2015 HHS Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award honors alumni who have significantly advanced their careers and have demonstrated noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on their profession, Purdue and society.

KATHRYN R. BURKE, DOKATHRYN R. BURKE, DO

Physician and Owner
Burke Medical Group, Ltd.
Orland Park, Illinois

EDUCATION

DO ’86, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS ’80, Nursing, Purdue University
AD ’78, Purdue University

Looking back at my years at Purdue, my most valued experiences were meeting new people who were different from me and learning all about each person. This is now what I do every day with every patient that I encounter.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2013 - present Director of Medical Education, Franciscan Alliance, St. James Hospitals
2011 Physician of the Year, St. James Hospital
1988 - present Affiliate Assistant Professor, Midwestern University
1988 - present Attending Physician, St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights, Illinois

ROSALYN FRANTA KULIKROSALYN FRANTA KULIK

Retired from Kellogg Co. and private consulting
Tampa, Florida

EDUCATION

AMP ’90, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University Business School
MS ’74, Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University
BS ’72, Home Economics Education, Purdue University

My favorite Purdue memory is marveling at the extraordinary friendships formed when colleagues and I shared ‘ordinary’ activities on campus. For example, a fellow teaching assistant was my matron of honor 16 years after graduation.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2001 - 05 Adjunct faculty, University of Tampa
1991 - 2008 Management Consultant
1988 - 90 General Manager, Foodservice Subsidiary of Kellogg Co.
1982 - 88 Vice President, Kellogg Co.

JANICE C. HUMPHREYSJANICE C. HUMPHREYS, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, North Carolina

EDUCATION

PhD ’89, Nursing, Wayne State University
MS ’78, Pediatric Nursing, University of California
BS ’76, Nursing, Purdue University
BA ’76, Psychology, Purdue University

My entire career has been based upon the high value I place on education. In nursing, there is clear evidence that when nurses are better educated and not overwhelmed by caring for too many people, patients do better and recover more quickly. It just makes good sense to get the education you need to do the job you need to do.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2013 - present Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing
2010 - 13 Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Personnel, University of California
2006 - present American Academy of Nursing Fellow
1984 Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing

DAVID H. MCFARLANDDAVID H. MCFARLAND, PhD

Professor
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

EDUCATION

PhD ’89, Speech Science and Neuroscience, Purdue University
MA ’82, Communicative Disorders, California State University
BA ’79, Communicative Disorders, California State University

To be a leader, you need a unique and sustainable research focus, area of clinical practice or business idea — and the curiosity and discipline to keep pushing the boundaries. You have to be endlessly creative and find value in every intellectual journey, even the dead ends. And to be a great teacher, you must genuinely love to share what you know and inspire a similar passion for the subject in your students.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010 University-wide Teaching Award, University of Montreal
2003 - present Co-founder and Vice President, LSVT Global, Inc.
2000 - 03 Vice President, Biotonix Inc.
1993 - present Adjunct Professor, McGill University
1991 - present Professor, University of Montrea

DENNIS J. PAUSTENBACHDENNIS J. PAUSTENBACH, PhD, CIH, DABT

President and Founder
ChemRisk, LLC
San Francisco, California

EDUCATION

DrEng (Honorary) ’07, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
ScD (Honorary) ’06, Purdue University
PhD ’82, Environmental Toxicology, Purdue University
MS ’78, Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University
MS ’77, Industrial Hygiene, University of Michigan
BS ’74, Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

I believe a good education is invaluable. Students need to develop a passion for daily learning to build a foundation for a successful career. They should also take difficult courses in the sciences and courses in writing.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2003 - present President, ChemRisk, LLC
1998 - 2003 Vice President, Exponent, Inc.
1996 - 97 President and Chief Executive Officer, McLaren/Hart Environmental Engineering Corp.
1996 - 97 Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health
1993 - present Named among Who’s Who in America

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