1. I graduated from high school in 1968 and in the fall of that year began college at PNC. After 2-1/2 years (the last semester at West Lafayette) I dropped out and went to work full time in the retail business. I had paid my way thru those first years of college with money I earned as a paper boy and working part time while in school. After working for 4-5 years I went back to college at PUCC in 1975. I graduated from PUCC in the spring of 1981 with a degree in management majoring in labor and minoring is economics. I had originally begun my college career as an English major. Now after 30 years working in manufacturing I am retired after having to retire early due to the economy. My youngest daughter will gradute in the spring of 2013 from PNC with a Degree in English as a non traditional student. She had some fairly severe medical issues which meant she had to drop out of high school, finally get her GED and then enroll at PNC. She was given special consideration for her medical needs and when she graduates she will have been on the Chancellors List every semester and will have a 3.8 GPA. PNC and PUCC have been an important part of my life and my daughter and have done an excellent job of providing us both a quality education. Mitch Daniels may have been a good politician, but he will not be doing the Purdue family any good. He is a part of that GOP (Geriatric Old People) who are living in the past. The board should have found and educator who is knowlegeable about how to run a university and not a politician. PNC and PUCC serve two different communities very well and Mitch does not understand this and will not be able to comprehend this with one or two short visits to these two campuses.
    November 20, 2012 12:58 am on Daniels eyes locations, graduation rates of region's Purdue campuses
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