Appointments, honors and activities

January 27, 2012  

Appointments and promotions:

- Matthew E. Pearson, engineering specialist for the Office of Indiana State Chemist since 1996, becomes administrator of the office's fertilizer section Feb. 1. His work will include overseeing registration of all fertilizer products in Indiana, anhydrous ammonia and bulk fertilizer storage locations as well as fertilizer use and application rules. Before his work at the OISC, Pearson was a sales engineer for a company specializing in synthetic liners for fertilizer secondary containment and worked for a major feed equipment manufacturer. Pearson received a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from Purdue in 1992.


• Campus activities:

- A day in the life of a veterinarian for beef cattle will be the focus of the next installment of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Family Series. Dr. Mark Hilton, clinical associate professor of food animal production medicine and a veterinarian, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 2) in Room 1136 of Lynn Hall. The program is geared toward families with elementary and middle school children, and is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. To register, email Adrianne Fisch at More information about the program and the family series can be found at


Faculty and staff honors:

- Creative Services, part of Purdue Marketing & Media, received gold medals for five projects in the Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) contest. The awards recognize the creativity and communication achievements of the service industry. Gold medals went to Kinnari Sejpal, Linda Terhune, Tammy Weaver-Stoike, Nick Rambo, Phillip Fiorini, Bill Meiners, Della Pacheco, Eric Nelson, Kim Delker, Pam Anderson, Melanie Hahn, Greg Simmons, Will Gwin, Andy Hancock, Mark Simons and Jiawei Yue for the Difference Makers website; Kendra Tidd, Paula McKinney, Fabiola Rojas, Hancock and Simons for the Family Calendar; David Howell and Anderson for the Tradition Makers ad; Fiorini, Delker and Julie Sadler for the Negishi Symposium program; and Terhune, Anderson, Hancock and Simons for the Side Winder poster. Mary Henry, Amy Raley, Tidd, Hancock and Simons received a silver medal for the IMPRINTS annual report.

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