November 1, 1996

Purdue Notebook

Faculty and Staff Honors:

-- John F. Feldhusen, who is the Robert B. Kane Distinguished Professor of Education, received an achievement award from the Indiana Department of Education. Feldhusen was honored during a National Association for Gifted Children convention in Indianapolis, of which the Indiana Department of Education was host. Feldhusen, who will retire from Purdue in June, is a nationally recognized expert on gifted education and is co-director of Purdue's Gifted Education Resource Institute.

-- Richard Heslin, associate professor of psychological sciences, and Barbara R. Rowe, associate professor of consumer sciences and retailing, received Excellence in Consumer Education awards from the State of Indiana Office of the Attorney General. Heslin and Rowe were two of four individuals selected to receive the awards from more than 50 candidates.

-- Stephen J. Hiemstra, professor of restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management, received the John Wiley & Sons Research Award from the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education for lifetime contributions to outstanding scholarship and research in hospitality and tourism.

-- Gordon Mork, professor of history, has been invited to participate in the Round Table Group, an international consortium of professors and experts in more than 500 business-related fields. Through the consortium, scholars are linked with companies to provide consulting services and serve as expert sources for business journalists.

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Alumni Honors:

-- Scott F. Kaslusky, Westfield, N.J., was named to the USRowing Collegiate All-American team for 1996. Kaslusky graduated in May with highest distinction with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

-- Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will honor six of its most distinguished alumni Thursday (11/7) with the school's annual Outstanding Electrical Engineer Awards. The 1996 recipients are:

Steven J. Balser, Scotia, N.Y., president of Power Technologies Inc., Schenectady, N.Y., who received a bachelor's degree in 1969, a master's degree in 1972 and a doctorate in 1974.

Errol P. EerNisse (pronounced ear-NEES-ee), Salt Lake City, president of Quartztronics Inc. and Quartex Inc., who earned his master's and doctoral degrees in 1963 and 1965, respectively.

Duncan H. Lawrie, Champaign, Ill., professor of computer science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who received his bachelor's degree in 1966.

P. June Min, Seoul, Korea, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Anam Industrial Co., who earned his master's degree in 1966 and his doctorate in 1969.

David A. Stamm, Auburn, Calif., president and chief executive officer of Clarify Inc., San Jose, who received his bachelor's degree in 1973.

Otto Voegeli, Morgan Hill, Calif., a private consultant and retired vice president of Advanced Memory Components Inc., who earned master's and doctoral degrees in 1968 and 1971, respectively.


Compiled by Ellen Rantz, (765) 494-2073; Internet,

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