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  School of Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2013 Issue 1 E-Newsletter
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  Dynamic Mechanical Engineering alumnus awarded honorary doctorate
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Purdue recognized another outstanding Mechanical Engineering alumnus in May of 2013 with an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering. Anthony ‘Tony” Harris (BSME ’75, OME ’99, DEA ’08, HDR ‘13) currently serves as President and CEO of the Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Co. (CSECO). During his time at Purdue and throughout his professional career, Harris has had a profound impact on the world of engineering and the lives of countless minority engineering students around the world.
  Family tradition leads distinguished graduate to excel
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Dr. William Bower, 2012 Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award recipient, followed in his father’s footsteps at Purdue. William Bower, Sr., who graduated with a BSME in 1941, was lost during World War II, just two months before his son was born.
  Heroic Mechanical Engineering alumnus awarded honorary doctorate
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In May of 2012 Purdue recognized retired Colonel Ben Pollard with an honorary doctorate for his courage and fortitude as an exemplary leader. He (B.S. Agriculture Engineering ’54, MSME ’61, DEA ’79, OME ’91, HDR ‘12) served in the United States Air Force as a pilot, academic instructor and commander for 27 years, six of which were spent as a prisoner of war. Even under the harshest of conditions as a POW, Col. Pollard built up the morale of his fellow detainees by teaching them the basics of engineering and mathematics.
  Creativity on display as undergraduate students compete at Malott Innovation Awards
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Creativity on display as undergraduate students compete at Malott Innovation Awards

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