also the yearbook committee. Sara is attending Grand View University in Des Moines where she is studying Elementary Education.

Sara Mulder

Allison Blaisdell is the daughter of Michael Blaisdell, Sales Consultant for our Rockford, IL branch. Allison graduated from Hononegah High School in 2014 and is enrolled in the Accounting Program at Augustana College. She has had numerous internship opportunities, including with the Quad City Symphony, the Communications and Marketing Department at Augustana, and completing the United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Allison Blaisdell

Jessica Dvorak is the daughter of Rob Dvorak, Operations Manager of Electronic Security for our Quad Cities and Des Moines branch. Jessica graduated in May of 2017 from the University of Dubuque with her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is now attending the graduate program for Applied Clinical Psychology at Loras College, where she intends to earn her Ph.D. and become a doctor of clinical psychology.Jessica Dvorak

Jacob Osterman is the son of Bob Osterman, General Manager for Security Officer Services for our Omaha, NE branch. Jacob graduated from Millard South High School in 2016. He is now in his second year at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln where he is studying Journalism. Jacob also belongs to Sigma Phi Epsilon and one of their missions as a Greek community chapter is to fight human trafficking.

Jacob Osterman

Taylor Melk is the daughter of Matt Melk, District Operations Manager for Electronics for our Wausau, WI branch. Taylor graduated from D.C. Everest Senior High School in 2016, and is attending Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Young Childhood Education.

Taylor Melk

Tiana Wilmington is the daughter of Marilyn Wilmington, Central Station Supervisor for 1st shift at Per Mar Centre. Tiana graduated from Davenport North High School in 2017 where she played basketball, volleyball and volunteered at sports camps. She is attending the University of Iowa where she is studying Anesthesiology.

Tiana Wilmington

About Per Mar Security Services

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 23 branch locations and 18 satellite locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks. For more information about Per Mar Security Services, please visit

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