Butler Center for Leadership Excellence to honor alumnae at Distinguished Women Scholars 2013

February 11, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence in early March will celebrate alumnae who have made significant contributions in their academic and professional communities during the third annual Distinguished Women Scholars 2013.

The Office of the Provost, in partnership with the center, will honor Purdue alumnae as part of the campus celebration at 3 p.m., March 1, in the Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a panel discussion with the honorees. Registration is not required.

"By recognizing our academic women of distinction, we also acknowledge and celebrate our faculty's contributions to mentoring these successful scholars and recognize Purdue's contribution to diversifying university faculty across the nation," says Beverly Davenport Sypher, vice provost for faculty affairs and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center Chair for Leadership Excellence.

"At the same time, we symbolize to our undergraduate and graduate students the possibilities a Purdue doctorate enables. We hope the recipients will be role models to all of our scholars in the making."

In 2012, Purdue honored Jane Butler Kahle, the Condit Professor of Science Education Emerita at Miami University; Carolyn Woo, chief executive officer and president of Catholic Relief Services; and Kathleen Blake Yancey, the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University.

Writer: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, pfiorini@purdue.edu

Sources: Beverly Davenport Sypher, 765-494-9709, bdsypher@purdue.edu

Katie Pope: 765-494-9879, cepope@purdue.edu

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