GUTHRIE E. CARR (BS, Humanities & Social
Science) marked 100 years of business for
Carr and Carr Orthodontic Specialists, and
celebrated three generations of this family-owned orthodontics/dentistry practice in
West Lafayette, IN.
PATRICIA BRESEE (BS, Speech) of Atherton, CA,
was elected to the Board of Trustees of National
Court Appointed Special Advocates. Bresee was
also named a Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna
JOE TRIMMER (MA, English; PhD 1968, English)
was named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus by
Purdue Liberal Arts. Trimmer is an emeritus
professor of English and emeritus director of the
Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at
Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
WILLIAM E. DAVIS (BA, Political Science)
received the Kappa Alpha Psi Nu Chapter
Achievement Award. He is a superior court judge
in East Chicago, IN.
DOREEN SIMMONS (BA, Political Science) has
been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best
Lawyers in America and was also selected as
a Best Lawyers’ 2016 Syracuse, Litigation –
Environmental “Lawyer of the Year.” She leads the
environmental practice for Hancock Estabrook,
LLP, in Syracuse, NY.
CAROL BULLOCK (BA, Sociology) received a
Freida & Winifred Parker Pioneering Purdue
Women Award from the Sagamore Sankofa
Awards Committee. She is the director of The
Hollins Group in Chicago, IL.
REX MARTIN (BA, Social Sciences) has released a
CD of original music, Out of the Woodwork, with
the band 2B Stainless.
DEBORAH HANKINSON (BA, Liberal Arts) was
selected as a fellow of the College of Commercial
Arbitrators (CCA). She has earned recognition on
D Magazine’s 2016 listing of the Best Lawyers in
Dallas. This is the 11th time the former Supreme
Court of Texas justice has been recognized in the
annual list based on her expertise in appellate
law, arbitration, mediation, and trial consulting.
MARK ACHLER (BA, History) was named a 2016
Distinguished Alumnus by Purdue Liberal Arts.
Achler is the managing director of Math Venture
Partners in Chicago, IL.
GREG HOEG (BA, Political Science) was
appointed vice president of U.S. insurance
operations with J.D. Power and is responsible for
their U.S. insurance practice, syndicated research
studies, and consulting services.
TERRI RHODES COKE (BA, School of Languages
and Cultures) retired after her career as a French
and Spanish teacher at Daviess County High
School and accepted a Lifetime Achievement
Award at the Kentucky World Languages
Association’s annual conference.
ANGELA KLINK (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication) recently spoke to the Purdue
Alumni Club of Evansville about her book,
Kirby’s Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built
Their Company on Kitchen-Table Values (Purdue
University Press, 2012). She has also been elected
to serve a three-year term on the board of the
National Women’s History Project, a clearinghouse
that provides information, resources, and products
about multicultural women’s history to expand the
understanding of women’s historical contributions
to the U.S.
KENNY LEE THOMPSON (BA, Brian Lamb School
of Communication) was promoted to planning
editor for the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, IN.