ECE celebrates new tech center, alumnus' generosity

Author: Barbara Leonard
In May, Purdue Research Park officials dedicated a 105,000-square-foot technology center in honor of Heddy Kurz and her late husband, Herman Kurz, a Purdue University electrical engineering alumnus.

Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology CenterThe Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, located on Win Hentschel Boulevard in the Research Park, will house the Purdue Research Foundation offices, provide space for up to 26 companies, and support about 275 jobs. Heddy, who lives in Louisville, made a deferred gift in the amount of $3 million in honor of Herman to help fund the $14.5 million, 13-acre Purdue Research Park expansion.

“This is the first gift of this magnitude that the Purdue Research Foundation has received to name a facility in the Purdue Research Park,” said Purdue president France A. Córdova. “The Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center represents the Purdue Research Park’s success in economic development.”