Purdue Faculty Association (PFA)

The Purdue Faculty Association (aka PFA) was originally created in 2005 by a group of junior faculty members as a way to provide opportunities for incoming and existing faculty to socialize and foster friendships and connections across the Purdue community.
With the generous support of the Office of the Provost, PFA organizes events throughout the academic year, which enable faculty of all ranks, designations and ages from across campus to meet each other and experience Greater Lafayette. Planned events include Happy Hours on and off campus, on-campus lunches and other special events.

All faculty are members of PFA, and are welcome to take part in its events. Guests are welcome, although some events will be limited to those 21 and older. If you are not receiving PFA’s emails and would like to, you can add yourself by visiting this website. If you would like more information on the Association, please contact one of the current chairs: Dr. Dan Foti or Dr. Jessica Ogden.

All events will be held in accordance with Protect Purdue guidelines. Please visit https://protect.purdue.edu/updates/ for the most recent guidelines and further details.

All events will be held in accordance with Protect Purdue guidelines. Please visit https://protect.purdue.edu/updates/ for the most recent guidelines and further details.

2021-2022 Activities

Date and Time Activity
September 12, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Social
Lafayette Brewing Company, Upstairs
October 2, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Purdue Homecoming Football Tailgate

October 17, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wea Creek Orchard Outing
Wea Creek Orchard
October 21, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Pop-up Happy Hour
Escape Velocity Brewery, 405 Sagamore Parkway South
December 13, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Event
Bru Burger, 101 Main St Suite 100, Lafayette, IN 47901
TBD, January/February
Ice Skating
Tapawingo Park
TBD, March/April
Spring Group Hike
TBD, April/May
Wine Tasting
Wildcat Creek Winery
TBD, Summer
Lafayette Aviators Baseball Game
Loeb Stadium, Lafayette, Indiana

Past Co-chairs and Past Programs

Year Name Department Program
2019-20 Jen William, Susie Swithers and Dan Foti Languages and Cultures; Psychological Sciences
2018-19 Jen William and  Susie Swithers
Languages and Cultures; Psychological Sciences
2017-18 Catherine Dossin, Rachael Kenney, Yukiko Maed, and Robyn Malo Art History, Mathematics, Educational Studies and English List of Activities
2016-17 Catherine Dossin and Deanna Kolar Art History and Management List of Activities
2015-16 Sandra Sydnor and Amy David Hospitality and Tourism Management and Management List of Activities
2014-15 Susan Sangha and Sandra Taylor Psychological Sciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences List of Activities
2013-14 Bryce Carlson and Ilana (Barnes) Stonebraker Biology and Libraries List of Activities
2012-13 Michael Johnston and David Barbarash English and Landscape Architecture List of Activities
2011-12 Haley Oliverand and Jeffrey Turco Food Science and German List of Activities
2010-11 Robyn Malo and Milind Kulkarni English and Electrical and Computer Engineering List of Activities
2009-10 Rachael Kenney and Charles Killian Mathematics and Computer Sciences List of Activities
2008-09 Melanie Shoffner and Sharon Williams English and Curriculum & Instruction and Anthropology List of Activities
2007-08 Tansel Yilmazer and Will Gray Consumer Sciences and History List of Activities
2006-07 Mike Mickelbart, and unofficially, Stacey Mickelbart Botany and Plant Pathology List of Activities
2005-06 Hugh Hillhouse and Kyoung-Shin Choi Chemical Engineering and Chemistry List of Activities

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