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Sigrid Stark was the first faculty member at the Hammond Center. She wore her WAC uniform to her interview in West Lafayette in 1948 and became the English Department Head that day. She grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, 80 miles from the nearest high…

Dr. Charles H. Lawshe was the developer of Purdue University regional campus system and father of Purdue’s School of Technology.
Dr Lawshe was born May 26, 1906, in Swayzee, Ind., and graduated from Swayzee High School. He entered Purdue…

R.B. Stewart arrived at Purdue as controller in 1925. At that time, Purdue enrolled 3,000 students, the physical plant was worth $3 million, and the endowment totaled $340,000. Twenty years later, Stewart was still at it and was named vice president…

Hicks started at Purdue in 1947 as a student and earned his master's and doctorate degrees in 1948 and 1950, respectively. After completing his degrees, he began teaching agricultural economics at Purdue. He was so popular with students, his freshman…

John S. Tuckey earned his bachelor's, masters and doctoral degrees in English from the University of Notre Dame and was one of the nation's leading Mark Twain-authorities. A professor of English, Tuckey joined Purdue Calumet in 1953. He chaired the…

Mrs. Millard Gyte went to college at what was then called Black Hills State College, and both her and Millard received state certificates to teach, moved to Denby, SD to teach at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from 1928-1938. Millard Gyte then…

Hayes came to Purdue Calumet in 1952 as a part-time physical education instructor, coach and intramurals program director and went on to serve the university 37 years. He introduced the first men’s basketball team at the Hammond campus in 1953. He…

Born in Ireland, Mr. Flannery came to Purdue University Calumet in 1947 to teach at the original campus in Gary, Indiana He received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics in Halifax, Nova Scotia, then went on to Fordham to receive a…

Mr Relich was an Associate Professor of Mathematics. He received his Bachelor’s, degree from University of Illinois in 1937 and his Master’s degree from Purdue University in 1951. Nicholas retired from Purdue University Calumet where he worked…

Charles B. Tinkham earned his bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from the University of Chicago at age 19 and later gained a second undergraduate degree in botany from the University of Wisconsin. Tinkham became a professor of creative…
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