Experiential Learning Advisory Board

Experiential Learning at Purdue University Calumet recently formed an advisory board, which held its first meeting on January 27, 2010. The objective of the advisory board is to provide input and leadership advice to ensure that PUC’s Experiential Learning initiative will continue to be of high quality.

Comprised of representatives from organizations and companies in the Northwest Indiana community, the board will meet twice yearly to share their expertise and help develop partnerships between PUC and the community for the benefit of students. Board members include:

Kristine Besch, District Director, NISEC

Larry Brechner, Auditorium Director, School Town of Munster

Kelly Dallas, Project Engineer, Arcelor Mittal

Kathy DeGuilio-Fox, Director, Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana

Bruce Hillman, CEO, Campagna Academy

Robert Johnson III, President, Cimcor, Inc.

Ursula Saqui, President, Saqui Research LLC

Rabbi Michael Stevens, Temple Beth El

Janine Veal, Project Manager, IRS

Kathy Wojkovich, Director, United Way Volunteer Center

Paulette Zellers, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Arc Bridges, Inc.

The diversity of the board members – from small to large business, profit to non-profit – adds valuable dimension to the insight provided by the group. “Since the inception of Experiential Learning as an undergraduate degree requirement in the Fall of 2008, an advisory board has been an identified need for Experiential Learning at Purdue Calumet. We are thrilled to have the participation of these enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals,” says Ronald Kovach, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.