Purdue announcement scheduled for new venture in downtown Indianapolis

June 17, 2015  



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - On Thursday (June 18) Purdue University will host a news conference to announce the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School. With partners from the city of Indianapolis, USA Funds and EmployIndy, the school is being designed for inner-city students to succeed in STEM areas throughout a high school education and beyond.

Please join us at the news conference Thursday where more details will be shared. 

WHO:   Mitch Daniels, Purdue University President

            Gary Bertoline, Dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute

            Carol D’Amico, USA Funds

WHAT:     A news conference to announce the formation of Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School

WHEN:    Thursday, June 18, at 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Purdue University Indianapolis Office

               101 W. Ohio St., Suite 1250


Media interested in attending should contact Charlie Henry or Brian Zink for parking information.

CONTACT: Charlie Henry, Purdue senior communication strategist

                  cghenry@purdue.edu, 765-496-2644 (office), 317-893-9005 (cell)

                  Brian Zink, Purdue News Service director

                  bzink@purdue.edu, 765-494-2080 (office), 765-404-9290 (cell) 

Media are also welcome to attend Celebrating the Transformation of Education through Public Policy, a panel discussion and reception hosted by The Mind Trust starting at 7 p.m. on June 18 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The panel will feature Purdue President Mitch Daniels and former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and will be moderated by Kevin Chavous, an Indianapolis native who went on to serve on the Washington, D.C., City Council and as its Education Committee chairman. The event is by invitation only, but members of the media can cover the event by contacting Steve Campbell, The Mind Trust’s vice president of communications, at scampbell@themindtrust.org

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