5 students fuel the spirit of Purdue University

March 1, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University is recognizing five students who help boost school spirit.

Purdue Marketing and Media has developed a website at http://www.purdue.edu/fivestudents/index.html that includes information on the students who are passionate about their university.

The five "Spirit Makers" include:

      * Elizabeth Hudson of Westfield, Ind., a junior studying professional writing and American studies. Hudson welcomes new Boilermakers to campus as a dean's ambassador for the College of Liberal Arts.

      * Jim Mlynarski of Palos Heights, Ill., a second-year graduate student in aviation management. Mlynarski has been Purdue Pete since his sophomore year.

      * Juan Crespo of South Bend, Ind., a junior studying atmospheric science. Crespo is a member of the Paint Crew, the men's basketball student section, and Block Party, the student section for women's volleyball.

      * Elizabeth Gerrity of Lockport, Ill., a junior in economics. Gerrity is a cheerleader for the Purdue Spirit Squad.

      * Paul Branham of Keller, Texas, a senior studying nuclear engineering. Branham is president of the Reamer Club, which is dedicated to preserving Purdue's traditions, and a driver for Purdue's mascot, the Boilermaker Special.

Writer:  Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006, rpiotrow@purdue.edu

Sources:  Elizabeth Hudson, hudsone@purdue.edu
                  Jim Mlynarski, jmlynars@purdue.edu
                  Juan Crespo, crespo@purdue.edu
                  Elizabeth Gerrity, egerrity@purdue.edu
                  Paul Branham, pab@purdue.edu