The truest measure of a school is the success of its alumni. Purdue has about 2,000 living 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.