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Archive information for PURA members

History

A look at the beginnings of PURA. 
1976-1990
1991-2001

Year-in-Review

Annual overviews of PURA activities and accomplishments.

2002-2003   2003-2004   2004-2005   2005-2006   2006-2007  

2007-2008   2008-2009   2009-2010   2010-2011   2011-2012  

2012-2013   2013-2014   2014-2015   2015-2016   2016-2017

Annual Reports of Presidents and Committees

2011-2012     2012-2013     2013-2014     2014-2015     2015-2016     2016-2017

Earlier annual reports can be found in the Purdue University Archives.

Past Newsletters

2017
Dec. 2016-Jan.
March
April
May
June/July
August
September
2016
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
Winter
2014
Summer
Spring
Winter

2013
Fall
July
April
January

2012
November
July
April
January

2011
November
July
April
January

2010
November
July
April
January

2009
November
July
January

2008
November
July
February
 
2007
November
September
July
May
January
 


Past Award Winners

Recipients of the Arthur G. Hansen Recognition Award

This award recognizes a college, school, department, or division each year that excels in fostering a strong relationship between its retirees and Purdue.

2003 - Cooperative Extension Service 2010 - No Award Presented
2004 - Department of Agronomy 2011 - No Award Presented
2005 - Department of Animal Sciences 2012 - Department of Nutrition Science
2006 - School of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2013 - Department of Biochemistry
2007 - No Award Presented 2014 - No Award Presented
2008 - Housing and Food Services 2015 - Cooperative Extension
2009 - Cooperative Extension Service 2016 - College of Health and Human Sciences with
special recognition to the Office of Student Services

Recipients of the Betty M. Nelson Special Recognition Award
This award recognizes 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. 2011 - Martha Chiscon for Outstanding Work as Chairperson of PURA's Benefits Committee
2005 - Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (Purdue) 2012 - Katherine "Kate" LaMar, Benefits Customer Service Administrator and insurance liaison for PURA
2006 - Department of Human Resource Services 2013 - Michele A. Salla, Human Resources employee, for her outstanding services as PURA's advisor
2007 - Purdue Marketing Communications 2014 - Don K. Gentry, Chair of PURA's Health Insurance and Benefits Committee, for his extensive community, PURA and Purdue University services
2008 - Office of Special Events, UniversityDevelopment 2015 - W. Scott Rumble, past president of PURA and pastchair of the PurposefulLiving in retirement Committee for unending contributions to PURA and Purdue retirees.
2009 - Purdue Federal Credit Union, Bob Falk, President & CEO, and Jackie Hoffman, VP Human Resources & Marketing 2016 - Jeris Eikenberry, PURA's Piano Man, past long-time chair of the Hospitality Committee, and member of two others for all he has done over the years for PURA.
2010 - Roy Johnson for Highest Quality Service to PURA



Past PACR and PURA Presidents:

Initially called the President’s Advisory Council on Retirement (PACR), the organization’s name was changed to the Purdue University Retirees Association (PURA) in 2002.  Since its inception in 1976, PACR/PURA has been led by retired faculty and staff from across the University.

Chairs of the President's Advisory Council on Retirement

1976-1977  Harland W. White
(Admissions)
1977-1978 Max Steer
(Audiology and Speech Sciences)
1978-1979 John B. Peterson
(Agronomy)
1979-1980 Kathleen Johnston
(Consumer Sciences and Retailing)
1980-1981 John F. Stover
(History)
1981-1982 Russell Cosper
(English)
1981-1982 Russell Cosper
(English)
1982-1983 Vivian Johnson
(Physics)
1983-1984 Marion B. Scott
(Civil Engineering)
1984-1986 Jay W. Wiley
(Management)
1986-1987 Val Bergdolt
(Mechanical Engineering)
1987-1988 Hal Veenker
(Health Education)
1988-1990 Will Schalliol
(Chemistry)
1990-1991 Mary Fuqua
(Consumer and Family Sciences)
1991-1992 John Bothel
(Pharmacy)
1992-1993 Richard McDowell
(Freshman Engineering)
1993-1994 Margaret (Peggy) Conte
(Consumer Sciences and Retailing)
1994-1996 Ed Frickey
(Agriculture)
1996-1998 Don Gustafson
(Veterinary Pathobiology)
1998-2000 Howard G. Diesslin
(Agricultural Economics)
2000-2002 Betty M. Nelson
(Dean of Students)

Presidents of the Purdue University Retirees Associaion

2002-2003 Betty M. Nelson
(Dean of Students
2003-2005 Roy A. Johnson
(Registrar)
2005-2006 Christiane E. Keck
(Foreign Languages and LIteratures)
2006-2007 Michael Drayer
(Human Resources
Services)
2007-2008 Betty M. Suddarth
(Registrar)
2008-2009 W. Scott Rumble
(Field Extension Educators)
2009-2010 Lois K. Wark
(Science Administration)
2010-2011 Christian J. Johannsen
(Agronomy)
2011-2012 Charles O. Rutledge
(Vice President for Research)
2012-2013 E. Suzanne Hiser
(Management Administration)
2013-2014 Robert W. Bain
(Physical Facilities Computing)
2014-2015 Dan E. Collins
(Internal Audit)
2015-2016 Olivia B. Wood
(Foods and Nutrition)
2016-2017 Melinda H. Bain
(Office of the Executive Vice President
and Treasurer)