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2 Purdue IE alumni named Old Masters

Photo of Andre Hughes
Andre Hughes
Photo of Patti Poppe
Patti Poppe
The 2019 Purdue Old Masters include two Purdue IE alumni:
  • Andre Hughes (BSIE 1983) - Founder at Powered by Action; Former Managing Director at Accenture, Greater Chicago Area
  • Patti Poppe (BSIE 1989, MSIE 1991) - President and CEO of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI

The Old Masters is one of Purdue's oldest traditions, dating back to 1950. The program is known for connecting distinguished professionals to the student body in order to enrich traditions, unite generations and empower one another to move the world forward together as Boilermakers.

The 2019 Old Masters Program will take place November 3-5, 2019. Throughout the program, the Old Masters will speak in classrooms, organization meetings, and large scale events about their career advice and success. An Evening with the Old Masters will take place on November 5 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse, and is free and open to the public and to students.


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