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Alumni Stories

The College of Liberal Arts is essential to a Purdue education that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and inspired leadership. Empowered by their Liberal Arts education, our alumni succeed across a wide variety of careers. Graduates from the College of Liberal Arts enter the workforce as independent thinkers and visionary leaders. Our alumni think broadly and lead boldly in many fields and communities across the globe – so we’ve asked 50 of them to tell us more about their careers and lives, via a modified version of the Proust questionnaire.  This survey was a popular parlor game in Marcel Proust’s time, made famous by Vanity Fair. We hope your enjoy getting to know these passionate, creative alumni.

 
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Mark Achler

Education

BA 1980, History

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Dan Angel

Education

BA 1961, MA 1963, Education, Wayne State University; PhD 1965, Brian Lamb School of Communication

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Ken Armstrong

Education

BA 1985, Political Science

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Donald Bain

Education

BS 1957, Speech

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Kendra Bracken-Ferguson

Education

BA 2002, Brian Lamb School of Communication; MBA 2007, Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University

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Judy Brandau

Education

BA 1970, Spanish; MA 1971, University of Missouri

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Kathy Calvin

Education

BS 1971, Speech Pathology/Audiology; HDR 2013, Social Sciences

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Sara Cobb

Education

BA 1980, Political Science; JD 1990, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of law

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Lois K. Cohen

Education

BA 1960, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; MS 1961, PhD 1963, Sociology HDR 1989, Liberal Arts

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Carolyn Curiel

Education

BA 1976, Brian Lamb School of Communication; HDR 2008, Liberal Arts

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Brent Dickson

Education

BA 1964, History; HDR 1996, Liberal Arts

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Robert J. Heiber

Education

BA 1973, Brian Lamb School of Communication - Radio, TV, & Film

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Stephen McKinley Henderson

Education

MA 1977, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

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Charles L. Jones

Education

BA 1981, Industrial Design and Human Factors Engineering

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Scott Keller

Education

BA 2004, Political Science & Philosophy; JD 2007, University of Texas at Austin

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Renu Khator

Education

BA 1973, Kanpur University (India); MA 1975, Political Science, PhD 1985, Political Science/Public Administration

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Kim Koeller

Education

BA 1978, School of Languages and Cultures - French; MS, International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Sarah Kyle

Education

BA 2000, Political Science; MA 2004 Government, Johns Hopkins University

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Jen Lancaster

Education

BA 1996, Political Science

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Donald Mahley

Education

BS 1964, Philosophy; MS 1971, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

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Capricia Penavic Marshall

Education

BA 1986, Political Science; JD 1989, Case Western Reserve University

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Tom Moore

Education

BA 1965, Theatre (Speech), HDR 1995, College of Liberal Arts; MFA, Yale University

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Steve Ohlhaut

Education

BA 1999, French Education; MA 2007, Educational Administration, Xavier University

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Maureen Pan

Education

BA 1985, Sociology; MS 1988, Public Policy, University of Michigan

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Bart Peterson

Education

BA 1980, Political Science; JD 1983, University of Michigan Law School

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Ana Pinto-Alexander

Education

BA 1986, Interior Design, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

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Carol Pottenger

Education

BA 1977, History; HDR 2007, College of Liberal Arts

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Dale Pupillo

Education

BA 1976, Political Science

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Marjorie Randolph

Education

BA 1966, Political Science; JD 1977, Golden Gate University

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Karen Korellis Reuther

Education

BA 1979, Industrial Design; MA 1990, Business, Lesley University

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Maya Rockeymoore

Education

MA 1996; PhD 2000, Political Science

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Rusty Rueff

Education

BA 1984, Radio and TV; MS 1986, Counseling

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Michael Schiferl

Education

BA 1989, Brian Lamb School of Communication

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Tom Scholl

Education

BA 1970, Philosophy

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Ashley Scott

Education

BA 2010, Brian Lamb School of Communication

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Karen Siciliano

Education

BA 1983, Brian Lamb School of Communication

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Sherry Smith

Education

BA 1972, History; MA 1974, American Studies; PhD 1984, History, University of Washington

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David Swenson

Education

MFA 2004, Theatre, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

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Pete and Mary Tennyson

Education

Mary, BA 1968, French; MBA 1970, University of Southern California. Pete, BA 1968, Political Science; JD 1975, University of Virginia

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Joe and Carol Trimmer

Education

Joe, MA, PhD 1966, English. Carol, BA 1966, English

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Sally Watlington

Education

BA 1960, Liberal Arts; MS 1970, Naval Postgraduate School

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K. Kelly Wise

Education

BA 1955, English; MA 1959, Columbia University

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Jim Yukich

Education

BA 1978, Brian Lamb School of Communication

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