September 25, 2017

Purdue ‘newcomers’ invited to community networking event

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A local event designed to plug newcomers into the local community will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 12 in Carnahan Hall, 2200 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette.

While the event is open to all Purdue employees, as well as those from other local companies, it is primarily geared toward those who have relocated here within the past two to three years and want to learn more about Greater Lafayette. A town and gown committee, co-chaired by Beth McCuskey, Purdue’s vice provost for student life, worked with event sponsors Greater Lafayette Commerce and Purdue Federal Credit Union to organize the event.

“This will be like community ‘speed dating,’” McCuskey said. “There will be a variety of areas set up so participants can easily move about the room, interact and gather information about the services and amenities in the community.”

Among those who will be on hand to speak with attendees are West Lafayette Mayor John R. Dennis and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski; school superintendents; Tippecanoe County commissioners; and representatives from the parks department, medical facilities, libraries, fitness facilities, and local arts and civic organizations. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages also will be served.

Purdue employees planning to attend should RSVP by Oct. 2 to Pamela Nesbitt, senior director of human resources, at   

Contact: Pamela Nesbitt, senior director of human resources,

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