Tag Archives: Purdue University

Orville Redenbacher, Alpha Gamma Rho, on #NationalPopcornDay

It’s National Popcorn Day. Who better to recognize than Orville Redenbacher? (Looking over my shoulder, my husband was surprised that Orville Redenbacher was a real person. He thought he was more like Betty Crocker.) Redenbacher was indeed a real person … Continue reading

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Farewell to an Astronaut and a Policewoman

On December 14, 1972, Apollo 17 lifted off from the moon. Its mission commander Gene Cernan, Phi Gamma Delta, was the last astronaut to walk on the moon’s surface. The initiate of Phi Gam’s chapter at Purdue University took his Phi Gam … Continue reading

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Significant Sig George Ade, a Man Self-Made

On this day, February 9, in 1866, George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana. When he graduated from high school, his father realized that George, one of his seven children, would not make a good farmer. George was encouraged to … Continue reading

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