Rosemary Duda started her career as a medical technologist at St. Margaret Hospital after completing an internship there. In 1991, she became Director of the Medical Technology program and works with Purdue Calumet professors to better manage the partnership that allows St. Margaret’s Medical Technology Program interns to receive 32 credit hours.
She is married and has two children. “My husband and I adopted both of our daughters from overseas and these adoptions proved to be the adventures of a lifetime. NinaRose was born in Moldova and Melina in Russia. They both lived the first year and a half of their lives in orphanages before we all became a family. Staring our family with these two girls is without a doubt, the most rewarding and worthwhile adventures of our lives,” Duda said.
Rosemary earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Valparaiso University and a master’s degree in Biology from Purdue Calumet.
Rosemary’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
“My most valued Purdue Calumet experience is that what I learned there was so pertinent to my field of study. Everything I learned helped to enhance my teaching of Medical Technology students and brought me to a deeper level of what I had to offer students in return.”
Rosemary’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
“Since I obtained my Masters degree at Purdue, my advice would be to never take for granted the importance of education. There is something you can learn in every class. I would also recommend getting out into the work force before obtaining a higher level of education such as your Masters degree. After working in my field for 5 years, I knew that Biology was something I wanted to pursue further and it then helped me to fully understand and appreciate the concepts that I was learning as now they had some real life relevance to them.”