Liberal arts series features alumni's careers after Purdue

September 22, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Secret Service, advertising, and Broadway are some of the careers highlighted in the weekly alumni series by Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts.

The fall class and speaker series is part of the GS 300, LA Influentials course that is offered to liberal arts students and taught by Irvin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Purdue's College of Liberal Arts. The class meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Fridays in Beering Hall, room 2290. The lectures are free and open to the public, as seating allows.

The dates and speakers are:

      * Sept. 23. Tom Moore, theater and film television director at Vincent Andrews Management. Moore received his bachelor's degree in theatre in 1965 and an honorary doctorate degree from the College of Liberal Arts in 1995. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Moore%20bio.html

      * Sept. 30. Dale Pupillo, special agent in charge of former Vice Presidential Protective Division for the U.S. Secret Service. Pupillo earned his bachelor's degree in political science in 1976. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Pupillo%20bio.html

      * Oct. 7. Ted Williams, president of Williams, Venker, & Sanders. Williams earned his bachelor's degree in political science and American history in 1969. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Williams%20bio.html

      * Oct. 14. Kathy Calvin, chief executive officer of the United Nations Foundation. Calvin earned her bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology in 1971. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Calvin%20bio.html

      * Oct. 21. Mary Tennyson, chief executive officer and founder of StashAll. Tennyson received her bachelor's degree in French in 1968. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Tennyson%20bio.html

      * Oct. 28. Maureen Pan, chief of budget formulation for the U.S. Marshals Service. Pan earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1985. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Pan%20bio.html

      * Nov. 4. Kristen Graham, senior associate producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Graham earned her bachelor's degree in theater in 1993. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Graham.html

      * Nov. 11. Ted Priebe, chairman of the advisory board and senior consultant for Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland Advertising Agency. Priebe earned his bachelor's degree in speech in 1968. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Priebe%20bio.html 

      * Nov. 18. Brian Chapman, head of design and development at Hasbro Toy Group. Chapman received his bachelor's degree in 1992 in industrial design. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202011%20Chapman%20bio.html

Writer: Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006, rpiotrow@purdue.edu

Sources:  Chris Sharp, director of alumni relations and special events, 765-494-7884, ctsharp@purdue.edu
                  Irwin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts, 765-494-3661, iweiser@purdue.edu