Charles Hamilton Ade, MD

After graduation from Indiana University with a BS, Dr. Ade pursued a degree in medicine from Indiana University where he graduated cum laude. He was a specialist in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery in Lafayette from 1938-1979 and was the owner and builder of the Ade Medical Center.

C. H. Ade was a member of the Tippecanoe County Medical Society, the Indiana State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ears, Nose and Throat, Home Hospital Board of Directors, and the State YMCA Board of Directors. He also actively served on the boards of the Boy Scouts, Harrison Trails, Otterbein Home (a church affiliated retirement home in Lebanon, Ohio), and as an officer and board member at Grace United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Masonic Organization including the Scottish Rite. He was recognized for his many contributions by receiving the Silver Beaver (Boy Scouts), Friend-in-Deed (Noon Optimists), Golden Deed (Lafayette Exchange Club), Kiwanis Legion of Honor, and the YMCA Service plaque. He also was a life member of the Indiana University Alumni Association.

Pedro P. Granadillo

After graduation from Purdue University in 1970, Pedro joined Eli Lilly and Company, as a staff engineer. In 1971 he transferred to the international facilities planning organization and became a project engineer for Lilly Indiana de España, S.A., a Lilly affiliate in Spain, and in 1974 was named engineering manager. The following year he became project manager, responsible for building a new chemical facility in southern Spain, and was then named production director.

In 1980, Pedro was transferred to the London Branch of Lilly International as director of European production coordination. He became director of manufacturing operations for Eli Lilly and Company Limited, a Lilly affiliate in Basingstoke, England. In 1985, in addition to his responsibilities in Basingstoke, he assumed responsibilities for the Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (a former Lilly subsidiary), manufacturing operations for the United Kingdom and the coordination of Lilly production operations in Europe.

Pedro Granadillo returned to company headquarters in Indianapolis in 1986 when he was named director of materials planning. He became director of manufacturing strategy development in 1987 and was named executive director of production operations and manufacturing strategy development in 1989.

He is a former member of the dean's advisory council of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Currently, he is a member of the boards of directors of the International School of Indiana, Park Tudor School, and Conner Prairie.

Richard V. Ebershoff

After graduation from Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard V. Ebershoff joined his father at Lafayette Tent and Awning. The company specialized in commercial and residential awnings, and supplies tents to various functions in over thirty states. They were one of the suppliers of tents for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. They put together tents in various sizes from 12' X 12' to 100' X over 400'. Dick has been active in many organizations including the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Center, a Life member of the Elks, original member of the Purdue Downtown Gridiron Club, served as President of IIK (Regional Association of Canvas Manufacturers), and the John Purdue Club. He is an honorary member of the Reamers, the Gimlet Club and the P Men. He and President Hovde were the first two recipients of the coveted Diamond P presented by the John Purdue Club. He was honored at a banquet in 1969 by Purdue University and the Lafayette community for his dedication and service. His business adventure and devotion to sports was instrumental in his being on of the founders of the Indiana Pacers.

Dick has been instrumental in providing summer jobs for hundreds of young people, while they were students at Purdue University and local high schools. There are now four generations of Ebershoffs working at Lafayette Tent and Awning to carry on the work ethics and pride instilled by Dick.

John B. Wellman

After graduation from Purdue University with BS and MS degrees in Physics, and an ME in Engineering Management from UCLA, John Wellman has played a leading role in the development of scientific instruments for NASA's missions, dating back to the successful Viking orbiters and landers that explored Mars in 1976. He has led the development of science experiments for both planetary exploration and earth remote sensing, including imaging systems and infrared insturmentation on the current Galileo mission to Jupiter and the forthcoming Cassini mission to Saturn and its moon Titan. He is the author of more than thirty technical papers on scientific instrumentation development.

John managed the development of the Mars Pathfinder science payload, including a solid-state stereoscopic camera with multispectral capability which returned approximately 20,000 images of the Martian surface and atmosphere, an alpha proton X-ray spectrometer for analysis of the elemental composition of Mars' soil and rocks, and meteorology experiment that monitors the local weather at the landing site. The rover explored the vicinity of the lander and analyzed the elementary composition of numerous soil and rock samples for about ninety days. He coordinated the efforts of more than one hundred scientists and engineers from institutions spanning the globe as they analyzed the mission data, planned scientific observations with Pathfinder's instruments and conducted the operations of the rover, Sojourner, on the planet's surface. The Mars Pathfinder experiment team included researchers from a number of US universities and institutions as well as foreign participants from Germany, Denmark and Russia.

