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Honorary Doctorates

2016

Kristi S. Anseth (BSChE), Distinguished Professor, Tisone Professor, Associate Professor of Surgery, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

2010

Deborah Grubbe (BSChE '77),  Owner, Operations & Safety Solutions, LLC, Chadds Ford, PA

Timothy McGinley (BSChE '63), Founder, House Investments and House Investments Securities, Inc., Indianapolis, IN; former member (1989-2009) and chair (1993-2009) of the Purdue Board of Trustees

2007

Vern W. Weekman, Jr. (BSChE '53), Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

2006

Don Orr (BSChE '61), retired as Senior Corporate Vice President, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown, PA

2001

Robert E. Gadomski (BSChE '69, MSIA '70), Executive Vice President, Gases and Equipment Group, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown, PA

2000

William Douglas Young (BSChE '66), COO, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA

1999

William P. Madar Jr. (BSChE '62)

1998

Richard A. Hazleton (BSChE '64, MSChE '66), Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning

1996

Michael Ramage (BSChE '66, MSChE '69, PhD '71), Executive Vice President, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

1994

Joe J. Stewart (BSChE '59), President & COO, The Babcock & Wilcox Company

1993

Thomas R. Hodgson (BSChE '63), President & CEO and Board of Directors, Abbott Labs

1992

Robert B. Covalt (BSChE '53), Executive Vice President, Morton International, Inc., now currently, President, Specialty Chemicals, Morton Chemical.

1991

William G. Bares (BSChE '63), President and Chief Operating Officer, The Lubrizol Corp.

1990

Ashley Willard Lutz (BSChE '55), President, Industrial Chemicals Division, Union Carbide Corp., Danbury, CT

1989

John H. Lux (BSChE '39, PhD '42), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ametek, Inc., New York, NY

1988

Joseph G. Temple, Jr. (BSChE '51), Executive Vice President, Dow Chemical Co., currently retired as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals.

1987

James F. Schorr (BSChE '54), Nor Chem, Inc., now currently Vice Chairman, Osterman & Company, Inc., Barrington, IL

1983

James B. Henderson (BSChE '46, PhD '49), retired Executive Vice President, Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX

1981

Robert C. Forney (BSChE '47, MSChE '48, PhD '50), retired Executive Vice President, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE

1978

William J. Harris, Jr. (BSChE '40, MSChE '40), Snead/ Prof. of Transportation Engineering, Engineering Dept. of CE, Texas A & M University

1976

Paul F. Oreffice (BSChE '49) Chairman, Dow Chemical Co.

1968

John M. Ciborski (BSChE '39, BS Met.E. '39) (retired President from Titanium Metals Corp.)

1967

Bruce W. Gonser (BSChE '23), retired Technical Director, Battelle Memorial Institute

1964

Robert C. Wheeler (BSChE '37), retired President, International Minerals & Chem. Corp.

1963

Donald H. Tilson (BSChE '20) (deceased 4/20/79)

1961

Arthur Kelly (BS '24) (deceased 2/27/90)

R. Norris Shreve (deceased 2/17/75)

1960

Harold W. Ritchey (BSChE '34), retired Chairman of the Board, and CEO from Thiokol Corp.

1959

John C. Siegesmund (BSChE '19), retired Vice President of Engineering Eli Lilly & Co. (deceased 12/93)

1955

Robert C. Becherer (BSChE '23), retired Chairman of the Board of Link Belt Company (now FMC Co.

1951

Maynard C. Wheeler (BSChE '25) (deceased 12/26/79)

Gerald L. Reasor (BS '20) (deceased 10/24/69)

1949

R. Games Slayter (BSChE '21) (deceased 10/15/64)

1945

Clifford C. Furnas (BSChE '22) (deceased 4/27/69)