November 2, 2017

An Evening with the Old Masters to take place Monday

The fourth annual Evening with the Old Masters will be held at 5-6:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 6) at Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Through a moderated panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the 2017 Old Masters and ask questions about their careers and paths to success.

This year’s theme is "Leaving a Lasting Legacy." The panel discussion will emphasize how individuals can make an impact and leave a legacy not only at Purdue, but also in the community and workplace. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Old Masters program, which is set to take place Sunday through Tuesday (Nov. 5-7). Throughout the Old Masters’ time on campus, they will be participating in multiple campus events and activities while creating relationships and sharing advice with Purdue students.

The 2017 Old Masters are:

* Brian Cardinal, BS 2000, management. Assistant director of John Purdue Club and former NBA player.

* Moses Chan, BS 1991, MS 1993, PhD 1999, electrical and computer engineering. Technical fellow of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

* Malcolm DeKryger, MS 1983, animal science. CEO, president and part-owner of Belstra Milling and member of Purdue University Board of Trustees.

* Julie Goonewardene, BS 1981, management; MS 2010, health communication. Associate vice chancellor for innovation and strategic investment and managing director at UT Horizon Fund, University of Texas system.

* Kathy Kilmer, BS 1992, industrial engineering. Director of sales analytics and insights at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

* Ed Langford, BS 1981, landscape architecture. Technical director of Cruise Missile Support Activity and member of U.S. Navy on active duty, 1981-2010.

* Katie MacFarlane, PharmD 1989. Founder and managing partner at SmartPharma LLC Consulting.

* Anthony Miller, BS 1989, industrial engineering. Co-founder, COO and partner of The Vistria Group and former COO and deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

* Ginger Thompson, BA 1986, communications. Senior reporter at ProPublica.

* Julia Kalish, Honorary Old Master. BS 1993, organizational leadership and supervision; MS 2000, industrial technology; PhD 2005, technology. Continuing lecturer at Krannert School of Management.

The Old Masters Program has been a Purdue tradition since 1950. It connects distinguished alumni and students in an effort to unite generations and empower one another to move the world forward together as Boilermakers. The program is designed to honor those who have achieved success in their own fields.

For more information about the Old Masters Program and this year’s Old Masters, visit

Writer: Olivia Crouse, 

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