Jeff Gardner credits his Purdue Calumet education with having provided him expertise and confidence to land his first job, as well as reinforcing his worth ethic.
The 1983 graduate in accounting is President and CEO of Windstream Communications in Little Rock, Ark. As a Purdue Calumet donor, he sees his recent year gifts as opportunities to reconnect with his alma mater and “to play a small part in changing someone’s life,” he said.
“Northwest Indiana has changed dramatically since I graduated,” he continued. “Manufacturing jobs are much harder to come by. In the job market today, a college degree has never been more important…
“…We are so fortunate to have a university with such a solid reputation and track record in Northwest Indiana. Employers all over the country know that Purdue University Calumet produces top notch talent.”