DES MOINES, Iowa – Midwest Alarm Services, a leading provider of life safety systems based in Des Moines, IA, is pleased to announce that its parent company, Per Mar Security Services, has awarded twenty-one, $500 scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Each year, children of Per Mar or Midwest Alarm Services employees can apply for scholarships to be used towards higher education. “We are glad that we are able to award scholarships to deserving students,” said Brain Duffy, Chief Operating Officer of Per Mar. “It’s great to see the program expand more this year.” 

Congratulations to all of the recipients of Per Mar’s Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Midwest Alarm Services Recipients

Carson Hess and dad Kevin.jpgCarson Hess is the son of Kevin Hess, Operations Manager. Carson is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.






Alyson Warwick 3.jpgAlyson Warwick is the daughter of Tracy Warwick, Regional Service Manager. Alyson is currently studying Architecture at Des Moines Community College







Per Mar Security Services Recipients

Ashley Bodkin is the daughter of Brent Bodkin, Network Administrator at Per Mar Centre. Ashley is currently studying Elementary Education at University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Madison Campbell is the daughter of Kevin Campbell, Operations Manager for our South Bend and Griffith branches. Madison is studying at Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana.

Alex Ciasnocha is the son of Brian Ciasnocha, Director of Sales at Per Mar Centre. Alex is now studying at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nathan Check is the son of Scott Check, a Technician out of our Wausau branch. Nathan is studying at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Jessica Dvorak is the daughter of Rob Dvorak, District Operations Manager. Jessica is currently studying Applied Clinical Psychology to earn her masters at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Rebecca Dvorak is the daughter of Rob Dvorak, Distract Operations Manager. Rebecca is studying at Scott Community College for Radiology Tech in the Bettendorf, Iowa.

Hannah Gilson is the daughter of Carri Waack, Human Resource Employment Coordinator at Per Mar Centre. Hannah is studying Social Work at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Vicky Harris is the daughter of Mike Harris, an Alarm Response Officer at our Cedar Rapids branch. Vicky is studying Music Education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

McKinzie Holmes is the daughter of Marty Holmes, a Technician out of our Rockford branch. McKinzie is studying to become a Pediatric Nurse at Rock Valley College.

Cameron Melk is the daughter of Matt Melk, District Operations Manager. Cameron is studying nursing at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Taylor Melk is the daughter of Matt Melk, District Operations Manager. Taylor is studying Young Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Sara Mulder is the daughter of Randy Mulder, General Manager, and Dona Mulder, Office Manager, for our Des Moines branch. Sara is studying Elementary Education at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jacob Osterman is the son of Robert Osterman, General Manager at our Omaha branch. Jacob is studying Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jenna Rach is the daughter of Dave Rach, Sales Consultant at the Madison branch. Jenna is studying Pharmacology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

John Rehmels III is the son of John Rehmels II, Assistant Operations Manager for our South Bend branch. John is studying Criminal Justice at the University of Indiana-Public and Environmental Affairs.

Joneise Ross is the daughter of Toi Owens, our Monitoring Center Supervisor at Per Mar Centre. Joneise is currently studying at the University of Indianapolis.

Ian Stussy is the son of Pete Stussy, Sales Consultant at the La Crosse branch. Ian is studying Finance at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Samantha Thompson is the daughter of Mike James, Site Supervisor for our Green Bay branch. Samantha is studying Nursing at Bay College in Michigan.

Tiana Wilmington is the daughter of Marilyn Wilmington, Monitoring Center Supervisor for Per Mar Centre. Tiana is currently studying Anesthesiology at the University of Iowa.


About Midwest Alarm Services
Established in 1950, Midwest Alarm Services is a family-owned company specializing in life safety systems across four states. The company is a leading NOTIFER dealer, and provides life safety systems and services including card access systems, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers/hoods, fire inspections, master clock systems, monitoring, nurse call systems, system design/layout and video surveillance. For more information about Midwest Alarm Services, please visit