Dean's Message: November 2017
Dear Purdue Engineering Community,
As I write this message on the way back from an overseas trip with President Daniels to engage with alumni, I recall many warm conversations with Boilermakers in many cities over the past four months: Chicago, Indianapolis, Seattle, Bay Area, and Hong Kong. I hope to visit, within my first 15 months in the job, the top 15 cities where Purdue Engineering alumni live and work today. I would welcome your suggestions anytime. The pride and passion for Purdue Engineering has also been palpable in all the alumni gatherings, football games and advisory council visits that I participated in here in West Lafayette.
With Thanksgiving coming up toward the end of this month, we have much to be thankful for, including the generous gifts from our alumni and partners. Since July this year, the College has received 22 new endowments for our education, research and engagement activities. Major gifts have been received in the schools of AAE, BME, CE, IE, ME and MSE over this period of time. With diligence and enthusiasm from our Development and Corporate and Foundation Relations team, we are now on the way to reaching Engineering College’s goal in the Ever True campaign in 2018, ahead of schedule. Philanthropic support to our College pours in because our donors see the differences that Boilermakers are making in the world.
John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering