November 10, 2017

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- David McKinnis, special adviser in the Purdue Office of Corporate and Global Partnerships, was named as a Samuel C. Schlosser Volunteers of the Year recipient during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 28th annual awards dinner on Tuesday (Nov. 7) in Indianapolis. A record 2,000 people attended the event at the Indiana Convention Center. An Indiana Chamber release states, “Whether in his roles at Purdue or as board president of Indiana INTERNnet (the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber), McKinnis appreciates the value internships bring to students. He has worked tirelessly to help deliver additional career connections.”

- Purdue recently received several honors in the 2070 Pride of Case V Awards Program, which recognizes the best work in communications, alumni relations and development from members of CASE District V -- academic institutions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

* Purdue Today -- Gold Award for Best Tabloid/Newsletter for Internal Audience. Office of Marketing and Media.

* Executive in Residence Program -- Gold Award for Best Student Alumni Programming. University Residences.

* "Moving Indiana Forward" -- Bronze Award for Best Annual Report. The Purdue Extension annual report, produced by a joint team from Extension and Agricultural Communication.

* Envision -- Honorable Mention for Best Specialized or Unit-level Magazine. Envision is the College of Agriculture magazine, published by Agricultural Communication.

 

Rankings:

- IndustryWeek has listed Purdue University as the No. 4 Manufacturing School of 2017, based on the U.S. News & World Report’s current ranking of the top undergraduate industrial/manufacturing programs. IndustryWeek writes, “Purdue’s IN-MaC (Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center), in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University, is an integrated partnership among industry, academia, and government that addresses education, workforce, new technology adoption, and research for future competitiveness. Purdue’s Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises promotes education, research and industrial engagement for those interested in operations management and manufacturing management. And the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) advocates for Indiana’s thousands of manufacturers by leveraging resources in both the and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and increase competitiveness.” The IndustryWeek story and listing is here.

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