2016 HHS Award Recipients

Distinguished Service Award

This award honors alumni with demonstrated leadership ability in the community through the development of/or significant contributions to private or public programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and/or communities.

V. Jean GernandJean Gernand

Retired Family and Consumer Education Teacher
Huntington, IN

EDUCATION

MA ’67, Guidance Counseling and Textiles and Design, St. Francis College
BS ’57, Home Economics, Purdue University

Be willing to go the extra mile and put the value of the project above personal wishes.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2014

Received a Distinguished Hoosier Award, one of Indiana’s highest tributes

2008 Received the Hubert Hawkins History Award from the Indiana Historical Society
2008 Raised funds to support, repair and document the St. Paul’s Church Cemetery
2000 Named Volunteer of the Year by the Huntington Historical Society
1999 Coordinated the move of Huntington County Historical Museum’s collection
1993 Named Citizen of the Year by the Huntington Herald-Press
1984 Wrote and directed a pageant with a cast of more than 200 for the 150th
anniversary of Huntington County
1983

Received Huntington’s Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe award

1982 Received the Sandi Servaas Memorial Award from Indiana Landmarks
1982 Huntington County Coordinator, Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory
1977

Received a National Trust for Historic Preservation Young Preservationists
award for coordinating restoration of the Chief Richardville House

1977-1993

Teacher, Home Economics Department, Huntington North High School

1976

Founded the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival

1975 Reactivated the Junior Historical Society at Huntington North High School

1957-1959,
1965-1967

Teacher, Fort Wayne South Side High School

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.

William HendrixWilliam H. Hendrix, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Management, Clemson University
Greenville, SC

EDUCATION

PhD ’74, Psychological Sciences, Purdue University
MS ’69, Psychological Sciences, Purdue University
BA ’62, Psychology, East Carolina University

Learn subject matter, and establish relationships with professors, peers and those in the profession.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2005-Present Hendrix and Associates, Organizational Consulting
1998-2005

United States Air Force Academy: Director, Leadership Development Assessment Office, Distinguished Visiting Professor for Research and Assessment, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ambassador Holland H. Coors Chair in Character Development, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership

1982-1998

Professor of Management and Head, Department of Management, Clemson University

1981-1982

Professor and Head, Department of Organizational Sciences, Air Force Institute of Technology

1974-1979

Research Psychologist and Chief, Applications Section, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory

1970-1972

Human Engineering Staff Officer, Headquarters, Air Force Electronics Systems Division

Hoyt JonesHoyt D. Jones III, PhD

President
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Sea Girt, NJ

EDUCATION

PhD ’84, Education, Purdue University
MS ’82, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University
BA ’80, Economics, Ursinus College

Develop solid time management habits while in school. Try to keep balance in your routine of study and play. Read what you are interested in even if it’s outside the scope of your major.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2007-Present President of Jersey Mike’s Subs Inc.
2002-2007

Multi-unit franchisee in Michigan, Domino’s Pizza

1999-2002

Executive V.P. Domestic Franchise Operations, Domino’s Pizza Inc.

1992-1999

Regional V.P., Northeast Region, Domino’s Pizza Inc.

1988-1992 Regional Director, West Coast, Domino’s Pizza Inc.
1985-1988 Various Field positions, Domino’s Pizza Inc.

Patsy MellottPatsy J. Mellott

Retired Manager of Integrated Marketing Communications, 
Foodservice Division, Kraft Foods, Inc.
Fishers, IN

EDUCATION

MBA ’70, Food Marketing, Michigan State University
BS ’69, Nutrition Science, Purdue University

Continue to seek new experiences while on the job, especially those where you can lead a team. Actively participate in any training or workshop opportunities that continue to build work-related skills.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010-Present

Community Volunteer and President, Britton Falls Discover Indianapolis Club

1995-2007

Manager of Integrated Marketing Communications, Foodservice Division, Kraft Foods, Inc.

1985-1995

Director of Trade Marketing and Communications, Foodservice Division, Kraft Foodservice, Inc.

1982-1985

Brand Manager of New Products, Kraft Foods, Inc.

1975-1982

Marketing Manager, Kraft Foodservice, Kraft Foods, Inc.

1970-1975

Brand Manager, Frozen Foods Division, Campbell Soup Company

Kim WilcoxKim A. Wilcox, PhD

Chancellor
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA

EDUCATION

PhD ’80, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University
MS ’78, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University
BS ’76, Honors College, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Michigan State University

Always look for talented people to develop. You can never have enough great people around you. Train people to be better than you are.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2013 - present Chancellor, University of California, Riverside
2005-2013

Provost and Executive Vice President, Michigan State University

2005-2013

Professor, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University

2002-2005

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas

1999-2002

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Board of Regents

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