The Leadership in Action Award

Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity; Mangala Subramaniam, Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence; Daniel DeLaurentis, Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Elizabeth Suazo-Flores, Research Associate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Elizabeth Coppola, PhD student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
     
The Leadership in Action award recognizes Purdue faculty, staff and students who have shown exemplary leadership within their respective areas of expertise. Whether it is through excellence in a particular field or demonstrable commitment to the success and development of other leaders, this award acknowledges honorees' accomplishments and professional contributions.
 
There are three categories of awards, honoring a faculty member, a staff member, and a student, each of whom show leadership with direct effect on their work and community environments.

2020 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Daniel DeLaurentis, Professor School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculty
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Associate Professor Department of Political Science Faculty
Elizabeth Suazo-Flores, Research Associate Department of Curriculum and Instruction Staff
Elizabeth Coppola PhD student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Student

2019 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Maria Marshall, Professor Department of Agricultural Economics Faculty
Amanda Dickson, International Extension Specialist College of Agriculture Staff
Aura Mishra Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Student

2018 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Ximena Arriaga, Professor Psychological Sciences Faculty

Jessica Ramsey, Assistant Director

Purdue Promise Staff

Brittany Mihalec-Adkins

Ph.D. Candidate, Human Development and Family Studies Student

2017 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Professor Human Development & Family Studies Faculty
Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean and Professor College of Agriculture Administration Faculty
Michelle Ashcraft Director of Purdue Promise Staff
Chanel Beebe Ph.D. Student, Engineering Education Department Student

2016 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Jane Kirkpatrick, Associate Dean College of Health and Human Sciences Faculty
Deborah Rupp, Professor and William C. Byham Chair  Industrial/Organizational Psychology  Faculty
Tracie Egger, Assistant Director, Office of Academic Programs College of Agriculture Staff
Brandon Fulk, Director of Internships College of Engineering Staff
Domenique Lumpkin Civil (Architectural) Engineering Student

2015 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Joan Fulton, Associate Head Dept. of Agricultural Economics Faculty
April Sauer, Managing Director Center for Food & Agricultural Business Staff
Ashley York, Director of Academic Advising Dept. of Animal Sciences Staff
Priyanka Brunese PhD Candidate, Dept. of Technology Leadership Student

2014 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Ann Elizabeth Rundell, Associate Professor Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty
Lowell Kane, Director LGBTQ Center Staff
Alsu Gilmetdinova, Ph.D. Candidate College of Education Student

2013 Leadership in Action Honorees

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Name Department Category
Donatella Danielli-Garofalo, Professor Mathematics Faculty
Cherise Hall, Director Financial Affairs, College of Agriculture Staff
Miriam Brown, Graduate Assistant Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Education Coordinator, Student Wellness Office Student