Linda Flack Celebrates 45 years with the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Linda Flack
Linda Flack
On May 23, 2011, Linda Flack celebrated 45 years with the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Linda joined the School as a secretary in 1966 just after graduating from high school in Morocco, IN. In 1968, she became a secretary for Prof. Cargnino in the scheduling office.

In 1969, she shared in the celebrations when the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics alumni Neil Armstrong, made history along with Buzz Aldrin with the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Linda was promoted to administrative assistant in 1981 and has the longest tenure of any support staff in the School's history. Linda has seen many changes during her time with the School.

In 2003, Linda was presented with the Customer Service Award as part of the Awards of Excellence from the College of Engineering. Linda was cited as being "a credit to the university" and "has been at the next level for many years."

Linda is the key member who makes the school’s graduate programs function smoothly. She handles all details of the applications, enrollment, registration, co-op programs, and more, and she is also the primary contact with current and prospective grad students.

Professor and head of school Dr. Tom Shih said “Linda has done so much to make our school a wonderful place to learn and to work for so many graduate students. She cares so much and does so much for our students.  We are truly fortunate to have her.” Linda’s creativity, dedication, and performance have made her an invaluable resource for all of her 45 years at Purdue. Congratulations to Linda and her family for her wonderful achievement.