Jackson County Purdue Club conducts dinner, fundraiser


Submitted photo / Purdue Club of Jackson County held its annual dinner and scholarship fundrasier April 12 at Celebrations Banquet Hall in Seymour. Those in attendance include from left, Jerry Mincy of Seymour, a club member recognized for excelling in hs representation of Purdue University; former scholarship recipeients, Luke Nolting of Seymour and Mariah Huff of Brownstown; and guest speaker Ben Kewman with Purdue. Huff, who is the Jackson County State Fair and Miss State Indiana Fair Queen, also spoke about her experiences as queen and as a Purdue student.

Purdue Club of Jackson County conducted its annual dinner and scholarship fundraiser April 12 at Celebrations banquet hall in Seymour.

More than 100 alumni and friends of Purdue raised money for scholarships to be awarded to Jackson County high school seniors who will attend a Purdue campus.

Following a meal catered by Patty Herkamp, the crowd watched a film made by Joe Rust, a Jackson County Purdue student who was elected student body president in April 2012.

Rust was unable to attend the event because he was representing 200 universities across the nation, including Purdue, at a conference about the future of agriculture.


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