Archive information for PURA members
HistoryA look at the beginnings of PURA. A complete history can be found in the
PURA Policies and Procdures Manual on the About PURA webpage.
PURA history: 1976-1990
PURA history: 1991-2001
The Annual Reports and Past Newsletters are stored as pdf files. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these files.
Recent Annual Reports of Presidents and Committees
Earlier annual reports can be found in the Purdue University Archives.
Past Award WinnersRecipients of the Arthur G. Hansen Recognition Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize the school, department, or division judged each year to excel in fostering a strong relationship between that unit's retirees and Purdue.
|2003 - Cooperative Extension Service||2009 - Cooperative Extension Service|
|2004 - Department of Agronomy||2010 - No Award Presented|
|2005 - Department of Animal Sciences||2011 - No Award Presented|
|2006 - School of Aeronautics and Astronautics||2012 - Department of Nutrition Science|
|2007 - No Award Presented||2013 - Department of Biochemistry|
|2008 - Housing and Food Services||2014 - No Award Presented|
|2015 - Cooperative Extension|
Recipients of the Betty M. Nelson Special Recognition Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize persons or entities that have greatly improved the lives of Purdue retirees or made outstanding contributions to PURA.
|2004 - Harland W. White, the first chair of the President's Advisory Council on Retirement.
||2009 - Purdue Federal Credit Union, Bob Falk, President & CEO, and Jackie Hoffman, VP Human Resources & Marketing
|2005 - Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (Purdue)||2010 - Roy Johnson for Highest Quality Service to PURA|
|2006 - Department of Human Resource Services
||2011 - Martha Chiscon for Outstanding Work as Chairperson of PURA's Benefits Committee|
|2007 - Purdue Marketing Communications
||2012 - Katherine "Kate" LaMar, Benefits Customer Service Administrator and insurance liaison for PURA
|2008 - Office of Special Events, University
|2013 - Michele A. Salla, Human Resources employee, for her outstanding services as PURA's advisor
|2014 - Don K. Gentry, Chair of PURA's Health Insurance and Benefits Committee, for his extensive community, PURA and Purdue University services|