Purdue IE Webletter

Winter 2013
  IE alums, students and faculty come together at recognition banquet

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, Purdue Industrial Engineering alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff came together at Mackey Arena's new Spurgeon Club to celebrate all things IE.  The reception and dinner was a great opportunity for all parts of the Purdue IE family to spend time together and get to know one another in a more casual atmosphere.Chuck Armstrong, BSIE '65

Student scholarship and fellowship recipients were recognized, as were the generous alums who made much of the student support possible.  More importantly, it was an opportunity for some of our support recipients and their alumni benefactors to meet face to face.

Faculty and staff members who had received honors over the course of the year were recognized, including Prof. Seokcheon Lee, who received the 2012 James H. Green Outstanding Graduate Educator Award, and Prof. Steve Landry, who received the 2012 A. Alan Pritsker Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.  The Industrial Engineering Advisory Council was also in attendance and were recognized for their work.

Seattle Mariners' president Chuck Armstrong (BSIE '64, above) provided the keynote address, reminiscing about his days as a young IE student and how his education helped in, even in his 'non-engineering' career path.  Chuck also spoke about why he and his wife, Susan, have chosen to give back by creating a scholarship endowment for IE students.

IE senior Kelly O'Brien also spoke to the gathering.  Kelly outlined why he chose to become an IE and shared his enthusiasm about soon beginning employment with PepsiCo as a Supply Chain Planning and Logistics Associate.

Below are a few of the photos taken during the 2012 banquet (click on photo for larger version):

Abhi Deshmukh visits with Dennis and Ellen Clark.

Pamela and James Condes with their daughter, Mary.

IEAC member Rick Echevarria visits with Prof. Shimon Nof.

Students, faculty and staff visit prior to dinner.

Kelly O'Brien speaks about his experience as a student in IE.

Luis Montemayor (center), with his parents, Luis and Edna.

Prof. Emeritus Tom Sparrow (center) with his scholarship students Degerhan Deger (l) and Kyle Thomas.

Chuck Armstrong delivers the keynote address to the banquet attendees.


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