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  Professor Lehto leads High-Performance Government TAP Pilot Study for the Lafayette Police Department
Under the leadership of Industrial Engineering Professor Mark Lehto, the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) recently completed a successful project with the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) that significantly reduced the backlog of police reports. This was a pilot study of the high-performance government project, and served as a first step toward the LPD operational improvement initiative.
James D. Gibbons 2014 Industrial Engineering Distinguished Alumni
On February 21 the College of Engineering Awarded the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards. The Industrial Engineering Awards were presented to James D. Gibbons (BSIE 1985) President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International and Kathy Kilmer (BSIE 1992) Director of Worldwide Sales Channel Planning and Analysis for Disney Destinations. Congratulations to our Alumni!
Dr. Kathryn E. Stecke Stecke Named Distinguished Woman Scholar
Dr. Kathryn E. Stecke (MSIE ’77, PhD ’81), the Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management at the University of Texas – Dallas, was recently named a Distinguished Woman Scholar by Purdue’s Office of the Provost and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. This award is intended to recognize the doctoral alumnae of Purdue who have made significant scholarly contributions with the hope that, in recognizing these women, an example is made and a standard set for the aspiring women scholars at Purdue today. A reception to honor Dr. Stecke and five other recipients was held in the Purdue Memorial Union on Friday, March 7.
Certificate of Appreciation for Professor Shimon Y. Nof Sustainability and Resiliency in Supply Networks -- Plenary Presentation by Professor Shimon Y. Nof at the Philippines in December 2013
Last December Professor Nof presented the plenary talk on “Sustainability and Resiliency in Supply Networks” at the ICPR-Asia Pacific Region and APIEMS, Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society conference at Cebu. The plenary and the conference on this topic were timely and in strong support of the people of the Philippines, after the recent calamities in the Philippines, especially hitting the regions near Cebu. During his visit, Professor Nof also lectured at the University of the Philippines Dillman (Manila), where Professor Aura Matias (Purdue IE PhD) is the Dean of Engineering, and at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City. He was also happy to meet with Many Purdue School of IE alumni from the Asia Pacific Region.
  IE Student AnnDrea Butler Receives MLK Award
AnnDrea Butler, a senior studying industrial engineering from Indianapolis. She is the treasurer of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, first vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers student organization and participates in the Purdue Minority Engineering Program. She also has worked to reinstate the Purdue chapter of the NAACP.

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