HHS 2017 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.

Lee Ann De ReusLee Ann De Reus

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
Co-founder/Chair of the Board
Panzi Foundation USA

Hollidaysburg, PA

EDUCATION

PhD '97, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
MS ’92, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
BS '86, Political Science, Iowa State University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010-Present

Co-founder/Chair of the Board, Panzi Foundation USA

1997-Present Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
2015 Distinguished Donahue Scholar, Lasell College, Newton, MA
2013 TEDxPSU Selected Speaker, Pennsylvania State University
2013 Distinguished Honors Faculty, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow, Genocide Intervention Network, Washington, DC

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.

Jo Ann BrooksJo Ann Brooks, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCP

System Vice President, Quality & Safety
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

EDUCATION

PhD '90, Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis
MS ’79, Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson
BS ’77, Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis
AAS ’74, Nursing, Purdue University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2005-Present System Vice President, Quality and Safety, Indiana University Health
2005-Present

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

2002-2005

Assistant Clinical Professor Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, Department of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery Division

1998-Present

American College of Chest Physicians

1996-Present

American Academy of Nursing

1977-Present

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Pepper Burruss

T. Pepper Burruss

Director of Sports Medicine Administration
Green Bay Packers
De Pere, WI

EDUCATION

BS ’77, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University Medical School
BA ’76, Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2015-Present Director of Sports Medicine Administration, Green Bay Packers
1993-2015

Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist, Green Bay Packers

1987-1993

Founder and Co-owner, Pro Sports Physical Therapy

1977-1993

Assistant Athletic Trainer, New York Jets

Marilyn NippoldProfessor Marilyn A. Nippold

Professor, Communication Disorders and Sciences Program, College of Education
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

EDUCATION

PhD ’82, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University
MA ’76, Communicative Disorders, California State University Long Beach
BA '72, Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1997-Present

Professor, Communication Disorders and Sciences Program, College of Education, University of Oregon

2003-2008

HEDCO Endowed Professorship (5-year rotating award)

2002-2004

Area Head/Department Head, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, College of Education, University of Oregon

2000

Visiting Erskine Fellow, Department of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand

1996-1999

Program Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Communication Disorders and Sciences Program, College of Education, University of Oregon

1988-1997

Associate Professor, Communication Disorders and Sciences, College of Education, University of Oregon

Pete SearsPete Sears 

Executive Vice President and Group President - Americas
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

BS ’86, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2014-Present

Executive Vice President and Group President – Americas Hyatt Hotels Corporation

2014-Present

Senior Vice President Operations, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

2009-Present

Senior Vice President, Operations, North America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

2006-2009

Senior Vice President, Field Operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

2005-2006

General Manager, Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Jamie StreetJamie S. Street, M.D. 

Former Senior Director, Field Medical Physician, Neurosciences  
External Medical Relations, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Indianapolis, IN

EDUCATION

MD '74, School of Medicine, Indiana University
BS ’68, Home Economics, Purdue University


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2016-Present

Chair, Public Health Graduate Program External Advisory Committee, Purdue University

2015-Present

Member, School of Nursing External Advisory Committee, Purdue University

2001-2012

Senior Director and Field Medical Physician, Neurosciences, External Medical Relations, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE

1989-2001

Clinical Research Physician, Neuroscience Division, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

1978-1989

Private Practice in Neurology, Indianapolis, Indiana

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