Spring is a busy time and this year has been no exception.
As in past years the Dean of Engineering, Leah Jamieson, likes to take some time to meet face-to-face with students who have been admitted to Purdue Engineering along with our Alums in those areas. The Dean’s Receptions are a great way for students to meet each other as well as learn first hand from our alums about what life is really like after graduation. This year we’ve held Dean’s Receptions in California, Washington D.C., Georgia and right here in Indiana.
In addition to the Dean’s Receptions, the Office of Future Engineers co-hosted an Admitted-Alumni Event at the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston, TX with Shell, Purdue Solar Racing, the Engineering Alumni Association and the Purdue Alumni Association-Houston Chapter. Approximately 50 people attended the event on Saturday afternoon getting to know each other and cheering on Celeritas the Purdue Solar car. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2012/120326KingCeleritas.html
Last but not least I had the joyous opportunity of driving to Colorado over spring break where my husband and I exchanged vows at a little chapel at Camp Alexander, located near Lake George, CO which is in the mountains behind Pikes Peak. We were blessed to experience a beautiful spring day in the mountains of Colorado as the weather was a sunny 60 degrees. (Virtually unheard of for this time of year.)
So that’s it; six states in two months.
While I’ve spent a lot of time on the road during the Spring semester, I have still been able to meet and greet many of our prospective students and their families right here on campus. Whether it is here on campus or traveling the nation, I am thankful everyday to have the opportunity to wake up in the morning and go to a “job” that I love. It’s been said that if you love what you do; you will never work a day in your life. I believe this to be true.