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January 9, 2002

Major Gift for Alumni Center

On Saturday (1/12) Purdue University will announce a major gift that will make possible the construction of a new alumni center on the corner of Grant and Wood streets in West Lafayette this year.

The donors will be available for media interviews from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Elliott Hall of Music stage on the West Lafayette campus. You also are invited to attend a luncheon featuring presentations by the donors, alumni association leaders and university administrators from noon to 1:30 p.m.

At halftime during the Purdue-Minnesota men's basketball game in Mackey Arena, the donors will address the fans, which provides another photo, video and a limited interview opportunity. The game begins at 2:30 p.m.

We will provide a news release at both Elliott Hall and Mackey Arena. An artist's rendering of the new center, as well as the news release, will be available after the game at our Web site.

More information about the alumni center is available online.

For additional information and to reserve a place at the luncheon, please contact Grant Flora, Purdue News Service, at (765) 494-2073 (office), (765) 497-4491(home). E-mail: