Chiscon honored with Betty M. Nelson Special Recognition Award
The Betty M. Nelson Special Recognition Award was presented to Martha Chiscon during PURA's annual fall Kickoff Luncheon.
The award recognizes persons or entities that have greatly improved the lives of Purdue retirees or made outstanding contributions to PURA. Chiscon served as chair of the PURA Benefits Committee for two three-year terms and was willing to serve an additional year to ensure that national legislative changes would be implemented appropriately for the retiree health insurance program. She demonstrated extraordinary advocacy for our retirees, perseverance in changing corporate systems and using the latest technology to get the job done.
The award is named in honor of Betty M. Nelson, former president of PURA, who worked to establish PURA as a formal organization with by-laws and guaranteed annual funding from the University.