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From the Dean

Dear Friends,

This weekend I will have the happy task of greeting the spring 2012 graduates of the College of Liberal Arts. These graduates have taken “Distinguish Yourself” to heart and are heading to graduate school, jobs, family responsibilities and other important roles. Two of these new alumni, Jacqueline Borchert and Brett Highley, are featured in Purdue's "Five Students Who Are Trail Makers" series.

The need for quality liberal arts graduates has never been greater. Our students are the ones who will take on the complex challenges of the future, and I am confident that our new graduates are uniquely qualified to be change agents. With their skills in communication and creative, critical thinking, they are well equipped to fill the need for dynamic leaders.

I hope you enjoy the stories linked to this page, and as always, I am very interested in your feedback. Your perspective is important as we prepare our students for the future.

With best regards,
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Irwin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts



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Gabin honored with Murphy Award

Nancy Gabin

Nancy Gabin, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts, was among six exceptional educators at Purdue honored in April with 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. More 

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Purdue's College of Liberal Arts honored five distinguished alumni in April during its 2012 annual awards banquet. Recipients
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