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LOUISE WATKINS, HE ’55, Carlsbad, CA, published a novel in May titled The Outreach Committee, Because Marriage Can Be Murder under her pen name, C.L. Woodhams. The book is a suspense novel about spousal abuse.

JOAN ROBERTSON MCFADDEN, HE ’56, MS CSR ’57, Seymour, IN, received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She also was recognized for co-editing the book Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences.


LEROY KEYES, HK ’69, West Lafayette, IN, received a 2015 Sagamore Sankofa Award. He played eight years in the National Football League and retired from his post at the John Purdue Club in 2011.

RALPH TAYLOR, HK ’69, Indianapolis, IN, received a 2015 Sagamore Sankofa Award. He works as a consultant and color analyst for Purdue Sports Properties.


KAY WOODWARD, PSY ’72, MS PSY ’73, PhD PSY ’78, received the 2015 Freida and Winifred Parker Pioneering Purdue Women Award from the Sagamore Sankofa Awards Committee. She is the director of the J.W. Woodward Funeral Home in Spartanburg, SC.

EDGAR CLODFELTER, PSY ’76, Adamant, VT, has gained Vermont Master Property Appraiser designation, the highest designation available in the state.

KATHRYN JORDAN, HK ’78, Indianapolis, IN, received the Freida & Winifred Parker Pioneering Purdue Women Award from the Sagamore Sankofa Awards Committee. She guides athletes and entertainers as the head of KJordan Consulting LLC.


DOUG BINZEL, HTM ’80, is the director of regional sales for the Wasserstrom Co. in Columbus, OH.

TODD E. BUTLER, HTM ’85, is the president of Butler Insurance Inc. in Fishers, IN, and is in his fourth year as an independent agent.

HARI SINGH, HTM ’87, is the owner of Indiana Restaurant in Jaipur, India.

ELLEN CARNEY DELONG, HTM ’89, Indianapolis, IN, is celebrating 16 years at Ernst & Young LLP and is working as the assistant director of tax technology services.

AMY HINES, CSR ’89, Smithfield, VA, is the executive producer and co-writer of “Why Me?,” an anti-dog fighting music video using humans depicting dogs.


DINA HJI-AUGOUSTIS, HTM ’90, is a fine-wine sales representative at RDNC, formerly National Wine & Spirits, in Indianapolis, IN.

KELLY ANN PAYTON, HTM ’90, is the manager of outpatient rehab at Boulder Community Health in Boulder, CO.

KARL D. GORDON, HTM ’91, is a senior finance manager at Suntrust Bank in Richmond, VA.

LAURA NEMTUDA, HTM ’99, works as a night auditor at Fairfield Inn and Suites in Lafayette, IN.

LAURA SNIADECKI, NUTR ’99, Indianapolis, is the owner of A.G. Maas Co. the oldest janitorial supply company in Indianapolis, IN.


CARY COUNTRYMAN, HTM ’01, is a professor and department chair of business management at Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

MISSY WRIGHT, PSY ’03, Alameda, CA, achieved Certified Consultant status from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in 2015. She is an assistant professor in the kinesiology department at California State University, East Bay, and works as a sport psychology consultant.

ADAM FETSCH, HTM ’05, is the creator of Rewind Candles in Charleston, SC, where he transforms more than 40,000 wine bottles each month into wine-scented candles. His candles are sold in stores in all 50 states, Canada, Australia and South Korea.

HILLARY GRAMM, CSR ’05, League City, TX, was recently chosen as one of the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She works as the resource development director at Communities in Schools-Bay Area.

BIANCA PRYOR, CSR ’06, is vice president at BrainJuicer, a market research firm with headquarters in London, England, and 12 offices throughout the world.

ASHLEY GREGORY, HTM ’07, is the director of sales at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette in Lafayette, IN.

MALLORI WALKER, NUR ’08, MS NUR ’15, is a registered nurse in the pediatrics department at IU Health Arnett, Lafayette, IN.

SAM PORTER, HTM ’09, is director of operations for Levy Restaurants at StubHub Center in Carson, CA.


RACHEL KIPPENBROCK, HTM ’10, is in her second year of the Vanderbilt University Executive MBA program and is working as an associate director of revenue management operations at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, GA.

LAURA MESKER, HTM ’10, is working for Welborn Baptist Foundation as the senior health and nutrition program coordinator in Evansville, IN.

CALVIN W. CARIE, HTM ’11, works for Short’s Travel Management, NCAA, as a meeting and event planner in Indianapolis.

CAITLIN GOODING, HTM ’13, is a front office manager for Starwood Hotels at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago. She received the Stellar Performer award in January 2014 and February 2016.

MELISSA MILLER, HTM ’13, is working for General Hotels Corp. as a revenue manager assistant in Indianapolis.

KEELEY GILBERT STINGEL, HDFS ’13, Salem, IN, has been named to the board of directors for the Indiana Youth Institute. She is South Central Indiana community liaison for the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).

KARLY HIQUET, PSY ’14, Columbus, IN, was named a 2015 Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow, one of 10 Purdue grads among this year’s 49 honorees. Each fellow receives $30,000 to complete a special master’s degree program in exchange for a three-year commitment to teach in Indiana districts in need.

ARIANNA BATISTATOS, HTM ’15, works for Hyatt Regency Maui as the assistant front office manager in Lahaina, HI.

RACHEL BLANKENSHIP, HTM ’15, is sports marketing and recreation manager at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette in Lafayette, IN.

CHELSEA GATHERS, HTM ’15, is assistant director of environmental services at Aramark in Alamogordo, NM.

Though their conferred degrees may have come from departments named differently at the time, the alumni listed in Generations are matched with the academic units by the current names.

  • CSR — Consumer Science
  • HK — Health and Kinesiology
  • HSCI — Health Sciences
  • HE — Home Economics
  • HTM — Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • HDFS — Human Development and Family Studies
  • NUR — Nursing
  • NUTR — Nutrition Science
  • PSY — Psychological Sciences
  • SLHS — Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Angela Barron McBride

One of four 2016 Purdue Distinguished Women Scholars

Angela Barron McBride, PSY ’78, Lafayette, IN, was one of four Purdue alumnae honored as 2016 Purdue Distinguished Women Scholars in recognition of leadership and outstanding contributions to their fields. McBride, who was the first graduate of Purdue to receive a doctorate in developmental psychology, chairs the Indiana University Health Board committee on quality and patient safety. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division 35 (women’s health) and Division 38 (health psychology), and she received the latter’s Outstanding Contributions to Nursing and Health Psychology Award in 1995. McBride served as the fourth dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing from 1991 to 2003. The Office of the Provost and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence honored the recipients at a reception in March.