Parent and Family Advisory Board

Who they are

Tony Denhart- Co-Chair, Noblesville, INTony Denhart, co-chair
Noblesville, IN
Child at Purdue:
Jacob — Senior in Management
Nicole — Freshman in Exploratory Studies

David and Kathleen Prechtel Indianapolis, INChildren at Purdue: Eric – Senior in Selling & Sales Management/Biology Allison – Sophomore in Pre-DT/PT David and Kathleen Prechtel, co-chair
Indianapolis, IN
Children at Purdue:
Eric — Alumni 2014, Selling & Sales Management/Biology
Allison — Alumni 2015, Pre-OPT
Bryan — Senior in Technology/Building Construction Management
Mark — Freshman in Management

Julie Vanier Barrington, RIChild at Purdue: Jack – Freshman in Business Management and Economics Julie Vanier
Barrington, RI
Child at Purdue:
Jack — Senior, Selling & Sales Management
John and Cathy Wagner
Carmel, IN
Children at Purdue:
Sara — Alumni 2011, Communication
Luke — Alum, Sales & Marketing
Daniel — Alum 2016, Biology
Maggie — Sophomore in Biology
Lisa and Grant Harlan photoLisa Harlan
Kettering, OH
Child at Purdue:
Grant — Junior in Engineering
Carter photoStephen and Marilyn Carter
Indianapolis, IN
Child at Purdue:
Chris — Junior in Liberal Arts
Pierson photoRoger & Dawn Pierson
Wildwood, MO
Child at Purdue:
Bryan — Junior, Electrical Engineering
Vaid photoBharat & Manisha Vaid
Cochin, India
Child at Purdue:
Pushkal — Junior, Computer Engineering
Mudd photoChris & MaryJane Mudd
Houston, TX
Child at Purdue:
Juliette — Sophomore, Honors College, Biomedical Engineering
Gruninger photo Mark Gruninger
Zionsville, IN
Child at Purdue:
Allison — Senior in Computer Engineering
Tarkington Photo Linda Tarkington
Lafayette, IN
Children at Purdue:
Travis — Senior in Mechanical Engineering
Joseph — Junior in Finance
Campbell Photo Brenda Campbell
Lafayette, IN
Children at Purdue:
Joshua — in Aviation Technology
Jeremiah — Freshman in Engineering
Collins Photo Charlie & MaryAnn Collins
Village of Lakewood, IL
Child at Purdue:
Conner — Junior in Computer Science
Akerele PhotoOlusegun Akerele
Carmel, IN
Child at Purdue:
Oluwatobi— Sophomore in Electrical & Electronics Technology
Lorenc PhotoSteve & Ginny Lorenc
Hinsdale, IL
Child at Purdue:
Tom— Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering

What they do


To ensure that Purdue parents and families are equipped to provide the best support to enhance their student’s campus experience.


The Purdue Parent and Family Advisory Board provides feedback on parent and family programs and experiences, communicates with parents and families, serves as a liaison between parents, families and the University, and supports the Purdue Parent and Family Connections financial needs through fundraising. The board seeks to engage parents and families as stakeholders in their student’s campus experience.

Parents Fund

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