Appointments, honors and activities

June 15, 2012  

Appointments and promotions:

- Andrew Buckser, professor of anthropology, has been named the new associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts. His appointment is effective July 1.

Faculty and staff honors:

- Gary Bertoline, dean of the College of Technology, recently received the 2012 Career Achievement Award from the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at Ohio State University. The award honors EHE alumni for career accomplishments and contributions to their professions. The award cited Bertoline for his technical graphics textbook series that is used worldwide; his work in the 1990s that set the blueprint for engineering computer graphics curricula; leading the creation of Purdue's Envision Center for Perceptualization; and establishing five master's degree programs and growing the doctoral program in Purdue's College of Technology. Bertoline earned his doctorate in industrial technology education from Ohio State in 1987.

Student honors:

- William Vogel, who is from Connersville, Ind., and a recent graduate of the College of Liberal Arts, has been named one of 15 winners of the 2012 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies. From June 8-11, the awardees visited New York City for a series of special presentations in their honor, including meetings with scholars, behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives, and an awards dinner. More information is available at

- Swen Ervin, a Krannert School of Management student, has been selected to participate in the 2012 Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship. The 330 fellows were chosen from more than 2,350 applicants. Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit, aims to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S. economy so that all children receive a high-quality education. The fellows will participate in a 10-week summer program that offers high-impact work experience as a project consultant and includes professional development workshops, and access to a nationwide network of industry experts and alumni.

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