8 women lined up. From L - R: Blonde white woman with red shirt and jeans, black female with blue shirt and yellow pants, older white woman with jeans jacket and jeans, white woman with scarf and jeans, black woman with teal shirt and pants, white woman with long coat, pink dress, South Asian woman with polka dot red maroon shirt and jeans, older Eastern Asian woman with shirt and pants.

The Founders Circle's Network

The Founders Circle offers a unique chance to contribute to an organization that advances the pursuits of women at all stages of their lives.

The Founders Circle supports the underlying goals of the Purdue Women’s Network — inspiring women to recognize their individual and collective power to motivate, uplift, and connect with students, alumnae, and friends of Purdue.

Founders Circle members must commit to a $2,500 contribution to the University to support the Purdue Women’s Network Scholarship Campaign.

Benefits of the Founders Circle

Strengthen Local Chapters. Together, we’re striving to build a global community starting at the one-on-one level. Through local chapters, virtual forums, and in-person events, Purdue women can build meaningful and lasting connections.

Explore local chapters

Assist Young Women Leaders. Provide mentorship and develop programming for current students and recent alumnae.

Support Education and Training Initiatives. Through workshops, retreats, and conferences, we’ll work through the diverse topics facing women today: work/life balance, raising a family, continuing education, entrepreneurship, and more.

Share Your Story. Encourage other Purdue women by sharing insights from your life and experiences.

Build Global Connections. Help Purdue women reach one another throughout the world via virtual programming. By coming together, our diverse group can share their perspectives — and together we can each learn and grow.

Leave a Legacy. Finally, to recognize your contributions, we will display the names of the first 150 Founders Circle members on our website and a permanent plaque on campus.

Your leadership — making a difference for the next generation

As part of the leadership of the Founders Circle, you will have front-line impact on the direction of the Purdue Women’s Network.

Set the priorities and agenda for the future of the Purdue Women’s Network.

  • Set financial and local programming vision
  • Review monetary requests from local chapters
  • Provide guidance on priorities for areas of impact

Help others achieve the careers and lives they’ve always wanted by sharing your knowledge and insight.

  • Cultivate the next generation of leadership
  • Promote your areas of expertise — what uniquely interests you
  • Connect with young women eager for guidance and mentorship

To become a Founders Circle member, contact Maria Whipple at mlwhipple@purdueforlife.org.

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    ·         Cheryl Altinkemer (MS A’81)

    ·         Ann Angle (P’74, MS P’89)

    ·         Janet Ault (LA’70)

    ·         Jennifer Baralli (HHS’19)

    ·         Lydia Beehler (HHS’66, MS EDU’83)

    ·         Ann Marie Beuligmann (A’03)

    ·         Karen Bishop-Morris (MA EDU’96, PhD LA’02)

    ·         Janellyn Borden

    ·         Beth Bostwick (MS M’89)

    ·         Kathy Bowman

    ·         JoAnn Brouillette

    ·         Lynne Brown (LA’70, MS HHS’72, PhD HHS’81)

    ·         Susan Burke (HHS’78)

    ·         Lorene Burkhart (HHS’56, HDR HHS’97)

    ·         Patricia Byers (T’88, MS T’90, PhD EDU’97)

    ·         Cibelly Cabral-Schweizer (MS M’09)

    ·         Susan Caldwell (HHS’76)

    ·         Linda Cameron Murray (ME’85)

    ·         Theresa Carter (IE’85)

    ·         Chrissie Cartmell (A’07)

    ·         Vanessa Castagna (HHS’71)

    ·         Jana Caudill (T’93)

    ·         Diana Chiscon Floyd

    ·         Tamara Christen (IE’83)

    ·         Shannon Clements (LA’88, MA’90)

    ·         Patricia Coates (M’70)

    ·         Eve Colchin (HHS’82)

    ·         Debbie Cook (HHS’82)

    ·         Jennifer Cordova

    ·         Hollyn Culley (LA’17)

    ·         Carol Cure

    ·         Susan Daries (LA’00)

    ·         Judith Davenport (P’85)

    ·         Angela Demaree (DVM’02)

    ·         Ariella Divizio (IE’16)

    ·         Wendy Dukes (M’95)

    ·         Sally Combs-Dunaway

    ·         Kelly Eidson (M’00)

