Golden Taps ceremony to honor 5 Purdue students

April 14, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Golden Taps ceremony will be Monday (April 20) to honor students who died in the past year.

Golden Taps, a collaboration of the Office of the Dean of Students, University Residences and the Purdue Student Union Board, has been a campus tradition since 1994. Additional groups involved in the ceremony are Purdue Memorial Union, Purdue Musical Organizations, Black Cultural Center, Purdue Bands and Orchestras, Gimlet Leadership Honorary, Purdue Student Government, Purdue Graduate Student Government, and Reamer Club.

Family, friends and community members are invited to gather at 9 p.m. at Purdue Memorial Union's Great Hall. Attendees will then proceed to the "Unfinished Block P" in Academy Park outside Stewart Center for a brief outdoor ceremony.

The five students who will be honored this year are:

* Zachary Bish, a freshman in the College of Technology from Noblesville, Indiana.

* Ethan Colombana, a junior in the College of Engineering from Edmonds, Washington.

* Lynda Glover, a senior in the College of Health and Human Sciences from West Lafayette, Indiana.

* Taesoo Kim, a junior in the College of Engineering from Seoul, South Korea.

* Curtis Swan, a sophomore in the College of Technology from Lafayette, Indiana.

After the ceremony, a reception will take place in Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 765-494-1747. 

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