Purdue Trustees recognize donors, approve Gateway II facility name

The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved resolutions of appreciation for Engineering alumni who recently contributed $1 million or more to the university, and approved the naming of a program and a building.

The board approved resolutions of appreciation for: Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup, to support the College of Engineering; Catherine and Jay Clements, to support the School of Industrial Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine; Peter and Ann Lambertus, to support the College of Engineering; and Richard and Jill Piasecki, to support the College of Engineering, the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, and Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Photo of Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup   Photo of Peter and Ann Lambertus
(left) Robert H. Buckman (BSCHE '59) and Joyce Mollerup; (right) Peter (BSEE ’67) and Ann Lambertus

In recognizing these donors, Trustees further approved the naming of the Robert H. Buckman College of Engineering Online Education Program and of Lambertus Hall, the approximately 110,000-square-foot new facility currently known as the Gateway II facility bordering the west side of Knoy Hall. Buckman graduated from the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in 1959. Peter Lambertus is a 1967 electrical engineering graduate and received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Award in 2020.

Drawing 1 of Lambertus Hall   Drawing 2 of Lambertus Hall      
A detailed rendering of the new campus "Gateway," Lambertus Hall, for both the College of Engineering and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. (BSA Lifestructures image)

Source: Purdue trustees approve distinguished, named and chaired faculty; new degree programs; posthumous degree