March 10, 2017

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

Pam Horne, vice provost for enrollment management, received the Distinguished Service Award from the College Board during the Midwestern Regional Forum on Feb. 26. President Mitch Daniels was a keynote speaker at the forum and was present when she received the honor.  Director of Admissions Mitch Warren read Horne’s citation and he and College board Regional Vice President Greg Walker presented the award. This award recognizes an individual who has made great contributions to education in the Midwestern Region. The recipient has demonstrated enduring and distinguished service to American education, students and the College Board. The person also is an innovator and leader in their educational field, a forceful spokesperson for important educational and societal goals, and someone who has reached beyond their professional area to promote educational ideals.


Brian Zimmerman, a 2016 graduate of Krannert’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, was awarded a $5,000 grant Feb. 27 from the StreetShares Foundation, a resource for veteran-owned small businesses. Zimmerman had previously created a dog care business. His Income Designers business won first place from StreetShares. His business is designed to produce extra income to make a difference in peoples’ lives. It provides step-by-step instruction on how to set up different types of businesses. Income Designers offers webinars, videos, and other resources for potential entrepreneurs. 

The Indiana University School of Medicine honored Purdue president emeritus Steven C. Beering by naming the west wing of Lyles-Porter Hall in honor of the university’s past president. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on March 7. The Steven C. Beering Medical Education Wing of Lyles-Porter Hall is home of the IU School of Medicine – West Lafayette. Beering served as Purdue president from 1983-2000 and also is a former dean of the Indiana University Medical School from 1974-1983. He was a key figure in creating the regionally distributed system of medical education in Indiana today. Lyles-Porter Hall also is home to various programs from the College of Health and Human Sciences, including the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Clarence Maybee, information literacy specialist in Purdue Libraries, has accepted a weeklong faculty position with the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program. The program, which will take place July 23-28, is designed for academic librarians who want to enhance their teaching or programming skills related to information literacy. Maybee will join nationally recognized faculty from colleges and universities across the nation to work intensively for several days on all aspects of information literacy. 

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