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Butler publishes guide for career success

picture of the cover of become the ceo in you, inc.Krannert alumnus Susan Bulkeley Butler, BSIM ’65, is sharing her strategies for success in a new book, Become the CEO of You, Inc.

Recounting the most important lessons and tools she’s learned as a consultant and mentor, Butler provides readers with a four-step process to advance their careers. Her “Make-It-Happen” model helps aspiring executives set a clear vision, build a supportive team, develop a detailed plan, and navigate their daily lives.

“Susan Bulkeley Butler is one of our most remarkable graduates,” says Purdue President Martin C. Jischke. “This book is a natural extension of her generous impulse to help young professionals understand both the requirements and the responsibilities of a successful career.”

Butler, former managing partner of Accenture and the founder and president of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders, received an honorary doctorate from Krannert in 1999 and was honored with the Krannert Leadership Award in 2004.

Copies of the book can be purchased through Butler’s Web site at www.becometheceoofyouinc.com and will soon be available at Amazon.com and other booksellers.

Entrepreneurship center wins architectural award

burton morgan center interior imageThe Boston Society of Architects awarded Purdue’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship the 2005 Design Excellence Honor Award.burton d. mortan center

The society chose the $7 million, 31,000-square-foot facility from a national pool of entrants. Completed in 2004, the center includes a 72-seat lecture room, a presentation room, faculty offices, a café, and several conference and breakout rooms. The lead architectural firm was Goody Clancy, which is based in Boston.

“This is very thoughtful work marked by an excellent choice of materials that enabled the architect to create a bridge between the old campus and the new,” the society said when announcing the award. “The lighting and the detailing in general are extremely well done.”

The building was the first to be completed in Discovery Park, Purdue’s interdisciplinary research and enterprise hub. Krannert Dean Rick Cosier led the center during its first four start-up years before handing the reigns to Jerry Woodall in 2005.

Photo Caption: The Boston Society of Architects describes the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship as “a beautiful building and … the work of a very thoughtful architect.” (Purdue News Service photos by David Umberger)

Mitchell to speak at leadership event

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Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Krannert Leadership Speakers Series on September 21, 2006.

Companies interested in sponsoring the event can choose from a variety of participation options, all of which include reserved table seating, display of the company logo on the event Web site, and recognition in Krannert Magazine.

Visit www.krannert.purdue.edu/events/LSS for more information on purchasing sponsorships, tables, and/or individual tickets.

Goodwin Challenge increases endowed chairs

Purdue University and the Krannert School are attempting to increase the number of endowed faculty chairs campus-wide, an important component in the recruitment and retention of top academic talent.

Thanks to a gift from deceased Purdue graduate George Goodwin, the University has established the Goodwin Challenge to match income from a private donor (or donors), providing support for a $1.5 million chair.

Thus, a donor may have a chair named in his or her honor for $750,000. The $750,000 may be pledged over a three-year period, provided all payments are received by January 5, 2009, and must be cash, not deferred funds.

For more information about the Goodwin Challenge, please contact Amy McGough at mcgougha@purdue.eduor (765) 496-6240.  

Alumni helping to lead Chicago campaign

Several alumni with Krannert ties are among the 31 Chicago-area residents selected as members of the steering committee for the Chicago portion of the University’s $1.5 billion Campaign for Purdue.

Krannert alumni George Shahnasarian, BSIM’78, MSIA’79, and his wife, Karen, represent parents on the steering committee. Purdue alumnus and Krannert Dean’s Senior Advisory Council member Michael J. Birck also serves on the steering committee and is the honorary co-chair of the overall campaign.

Other Krannert alumni on the committee include: Thomas L. Fisher, BSIA ’66; William A. Goldstein, BSIM ’61; Richard W. Hansen, BSIE ’61; Kelvin J. Pennington, BSIM ’80, and Nicholas A. Sickler, BSM ’00.
Purdue kicked off Campaign Chicago in April, having already raised more than $80 million in pledges and contributions toward the $100 million goal. The overall campaign, which has raised $1.2 billion, ends in July 2007.

‘Old Masters’ share insights with students

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Julian Phillips

A prominent business leader, a Fox News Channel anchor, and a presidential appointee were recognized at a reception in Jerry S. Rawls Hall in November as part of Purdue’s 2005 Old Masters program.

The annual event allows students to interact with Purdue graduates who have risen to the top of their fields. Management students met with three of the 10 honorees, including Krannert alumnus Bill Kassling, BSIM ’67. A member of the Dean’s Senior Advisory Council, Kassling serves as president, chairman, and CEO of Wabtec Corp.

Purdue alumni Andrew Maner and Julian Phillips also visited with Krannert students. Maner was appointed as the chief financial officer for the Department of Homeland Security in 2004. Phillips, a former Krannert Executive Forum speaker, serves as an anchor for FOX News Channel’s Fox & Friends Weekend.

Krannert hosts supply chain conference

A February conference at Purdue brought together corporate executives and
Krannert experts for a discussion of issues related to getting the right parts and products to the right places at the right time all over the world.

Sponsored by Krannert’s Global Supply Chain Initiative, “Coordinating the Global Supply Chain” addressed topics such as logistics, intellectual property protection, risk management, radio frequency identification (RFID), legal issues, and strategy. Companies represented at the conference included Cummins, Rolls-Royce, Delphi, Kimberly-Clark, General Motors, and Phillip Morris.

Amanda Thompson, assistant director of the supply chain initiative, says the event offered operations and logistics personnel to meet fellow practitioners and take advantage of Krannert’s resources. “We have much to offer in terms of the expertise of our professors and good students for internships and employment,” Thompson says.

Cosmetics, new cancer test win Morgan competition

purdue students presenting A team developing a test that will aid in cancer management therapy and a startup cosmetics company with a line of organic soy-based beauty products took the top prizes Purdue’s 19th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition in February.

IV Flow LLC won $30,000 for placing first in the Gold (graduate) Division of the business plan contest. Krannert MBA student Mike Golebiowski made the team’s winning presentation, explaining how injecting a fluorescent dye into a cancer patient’s bloodstream produces faster, more accurate counts of circulating tumor cells.

“We worked hard to keep the presentation simple and illustrate clearly how the technology was superior and that there is a viable market,” Golebiowski says. “Winning makes us feel like we’re on the right path.”

Manipure Cosmetics won the $15,000 first-place prize in the Black (undergraduate) Division for its plan to produce, market, and distribute a line of soy-based all-natural cosmetics. Students Courtney Howard and Ruth Pinto, who made the winning presentation, expect to have a soy-based nail-polish remover on the market within a year.

“We’re surprised and ecstatic about winning,” Howard says. “Our next step is to work with the Indiana Soybean Board to get our first product licensed.”

Krannert and the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park sponsored the competition, which Dean Rick Cosier says makes a valuable contribution to the educational process at Purdue.

“This competition brings management students together with engineers, scientists, technologists, and liberal arts students,” Cosier says. “It is a laboratory for what they learn in class.”

Photo Caption: Purdue students Ruth Pinto (left) and Courtney Howard (right) make the winning presentation for Manipure Cosmetics in the undergraduate division of the 19th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition in February. (Purdue News Service photo by David Umberger)


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