Purdue astronaut Eugene Cernan dies at age 82 »
"Although Gene Cernan is most often described as 'the last man to walk on the moon,' it is most appropriate for us to remember that he insisted on 'most recent.' Long after Apollo 17, he continued to inspire our dreams for the future. He was proud to be a Purdue engineer; we will miss him."
Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering