Appointments, honors and activities

February 13, 2015  

Faculty and staff honors:

- Jim Beaty, superintendent of the Purdue University Agronomy Center for Research and Education since 1986, has received the Research Center Administrators Society's Distinguished Service Award. The award, given for service, leadership and outstanding contributions to RCAS over an extended period, was presented Feb. 3 during the group's annual meeting. RCAS is the national society for administrators of field stations, research and education centers or other branch research facilities of state agricultural experiment stations. 

Student honors:

- Teams from Krannert School of Management placed first and second in the Indiana Association for Corporate Growth Cup competition Feb. 7. ACG members are executives involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for Fortune 500 firms and middle-market companies. The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give MBA students insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. The Purdue students competed in the Indiana chapter's competition. Members of the first-place team are Matt Christopher, Eshan Goel, Lukas Brenner, Patrick Haslanger. Members of the second-place team are Saumya Saxena, Zhaolin Yuan, Raghav Singh, Boqian Sun. 

- The Purdue University Flight Team qualified for the national Safety Conference (SAFECON) competition after placing third in the Region Eight flight meet last fall. Sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association, SAFECON will take place May 11-16 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit  

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