Hall of Fame, 2022

Pictures from the 2022 Hall of Fame Reception

Janice Buckles

Jan BucklesJan worked in the Nutrition Science Department for 18 wonderful years. She retired in January 2016.

She has been married to her best friend, Steve for 41 fabulous years. They have lived in the same little town for almost 38 years. They have four amazing kids and eight precious grandkids.

They spend a lot of time visiting their kids and grandkids all over the U.S. which has enabled them to see a great deal of our beautiful country. Jan enjoys going on long walks with her sweet Shih-Tzu, Sammie; who in fact is quite spoiled and goes most places with them.

Jan loves following her former students and celebrating their successes, marriages, births, and supporting them in times of need. Her hope has always been and always will be that she will make a difference in the lives of as many students as possible. She always hopes to make hearts smile.

Memories from Jan's former students


Linda Ulerich

 UlerichLinda Ulerich is a clinical dietitian with over 40 years’ experience in various areas of nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling.  She graduated Suma cum lade from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree via the coordinated undergraduate program for nutrition and dietetics in 1977.

She has worked at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital campus, in Indianapolis since 1978.  She has specialized in the field of transplant since 1979 and has worked with kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, and lung transplant patients over the years.

She is currently a senior clinical dietitian for the heart and lung transplant teams at Methodist Hospital as well as for heart failure team, who care for patients with ventricular assist device (VAD).  She holds certifications in clinical nutrition support and as a clinical transplant dietitian.

Linda’s accomplishments include:

Registered Young Dietitian of the Year by the Indiana Dietetic Association in 1986.

Founder of the Annual Transplant Nutrition Conference, sponsored by NATCO (National Transplant Coordinators Organization).  She has been involved as a speaker and program planning member from its inception in 2012, retiring in 2021.

She has spoken to various professional and lay groups in the areas of renal dialysis and transplant nutrition, as well as sports nutrition. She was a council member of the Indiana Kidney Foundation and the Indiana-based Renal Network for many years.

She has published in both professional and lay publications, with her main emphasis on the field of transplant nutrition.

Linda and her husband, Mike, were both members of the Purdue Reamer Club during their time at Purdue and are lifetime members of the Purdue Alumni Association.


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