Date: January 30, 2007
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PNC Names Three to Professor Emeritus Status
WESTVILLE – Three recently retired Purdue University North Central professors have been conferred the rank of professor emeritus.
Thomas Brady, professor emeriti of Industrial Engineering Technology.
Patricia Buckler, professor emerita of English.
Lawrence Machtinger, professor emeriti of Mathematics.
Purdue University has intended the emeritus title to honor those individuals who have produced significant contributions to the university through teaching, research or service.
In addition, emeritus status brings the faculty member additional university rights and privileges.
The trio from PNC who were granted emeritus status by the Purdue Board of Trustees has amassed long and distinguished careers in the classroom. Each has educated thousands of students through the years and touched their lives in a variety of ways.
“Each of these professors dedicated their careers to educating our PNC students. We thank them for their commitment to their profession and the enthusiasm they brought to the classroom,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “Countless students have been inspired by these outstanding professors.”
Brady retired from PNC on Sept. 7 as associate professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision. He also served as the Industrial Engineering Technology program coordinator.
He started teaching as a lecturer in 1964, and became an assistant professor in 1975. Prior to coming to PNC, he worked in private industry for many years.
Brady earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his MBA from University of Chicago.
Buckler, associate professor of English, retired from PNC on Aug. 14. She started her career at Purdue North Central in 1986 as assistant professor of English and director of Composition. She was promoted to associate professor of English in 1992.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bennington College and was granted her master’s degree and Ph.D. from University of Louisville.
Machtinger retired from PNC on Dec. 31. He joined the PNC faculty in 1972 as associate professor of mathematics.
He earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. from Washington University.