    ·         Elizabeth Eisele (LA’ 70)

    ·         Jennifer Esposito (HHS’90)

    ·         Ann Fagan (ME’83)

    ·         Roseann Kelly-Falls (MS M’98)

    ·         Mary Feitler

    ·         Kelly Filkowski (LA’01)

    ·         Diana Floyd

    ·         Kari Foote (HHS’92)

    ·         Susan Gadomski (HHS’69)

    ·         Elizabeth Garner

    ·         Toni Garza (M’92)

    ·         Jill Gough (A’98)

    ·         Jennifer Guidry (HHS’96)

    ·         Mary Lou Hazleton (HHS’65)

    ·         April Headdy

    ·         Kendra Heger (ChE’94)

    ·         Jill Heller

    ·         Mary Helmick (ME’86)

    ·         Ilenia Herrera Lutz (LA’94, MA’97)

    ·         Janice Hickle (LA’75, MS EDU’80)

    ·         Lisa Hoelscher (A’86)

    ·         Margery Hoffman (CE’75, MS CE’76)

    ·         Eva Huerta-Pavia (HHS’83)

    ·         Susan Istock (LA’91)

    ·         Gayle Johnston (S’76, MS M’78)

    ·         Miranda Tseng Katter (CE’97, MS CE’99)

    ·         Kelly Klocke (HHS’07)

    ·         Laura Kosmerl

    ·         Amy Krallman (LA’87)

    ·         Giovanna Krozel (ChE’99)

    ·         Lisa Lance

    ·         Elizabeth Lape (T’83)

    ·         Marilyn Larson

    ·         Deborah Lemonidis (ECE’82)

    ·         Maril MacDonald (LA’78)

    ·         Barbara Mangano (S’80)

    ·         Linda Mason

    ·         Jennifer Matsuzaki (LA’04)

    ·         Beth McCuskey

    ·         Patsy Mellot (HHS’69)

    ·         Maureen Merhoff (LA’73, MA’75)

    ·         Joyce Miles (HHS’65)

    ·         Linda Murray (ME’85)

    ·         Melissa Nesmith-Vester (HHS’98, NRS’06, MS HHS’02)

    ·         Sandra Norman (A’77, DVM’80)

    ·         Cinda O’Connor (P’76)

    ·         April Oliver-Thorne (M’82)

    ·         Jane Ogrizovich (A’74)

    ·         Sharon Paul (MS T’09)

    ·         Rhonda Pavicich (LA’91)

    ·         Linda Petkus (S’69)

    ·         Katherine Pope (M’81)

    ·         Sue Holder Price (LA’70)

    ·         Janet Qubain (ECE’79)

    ·         Ramona Quintanilla (S’86)

    ·         Janet Reed (S’69)

    ·         Martha Rees (CE’73)

    ·         Katie Rippel (A’02, MS A’03)

    ·         Traci Robison

    ·         Barbara Roden (M’83)

    ·         Cathy Russell (HHS’72)

    ·         Christine Russo (LA’67)

    ·         Marcia Sammons (HHS’75)

    ·         Kathleen Sarpy (LA’92)

    ·         Katie Sermersheim

    ·         Linda Shields (P’77)

    ·         Carol Shuttleworth

    ·         Andrea Simpson (HHS’80)

    ·         Jane Sipe (P’86)

    ·         Rita Smith (T’12)

    ·         Elizabeth Spencer

    ·         Lauri Sullivan (HHS’77)

    ·         Ann Taylor

    ·         LaTrice Porter-Thomas (HHS’93)

    ·         Joanne Troutner (LA’74, MS LA’76)

    ·         Marion Underwood

    ·         Julie Vanier

    ·         Barbara Vawter (HHS’70)

    ·         Rochelle Volpp (T’93)

    ·         Carrie Waszak (M’08, MS M’10)

    ·         Mary Westrick (S’78, MS P’80, PhD P’83)

    ·         Michelle White (LA’93)

    ·         Marjorie Windle

    ·         Nancy Winings (S’81, MS EDU’85)

    ·         Beverly Wisler (P’65)

    ·         Tracey Wolpert

    ·         Almira Yllana (ChE’99)

    ·         Jill Zaniker (HHS’89)