Then & Now
Remembering the past. Celebrating the present. Looking ahead to the future. From the cover models to the feature stories to the historical photographs, this third issue of Life 360 honors the men and women of Purdue's College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) who continue to move the world forward. Through learning, discovery and engagement — we are focused on making life better.
Inside, Front Cover
Even a college just three years old has a rich history. Consider all the educational forerunners whose cutting-edge work may have been done 50 to 100 years ago. Through hard work and vision, they helped shape Purdue's College of Health and Human Sciences, paving the way for new graduates to go on to do great things. In this third issue of Life 360, we celebrate that past, boast a bit about the present and look forward to the productive years ahead.
Education Pioneer: Eva Goble (left), pictured on our cover with Jonathan Oskvarek (PSY '13), led Purdue's School of Home Economics from 1967 to 1973, creating programs that have become national models. A staunch advocate of promoting women to leadership positions, Goble worked to disseminate research on home economics to thousands of women across the state. Her hard work opened doors for Indiana women, who then encouraged their own children to attend college. Goble's belief in total education for both men and women — that everyone should have opportunities wherever their passion lies — even made many men feel comfortable taking courses in institutional management in the School of Home Economics. An iconic Purdue figure who still attends campus functions, Goble celebrated her 103rd birthday in May.
Inside, Back Cover
Medicine Man: Jonathan Oskvarek (left) (PSY '13) excelled in all areas of academia during his time at Purdue. Oskvarek received the Outstanding Senior award from the Department of Psychological Sciences and provided the student response during May's College of Health and Human Sciences commencement ceremony. Research is paramount to the field of psychology, and Oskvarek's research experience rounded out his undergraduate education, preparing him for medical school at the University of Chicago. Along with his work in the classroom and research labs, Oskvarek is extensively involved in community service — including volunteer work in hospital settings and medical outreach trips. Oskvarek says his goal — in whatever he is doing — is to make a difference in the lives of others.