PRESIDENT MARTIN C. JISCHKE
BIDS FAREWELL TO HONG KONG ALUMNI
ON MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2007
In August 2000, Martin C. Jischke became Purdue's tenth president. On reaching retirement age, he will step down as Purdue president on June 30, 2007, after previously leading three other universities as their president.
During his tenure at Purdue, the university has experienced a sea of changes. A six-year Strategic Plan (2001-2007) was initiated, fine-tuned, and carried out by the faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The results have truly taken Purdue to the next level: Nearly 300 new faculty positions have been created, fund raising has been completed for 37 facility additions and renovations, and student financial aid has topped $400 million. One hallmark of the changes has been the creation of a $330 million Discovery Park, an interdisciplinary research facility drawing its faculty from across the campus.
The "Campaign for Purdue" was launched in 2002 to fund the Strategic Plan, with a goal of reaching US$1.3 billion by June 30, 2007. The original goal was increased to US$1.5 billion in 2005. As of today, Purdue has raised US$1.532 billion from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations who see the value of investing the one of the world's preeminent universities.
In March-April, President Jischke will visit China and India for the last time as Purdue president, with stops in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Mumbai and Bangalore.The Event
The Purdue Club of Hong Kong, with the greatest pleasure, will hold a dinner on April 2 to honor the president, and to share the enthusiasm of the president who, during his seven-year leadership, has placed our alma mater one brick higher. Accompanying the president will be Dr. Michael Stitsworth, Director of Advancement, College of Engineering, and Mr. Matthew V. Sikora, coordinator, Programs in Asia.
Details for the dinner are as follows:
- Venue: Butterfield's Club, Second Floor, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
- Date: Monday, April 2, 2007.
- Time: Reception - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dinner - 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
- Cost: $350 each for alumni, spouses, and friends
$200 each for secondary school students and university students.
- Other details: RSVP, pls fill in the below Registration form and return the same to Charles Mok
Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR now, and bring your family and friends to join other alumni to honor the president. We hope to see you there!
Purdue Club Hong KongDOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM