* Purdue Alumni Association

June 25, 2007

Nominations sought for Special Boilermaker Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Nominations are being accepted for the Special Boilermaker Award, given annually by the Purdue Alumni Association.

The Special Boilermaker Award was established in 1981 to recognize a person, regardless of his or her connection to Purdue, who has contributed significantly to the quality of life and/or the betterment of the educational experience for a substantial number of Purdue students.

Consideration will given to the nominee's contribution in one or more of the following:

* Taking initiative in the creative solution of problems.

* Unselfishly contributing time and effort.

* Being a "silent leader."

* Devotion to efforts beyond the expectations of the person's professional role.

* Participating in activities that have improved the public image of, and have contributed to the growth and continuing respect for, Purdue.

Nominations should be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 14 online at In order to be considered for the award, a one-page description of the nominee's accomplishments must accompany each nomination.

Nominations can be made by any person or group affiliated with Purdue, including students, faculty, staff or alumni. The award winner will be chosen by the Special Boilermaker Award Committee, which consists of current or former directors of the alumni association, faculty or administrators and a student representative.

The award will be commemorated by a permanent plaque on the Purdue Mall, and a memento of the award will be presented to the recipient.

Media contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, (765) 494-9723,

Source: Marty Burns, director of alumni activities at Purdue Alumni Association, (765) 494-5181, 

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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