Edward Elliott

After graduation from Purdue University, Edward Elliott became a test engineer for General Electric. He devised unique methods and procedures for testing refrigeration equipment. As an engineer for Pressed Steel Tank Company in West Allis, Wisconsin, he established times and temperatures for proper heat treatment for pressure vessels to comply with ASME Codes and ICC regulations and became Chief of the Inspection Department. He also served as a Field Engineer for military products such as torpedo noses and afterbodies, sea mines, and oxygen cylinders. While working for Westvaco Chemical Company, he developed and produced a special nickel drum for shipping and storing liquid bromide, which received an Industrial Packaging Product of the Year award. During World War II, Ed was assigned to the 21st Air Force in the Marianas to make preparations for using new 12,000 and 24,000 pound bombs at the same Tinian airbase used by the Enola Gay for the atomic bomb missions. After serving in World War II, Ed returned to Pressed Steel Tank Company, where he served as manager of the PST Cleveland office. He often piloted an airplane for customer calls and for Purdue recruiting. In the late 1950's Ed joined the staff at Liquid Carbonie Corporation, which was the leading carbon dioxide producer in the United States. During the early 1960's while living in Lake Forest, Illinois, Ed joined the Haywood Publishing Company, which had its headquarters in Chicago and two printing plants in Lafayette. He became the publisher of Industrial Publishing and Consumer Packaging. And then in the mid 60's, Ed decided to start a new company, Omnibus, Inc., and served as President and sole stockholder.

Edward Elliott was instrumental in establishing the Purdue Alumni Club and served as its President. He has been active in the John Purdue Club and the President's Council since inception. He has been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Brent W. Miller, MD

After graduation, where he was the salutatorian, Dr. Miller received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Microbiology from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California in 1986 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri in 1990. He subsequently completed training in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital at Washington University and a postdoctoral fellowship in nephrology at Washington University. Effective July 1, 1998, he will join the faculty of the Renal Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University where his responsibilities will include teaching, patient care and research.

Brent has participated in extensive scientific research at Stanford University and Washington University. His work is published in the American Journal of Physiology, Transplantation, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Transplantation, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. As an undergraduate at Stanford, he received first prize in the Molecular Biology and Genetics Section at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference in 1986. Brent was the recipient of the Alexander Berg Award in Microbiology and Immunology from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1990. As a postdoctoral fellow, he was awarded a Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Health in 1998. Brent is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Transplant Physicians.

Joseph T. Bumbleburg

After graduation from the University of Notre Dame (BA, 1958), Joseph Bumbleburg entered the Indiana University School of Law (JD, 1961). He entered the military in 1961 for three years active duty and then returned to practice law in Lafayette. Joe specializes in land use, development and local administrative law as the Senior Partner in Ball, Eggleston, Bumbleburg, McBride, Walkey and Stapleton, PC, Attorneys at Law. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He has served as Past President of the United Way of Greater Lafayette, the Community Foundation and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Past National Governor of the American Red Cross and the recipient of the Harriman Award of Distinguished Volunteer Service from the American National Red Cross. Joe has been a member and Secretary of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Merit Commission, a Deputy Election Board Member of Tippecanoe County, a member of the Department of Indiana American Legion Baseball Committee and has been appointed a member of the Supreme Court of Indiana Character and Fitness Committee and a State Trustee of Ivy Tech State College.

Richard W. Wien

After graduation from Purdue University with a B.S. in Chemistry and Stanford University with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Richard W. Wien was a Sr. Research Chemist in the Color Photography Division and was a project leader for high speed video films. For his endeavors he received an Emmy in 1978. In 1978 he became a senior engineer in Motion Picture Development and was a key member of a team that received a technical OSCAR for Eastman color Motion Picture Films. From 1981-88 he has been the Project Leader in Color Negative Development as the designer of Vericolor III Professional film. This film remains as the industry standard and has had sales in excess of $1 billion. In 1988 he became the Product Quality Director of the Professional Photography Division and was responsible for the manufacturing quality and customer specifications of professional sensitized products (approximately $1.5 billion in sales). From 1994-95, Richard served as the Manager of the Color Reversal Systems Kodak Research and was responsible for fifty engineers and scientists developing new color reversal films and processes. Since 1995, he has been at the Eastman Kodak System Concepts Center and responsible for the identification and development of growth opportunities in Commercial and Business markets. He is instrumental in originating three concepts, which when commercialized, will generate over $200 million in incremental revenue. He formed a Research and Development Business Unit team that developed the process for identifying and managing the growth initiatives.

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Greece Baptist Church,  Purdue Club of Rochester, Pittsford Central School Board, National Tour Speaker for American Chemical Society and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His professional awards include the American Chemical Society, Hero of Chemistry; Public Service Medal, NASA-Johnson Space Center; Technical Emmy for development of High Speed Video News Film; and a member of the team that received a technical OSCAR.