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In the news: Calhoun goes from choir to c-suite

Jack Calhoun, global president of Banana Republic and 1987 College of Technology graduate, was featured in The New York Times this fall in a piece titled "Banana Republic’s President, From Choir to C-Suite".

In addition to his life experiences -- from his Lafayette, Ind., childhood to his current position -- Calhoun mentions briefly his time at Purdue.  "When I graduated in 1987 from the College of Technology, it was becoming clear that balancing creativity, analytics and leadership would be important for me to feel fulfilled," he said.

Student researchers gain first-hand look at German manufacturing

Isaiah Butler and Hector Mena took in something extra during their spring break trip to Germany: behind-the-scenes tours at Germany manufacturers.

They combined their undergraduate research as part of the LSAMP undergraduate research program and the course MFET 49900 (Technology Innovation and Culture in Bavaria) during the weeklong trip to Germany over the spring break.

Lybrook instrumental in Leadership cohort

Daniel L. Lybrook not only was instrumental in creating our Weekend Master of Science program for Leadership, but also has taught multiple courses in the program for every cohort. When not helping ProSTAR, Lybrook is an associate professor in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation. He is a pure Boilermaker, having earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University.

CoT students create play area for local Boys and Girls Club

Area youth who take advantage of programs at the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club have a new playground area thanks to students at Purdue’s College of Technology (CoT) at Lafayette. As part of CoT’s OLS 46700 Service Learning course, the college students transformed an empty lot into a safe and fun place for kids to play.

The project was partially funded by the Community Service Student Grant Program, facilitated by Purdue’s Office of Engagement. Additional support came from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Wabash National, Oerlikon Fairfield and Kohl’s.

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