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September 4, 2012

Purdue recognizes five new Boilermakers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University is recognizing five students who are new Boilermakers this academic year.

Purdue Marketing and Media has developed a website at http://www.purdue.edu/fivestudents/new-boilermakers/ that includes information about the students who are eager to start the next chapter in their lives.

The five "New Boilermakers" include:

*Logan Hettinger of Jasper, Ind., who is studying engineering. When not studying or pursuing his goal of making the Purdue baseball team as a walk-on, Hettinger helps with the Special Olympics, where he serves as a unified partner alongside his cousin, who has autism.

*Elliot Mathieu of Little Rock, Ark., who is majoring in actuarial science. The son of Haitian immigrants, Mathieu held a summer internship with an EEOC lawyer and hopes to use actuarial science as a way to combine three of his interests - debate, math and science.

*Johanna Rohler of Indianapolis, who is studying dietetics. She hopes to use her knowledge to work in a hospital environment and be involved with short-term mission work around the world.

*Dana Smith of Livonia, Mich., who is studying math. Smith takes the phrase "student responsibility" seriously and looks to build on a high school resume that includes being a class president, four-year member of the Quiz Bowl team, a stellar scholar and member of the golf team.

*Elizabeth Stanley of Great Falls, Mont., who is studying broadcast journalism. After graduating from Purdue, she hopes to become a network news anchor in one of the top markets, such as New York City or Los Angeles.

Writer: Brian Peloza, 765-494-2084, bpeloza@purdue.edu

Sources: Logan Hettinger, hettinge@purdue.edu

Elliot Mathieu, emathieu1@purdue.edu

Johanna Rohler, jrohler@purdue.edu

Dana Smith, smit1604@purdue.edu

Elizabeth Stanley, stanley2@purdue.edu