Buena Vista University presented the "Parents of the Year" honor to Terry and Vicky Peter, of Ankeny, during BVU's Parents Weekend.
The award, which annually recognizes parents for their support of their son or daughter's college education, was announced at halftime of the BVU football game on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Students submit nominations for the "Parents of the Year" award by writing an essay to a panel of BVU administrators for review. The Peters were nominated for the award by their daughter, Mandy, who is a senior double-majoring in finance and Spanish at BVU.
"Now that I step back and look at things, my parents have never really done anything for themselves," wrote Mandy in her nomination essay. "They have given my sisters and me everything they have ever had, from their time, to their money, to their love and support."
"They have been there to help me through everything I have faced and to laugh with me along the way," she wrote. "It would make me so happy to be able to present this special award to them in front of all my friends and the rest of the BVU community, showing everyone else just how great my parents are."