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PSUB Highlights

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Nancy Alarcon | Alumni

Hometown: Somers, Connecticut

Current Job and Location: University of Washington, Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Director of the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic

Years at Purdue University: 1973-1977

Major at Purdue University: Audiology and Speech Sciences

Years Active on PSUB: 1975 - 1977

Positions Held: Director of Personnel 1976-77, volunteer 1975-76

What are some memorable moments from your time on PSUB?

  • The camaraderie of the wonderful group of PSUBoard members and the PSUB staff.   Those personal connections created an amazing supportive family on a campus of 35,000+ at that time.
  • Our retreat on the banks of the Wabash where we forged our mission for the year ahead on the board
  • Our first “formal dining training” that would help prepare the PSUBoard for hosting guests of the university including Purdue and community dignitaries.   We had a comical time together navigating flatware to dinner conversations.
  • Running up the stairs to get to the PSUB office and running directly into Muhammad Ali!

Advice for current students:

Make the most of your time together creating lasting memories.  Use this time together, before you move on to graduate school or move out into the working world, to develop and strengthen core leadership skills that will serve you well for years to come.  Listen to each other, honor the diversity of each board member’s life experiences,  lean into the guidance and wisdom from PSUB staff.  Life is too short, so most of all have fun!  You are in an amazing place at this time in your life.  Thank you for serving and preserving the legacy of PSUB.

How did being a part of PSUB help you throughout your career?

It strengthened my leadership skills in a number of ways.  I know that it contributed to my confidence in working, communicating and problem-solving with a diverse group of colleagues and co-workers across employment settings.  In so many ways, I look back over that time and the many, many rewarding experiences on the board as an invaluable part of my personal and professional journey. 

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Nicki Morgan | Board of Directors

Position: Director of Late Nights

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Major at Purdue University: Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

Career Aspirations:

 Speech Language Pathologist 

Favorite PSUB Memory:

My favorite PSUB memory was being the project leader for Late Night's A Night at Hogwarts event before the Rocky Horror Picture Show this Fall. The attendance was through the roof and everyone enjoyed the crafts, mocktails, the magician, and the entomology students who brought some bugs! 
Landing Jobs

Landing Jobs

We tell the students that their four years at Purdue will go by fast but many of them don’t always believe us. Then come senior year it’s time to start looking for jobs and start building their professional careers. This prospect often is very exciting and a little intimidating for the students but they all make it through. This year we have graduates moving all over, to name a few, New York, Colorado, California, Texas, and Missouri. They have accepted jobs as project coordinators, accountants, marketing assistants, and several other things. Its always bittersweet to say see you later but we truly cant wait to see what else they do!