Hometown: Peoria, IL
Current Job and Location: Retired CEO, Hatteras Yachts
Years at Purdue University: 1956-1960
Major at Purdue University: Civil Engineering
Years Active on PSUB: 1958-1959
Positions Held: Junior Board
What are some memorable moments from your time on PSUB?
I always looked forward to the recruitment and training of new board members, as it was an opportunity to meet new students and be exposed to new ideas.
Advice for current students:
Set some personal goals on what you want to achieve out of your PSUB involvement. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enhance or develop some skills that can be useful in your career. Don’t just be “along for the ride”.
How did being a part of PSUB help you throughout your career?
It helped me with several important “life learning” lessons:
- Be willing to accept and utilize criticism. The perspective of others is important.
- People forget how long it takes you to do a job, but they always remember how well you did it.
- Don’t let the “big picture” obscure important details.
Position: Director of Entertainment
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Major at Purdue University: Account and Finance
Favorite PSUB Memory:
ACUI is the Association of Campus Unions International and is the professional home to thousands of campus community builders! ACUI has been committed to being innovated, responsive, and an inclusive leader in creating progressive education, training, and research in college unions and within student activities. Students and staff have had the opportunity to attend ACUI for several years thanks to Alumni who help fund the professional development fund! While at ACUI students and staff alike have the chance to learn from others, network, and expand their views. Brian said, “I like that I can do everything from interacting with multiple students from various universities through different educational sessions and fun activities, to talk to professionals about how they got to where they are today. I am not only able to learn about other university's programing boards, but also create friendships that make the conference very memorable.”