May 9, 2002
Purdue Varsity Glee Club to tour China
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. The Purdue Varsity Glee Club is preparing for a May international concert tour of China.
After a weekend of commencement performances, the Glee Club leaves for China on Monday, May 13. The Glee Club will visit the cities of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Concert stops include The Great Wall, Peking University, the Forbidden City Concert Hall, a Yangtze River cruise ship, the Shanghai Music Hall and the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and his wife, Patty, will join the group in Hong Kong during the final leg of the tour for a farewell reception with Purdue alumni in China. The trip will conclude Monday, May 27.
The Glee Club has 57 members. They are:
Mike Allen, a senior telecommunications major from Newburgh, Ind.
D.J. Barksdale, a junior materials science engineering major from New Albany, Ind.
Dan Bender, a junior aerospace engineering major from Saginaw, Mich.
Al Borchelt, a junior industrial distributing major from Goshen, Ind.
Matt Broge, a senior organizational leadership studies major from Lafayette, Ind.
Joel Brovont, a freshman management major from Rossville, Ind.
Andrew Brown, a freshman engineering major from Lafayette, Ind.
Tony Buck, a sophomore food science major from Lafayette, Ind.
Kent Campbell, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from West Lafayette, Ind.
Scott Clayton, a freshman management major from Granger, Ind.
Kyle Cohlhepp, a freshman management major from Marion, Ind.
Randy Cook, a freshman electrical engineering technology major from Indianapolis.
Jeff Corona, a sophomore liberal arts major from Whittier, Calif.
David Crum, a freshman engineering major from Holland, Pa.,
Micah Davis, a sophomore industrial management major from West Lafayette, Ind.
Scott Dyck, a sophomore aviation flight technology major from Hanover Park, Ill.
Mark Ehrlich, a freshman engineering major from Monticello, Ind.
Jeremy Eldridge, a senior mechanical engineering technology major from Forest, Ind.
Spencer Fairfax, a freshman environmental science major from Carmel, Ind.
James Farren, a sophomore management and economics major from Duluth, Ga.
Jake Gerhan, a junior chemical engineering major from Avon Lake, Ohio
Aaron Goetz, a freshman pharmacy major from Lafayette, Ind.
Jeffrey Goodspeed, a junior psychology major from Hartford City, Ind.
Chad Gorrell, a senior food process engineering major from Roanoke, Ind.
Eric Hatfield, a sophomore pharmacy major from Indianapolis, Ind.
Kyle Hodges, a freshman pharmacy major from Lafayette, Ind.
Chris Hoos, a junior electrical engineering technology major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Dustin Hopkins, a senior film studies major from Rossville, Ind.
Matt Houck, a junior management major from Chesterfield, Mo.
Frank Johnson, a junior nuclear engineering major from Pontiac, Ill.
Jason Kaeding, a freshman engineering major from Greenwood, Ind.
Josh Larsen, a freshman electrical engineering major from Highland, Ind.
Paul Larson, a senior computer graphics technology major from Prospect, Ky.
Jeremy Long, a senior building construction management major from Hammond, Ind.
Joey Martin, a sophomore agricultural education major from Walton, Ind.
John McClure, a junior physical education major from LaPorte, Ind.
Jeff McGee, a sophomore mechanical engineering technology major from Indianapolis.
Andrew Myer, a junior aerospace engineering major from Darnestown, Md.
John Pedigo, a junior organizational leadership and supervision major from Thorntown, Ind.
Chris Piano, a senior computer engineering major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Chris Pozezanac, a junior computer technology major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Ethan Rayburn, a freshman chemical engineering major from Terre Haute, Ind.
Christian Richards, a junior psychology major from Zionsville, Ind.
Bill Roth, a sophomore meteorology major from Evergreen Park, Ill.
Ben Ruf, a junior computer technology major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Philip Scholl, a senior biology education major from Connersville, Ind.
Nick See, a sophomore electrical engineering technology major from Peru, Ind.
Steve Shane, a junior biomedical engineering major from Peoria, Ill.
Greg Stayte, a sophomore management and marketing major from Brownsburg, Ind.
Darin Thompson, a senior computer technology major from Stillwater, Okla.
Wilson Turner, a sophomore computer technology and organizational leadership and supervision major from New Albany, Ind.
Ryan Vargo, a sophomore chemical engineering major from Carmel, Ind.
Kyle Vrotny, a freshman elementary education major from Merrillville, Ind.
Todd Walroth, a sophomore pharmacy major from Lowell, Ind.
Jason Wampler, a freshman wildlife management major from Sandborn, Ind.
Ryan Whitley, a sophomore aeronautics and astronautics engineering major from Lexington, Ky.
Andy Zimpfer, a sophomore computer technology major from Piqua, Ohio.
Purdue Musical Organizations director Brian Breed says the trip promises to be memorable for Glee Club members.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for these talented young men to represent Purdue University as ambassadors," Breed says. "This culturally and spiritually rich corner of the world will offer a breathtaking journey that will last a lifetime."
Tour updates with photos and a daily journal from students and guests will be posted each day starting Thursday, May 16, to PMO's Web site.
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