Marion W. Blalock

Marion Williamson Blalock

A Living Legacy

Ms. Marion Williamson Blalock retired as the Director of the Minority Engineering Program (MEP), in August of 2008, after serving for more than 34 years. Marion’s contributions to Purdue's College of Engineering span three decades and have had a monumental impact on national and local educational programs. She transformed MEP into a national model that has been replicated at major universities throughout the nation. Marion has mentored thousands of minority students here at Purdue, and across the country, and has helped over 2,300 URMs graduate with their engineering degrees. Many of her students have gone on to stellar careers in engineering, education, and business.

Marion is a graduate of Purdue University, earning her B.S. in Sociology and M.S. in Counseling and Personnel Services. Prior to her appointment as the Director of MEP, she served as the Assistant Dean of Students at Purdue.

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