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Class Notes, Alumni News


JOHN W. “JACK” BUCKMAN (BS ’61) New Haven, CT, received the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence for his book, Unraveling The Threads: The Life, Death and Resurrection of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, America’s First Multi-National Corporation, which was described as “an extremely interesting read but also practical and applicable to anyone involved in the business world today.”

CHARLES COX (BS ’66), Gilbert, AZ, is a contributing author of the recently released book, Innovating Lean Six Sigma: A Strategic Guide to Deploying the World’s Most Effective Business Improvement Process. He has three decades of performance- improvement experience in both transactional and manufacturing environments.


JULIE KRIVANEK (BS ’75), president of Krivanek Consulting Inc., was recognized as a 2016 Women in Produce honoree and served as the featured speaker at the United Fresh Produce Association annual reception in June.

VENU SRINIVASAN (MS ’77), managing director of Sundaram-Clayton Ltd. and chairman and managing director of TVS Motor Company Ltd., was appointed to the board of directors of Tata Sons, the holding company of India’s $103 billion diversified Tata conglomerate.

TAMARA E. MORSE (MS ’78), Edmonds, WA, was honored at the 2016 Women’s Archives Award Celebration for her contributions to Purdue’s Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives.

JERI RAPPÉ O’DELL (BS ’78), Beavercreek, OH, was awarded her 10th pink Cadillac as an independent sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She has been with the company for 30 years.

KAREN J. REYNOLDS (BS ’78) was appointed chief financial officer and corporate secretary at Intelligent Systems Corp. in Norcross, GA. Reynolds had served as CFO of CoreCard Software Inc., the company’s principal operating business, since 2015. Prior to that, she was president and CFO of zBOOST, a privately held technology company.

ROBERT ROSSITER JR. (BS ’78), Omaha, NE, was selected as Nebraska’s next federal judge with a unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Fraser Stryker PC LLO.

DONALD SUTER (BS ’78), Lake Forest, IL, was inducted into the Northwestern School Corporation Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in Kokomo, IN. He is the managing principal and CEO of M3 Capital Partners in Chicago, IL.

THOMAS A. BARNARD (BS ’79), Indianapolis, IN, was selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2016, an annual listing of outstanding attorneys. He is a partner in the litigation practice group at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

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