The truest measure of a school is the success of its alumni. Purdue has about 1,500 Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Engineering alumni; and their achievements and continued dedication to the School are a great source of pride. Whether in industry, academia or government, in engineering or a host of other fields of endeavor, recent and not-so-recent grads all take pride in "their" School and the skills that they learned from it. Many of the alums are frequent visitors to the School, attending football or basketball games, presenting seminars to our students or recruiting them for their present employers.

Featured Alum

Carmine J. Spinelli Inducted into the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame

Mr. Carmine Spinelli has achieved an extraordinary pattern of leadership and excellence during his 40-year career. He became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1990. Mr. Spinelli served as the Deputy Director, U.S. Army Fire Support Armaments Center (FSAC) (currently called Munitions Engineering Technology Center (METC) from 1990 to 1995. During his tenure, he managed an organization of more than 1000 scientists and engineers involved in the research, development, and engineering of a variety of armaments including artillery, mortars, mines, demolitions, precision munitions, and related fire control systems for the entire U.S. Army.

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