Get ReConnected - October 2021


October 2021

Student Feature

Uecker Gains Leadership Experience in Supervisor Roles 

Ashley Uecker, a senior studying animal sciences, quickly earned the opportunity to become a student supervisor in Central Production Kitchen as a first-year student - her first leadership opportunity. Uecker now serves as the student supervisor for Student Event Services, a Dining & Culinary service that helps students and staff plan and execute events. 

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Staff Feature

Huffman Honored with Special Boilermaker Award

Susan Huffman, assistant director of on-campus housing, has been recognized with one of three 2021 Special Boilermaker Awards presented by the Purdue for Life Foundation.  Huffman has dedicated nearly 40 years of service to Purdue University, the last 22 within University Residences. In her current role, Huffman provides critical services to students who are having academic or financial challenges, advising them on processes and helping connect them to resources that can provide solutions.  

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Event Feature

Parker Halls Dedicated as Monument to Courageous Sisters

The renaming of the Griffin Residence Halls in honor of Frieda Parker (Jefferson) and Winifred Parker (White), sisters who led the campaign that compelled Purdue to integrate its student housing, was officially dedicated Sunday, October 3. The buildings, originally named after the mythical creature featured on the Purdue seal, are the first buildings on Purdue’s campus to be named after Black alumnae.  

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Writer: Matt Vader | Editors: Tammy Loew, Renee Kashawlic, Danielle Fawbush

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