Letter from the President

Dear Fellow Engineering Alumni,

I am thankful and honored to serve as President, Purdue Engineering Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2021 – 22. I hope you will join me in continuing to appreciate and promote the significance of having an engineering degree from Purdue University.

We still face numerous challenges as we continue to emerge from the COVID - 19 pandemic, and many of our alumni members have been deeply affected both personally and professionally. Conditions for alumni engagement activities and opportunities for connections has been difficult over the past 18 months. The EAA Board is sensitive to these realities and will adjust and put renewed focus on our mission to spotlight and recognize engineering alumni achievements, promote meaningful alumni interactions, and continue to inspire the next generation of Purdue Engineers. We are a diverse alumni board, and we encourage you to visit our social media sites, and website often for updates on alumni and CoE activities - and make your mark by getting involved.

As someone who came to Purdue on a full football scholarship, was a co-founder of the Black Society of Engineers (the precursor to NSBE), I am keenly aware and grateful for the opportunities afforded me as a Purdue engineering alumnus. Even though all of our own personal journeys and career paths have been uniquely different, we all have one thing in common. We are all Purdue Engineers for Life!


Sincerely and Boiler up!


Fred Cooper

President, EAA Board

B.S.E.E. ‘74