Honored Alumni

Current Alumni Leader:

Chancellor Keon and 2012 Alumni Leader Michael McGee

2012 Biological Sciences Alumni Leader:
Dr. Michael McGee

Dr. Michael McGee

Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Department at Methodist Hospital NLC & SLC,
Student Health Center at Indiana University NW School of Medicine
Gary, IN

Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Psychology from Purdue University Calumet in Hammond Indiana. Dr. McGee also has a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Illinois in Chicago, a Medical Doctorate from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his Internship and Residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University (NYU)/ Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, New York, NY.

Dr. McGee’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience…

“My Purdue Calumet experience was a Blessing in disguise and enabled me to fulfill my aspirations of becoming a physician. After transferring from Purdue West Lafayette because of financial hardship, I became more focused and refined my study techniques thereby excelling in all of my classes. In addition, my involvement in TRIO – Ronald McNair Achievement Program provided insight into higher education as well as a pathway for me to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Health and eventually a Medicine Degree.”

Dr. McGee’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students

“The sky is the limit! In these difficult economic times, smaller campuses with easily accessible professors and fewer distractions are the quickest way to achieve educational success, thereby increasing your economic opportunities upon graduation without the associated debt that accompany larger academic institutions. Utilize all the resources that are offered at Purdue Calumet (i.e. tutors, research opportunities, higher education programs, job internships, etc.) in order to obtain your major goals in life.”

For additional information about Dr. Michael McGee, read this Sun Times article by Karen Caffarini: “Doctor’s Goal: A Trauma Center for NW Indiana


Previous Alumni Leaders:

Rosemary Duda and Chancellor Keon at the 2011 Alumni Leader Award Ceremony

2011 Biological Sciences Alumni Leader: Rosemary Duda

Ms. Rosemary Duda -
Director of Medical Technology Program at St. Margaret Hospital,
5454 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320


2010 Alumni Leader Karen Zmuda

2010 Biological Sciences Alumni Leader: Karen Zmuda

Ms. Karen Zmuda
Medical Technologist and Supervisor of Chemistry and Hemostasis Laboratories,
Northwestern Memorial Hospital,
251 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611


David George Alumni Leader 2009

2009 Biological Sciences Alumni Leader: David George

Mr. David George
Director of Bioinformatics,
Precision Biomarker Resources,
820 Davis Street, Suite 216,
Evanston, Illinois-60201.


Dr. David Radovich 2008 Outstanding Alumni

2008 Biological Sciences Outstanding Alumni Dr. David Radovich

Dr. David Radovich -
General Dentistry,
509 Ridge Road Suite 4,
Munster, IN 46321


Dr. Louis M. Mansky

2007 Biological Sciences Alumni Committed to Excellence Award Winner: Dr. Louis M. Mansky

Dr. Louis M. Mansky
Director, Institute for Molecular Virology;
Professor of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry;
Professor of Microbiology, Medical School;
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Nancy Elwess

2006 Biological Sciences Alumni Committed to Excellence Award: Dr. Nancy Elwess

Dr. Nancy Elwess -
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
State University of New York
Plattsburg, NY