Old Masters announced for 2013 fall program

June 14, 2013  

The Purdue Old Masters Central Committee has announced that the 2013 Old Masters have been selected for the November program.

These individuals will be on campus from Nov. 3-5 and will participate in classroom talks, student organization receptions and social activities.

The 10 individuals who have been chosen as Old Masters for the fall of 2013 are:

* Ted Bishop, 38th president of the Professional Golf Association of America. He earned his bachelor's degree in agronomy in 1976.

* Maj. Gen. John Brennan, retired 2 Star General and associate director of Military Support for the CIA. He earned his bachelor's degree in aeronautics and astronautics in 1976.

* Julie Eddleman, marketing director of Proctor & Gamble Co. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Both degrees are from consumer and family science.

* Virginia Jacko, former financial executive at Purdue for 24 years and current CEO of Miami Lighthouse. She earned her master's degree in financial counseling in 1975.

* Marshall Larsen, board of directors of United Technologies Corp., and retired chairman, president, and CEO of Goodrich Corp. He earned his master's degree in industrial administration in 1977.

* Mark Lester, retired executive vice president of exploration at Chesapeake Energy Corp. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering geology.

* Cynthia Niekamp, vice president and senior vice president of coating at PPG Industries. She earned her bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1981.

* Karen Korellis Reuther, creative director at Cast Collective. She earned her bachelor's degree in industrial design in 1979.

* Barbara Smith, senior vice president and CFO of Commercial Metals Co. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting in 1981.

* Greg Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens. He earned his bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1981.

Josh Folk and Stacy Hauersperger are the directing co-chairs of the Old Masters Program. "Each of these individuals has a unique story to share with the Purdue community," said Hauersperger. "Old Masters allows the student body to reunite with 10 distinguished professionals who share their work and life experiences in order to help shape younger generations' character and inspire leadership for a lifetime."

This program has been a longstanding tradition on Purdue's campus since 1950, Folk said.

"I am sure our community will be incredibly inspired throughout the duration of the program," he said.

Faculty or student organizations interested in scheduling classroom talks or receptions with the Old Masters should visit www.purdueoldmasters.org to complete a classroom talk request. Students interested in being involved with the Old Masters Program as hosts or hostesses should attend the Old Masters callout on Aug. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. More information about the Old Masters program can be found at www.purdueoldmasters.org, or email inquiries may be sent to oldmasters@purdue.edu.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Cheryl Brantley, Old Masters adviser, 765-496-3463, brantley@purdue.edu

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