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Congratulations Andrea Simone Gibson DuPerry, College of Engineering Fellow 2021-2022

Each student will receive a $10,000 gift upon graduation and may use the funds in any endeavor. The gifts are made possible through the generosity of benefactors Robert H. Buckman (BSChE ’59) and his wife, Joyce A. Mollerup.

The awards recognize the five seniors’ accomplishments, contributions and potential. The fellows are described as students who make a difference in the College and in the lives of others, bring creativity and imagination to their academic activities, demonstrate distinctive problem-solving abilities, and are respected by their peers and faculty.

DuPerry is earning a minor in global engineering and a Cornerstone Certificate in management and organization. A Bruce Helfert Memorial Award recipient during the 2020-2021 academic year, she has been on the dean’s list or received semester honors from the fall of 2019 to the present. DuPerry has served as a grader for IE 230 – Probabilities & Statistics – and currently is a teaching assistant in the undergraduate writing lab. Since her freshman year, she has worked as a communications assistant for the Purdue Minority Engineering Program (MEP). DuPerry also has served on the Industrial Engineering Student Advisory Committee (Vive Voce). Active in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), DuPerry currently serves as Purdue chapter president, and she previously was chapter membership chair, publicity chair, and president of the Freshman Board, as well as Regional Engineering Diversity chair. Also at Purdue, she is a member and current president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of the Society of Women Engineers, previously serving as a mentor. In addition, she lends her time as a seventh-grade algebra tutor and mentor for local students. To read more.