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VOTE NICK SICKLER FOR PURDUE ALUMNI REGIONAL DIRECTOR
My desire to serve on the board stems from my interest in helping others and my loyalty to Purdue. I would like to continue to be an advocate not only for our current members but for all of the University’s alumni and friends. I believe that my diverse background of being a university student- employee, a management teaching assistant, a student organization officer, a local club officer, and current Purdue Alumni Board member provides me with a unique background that allows me to connect and interact with alumni at multiple levels. Successful improvements are not possible without good communication.
Being a voice for our alumni and friends is extremely important as Purdue University and the Purdue Alumni continues to grow and evolve. This development would not be possible without the aid and support from all of our Purdue family. It would be my honor to continue to serve on the board and represent one of those voices.
FRATERNITY/SORORITY/STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Accounting Association (President), Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary organization for Financial Information students (President).
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, The Chicago Chapter of the Risk Management Association (Treasurer, President)
PURDUE ALUMNI ACTIVITIES: Purdue Club of Chicago, Treasurer & President; John Purdue Club, Captain & Chicago Committee; President’s Council; and Chicago Campaign Steering Committee. Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Job Description Task Force, and Purdue Alumni Transition Team (PATT).
SOCIAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Co-ed Flag Football, Softball, and Volleyball; Blood Donor. Fulton River District Association (Treasurer).
VOTE MICHAEL BIRCK FOR PURDUE ALUMNI UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE
Michael Birck (EE’60, HDR E’95)
Hinsdale, IL • Executive Chairman, Tellabs Inc.
Purdue Alumni Association Activities: Life member of the Purdue Alumni Association; member of the Purdue University Board of Trustees
Purdue Affiliations: Alumni member of the Board of Trustees since July 1999. Birck’s service to Purdue includes director and member of the Executive Committee of the Purdue Research Foundation; life member of the President’s Council and John Purdue Club; member, Senior Dean’s Advisory Council of the Krannert School of Management; past chairman of the Purdue Alumni Foundation Board; past chairman of the Vision 21 Chicago Regional Campaign; and co-chair of “The Campaign for Purdue.”
Social & Civic Activities: Chairman emeritus of the Lincoln Foundation for Business Excellence, director of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and former member of The Economic Club of Chicago and the United Way/Crusade of Mercy Campaign in Chicago. At Purdue, the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex and the Birck Nanotechnology Center are named in his honor, as is a wing of the recently renovated Mackey Arena project. Trustee and former chair of Board of Benedictine University and chair of the Tellabs Foundation Board.
Family: Wife, Kay Birck (life member); daughter, Joni (Birck) Stevenson (EE’84, MS EE’85; life member); son-in-law, Charles Stevenson (MS EE’82, PhD EE’86; life member); son, Kevin Birck (M’83; life member); son, Christopher
Final Thought: Having served for 14 years as a Purdue Alumni Trustee, I had anticipated that this would be my final year on the Board. However, as I approach the end of this lengthy term, Purdue is in the process of selecting a new president, easily the most important duty of a Trustee. Added to that responsibility, the University is deeply involved in serious discussions related to the academic mission of the institution, the question of affordability for Indiana and out-of-state students, the role of our Regional Campuses, and the increasingly important and expanding role of the Purdue Research Foundation. Having been involved in each of these issues, I feel that my experience may be helpful in addressing these critical issues and helping to take Purdue to even greater prominence in this 21st century.