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Honoring distinguished graduates of the Purdue University Northwest campuses.

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Deadline: Nov. 15, 2023

Purdue Northwest is accepting nominations for the third Annual PNW Alumni Hall of Fame! The 2024 Hall of Fame inductee(s) will be honored on Thursday, April 4, 2024 in Alumni Hall on the PNW Hammond campus.

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The Alumni Hall of Fame is so important. It allows us to recognize our graduates of the university who have done something spectacular and thank them for all the hard work that they’ve done after they finished their degree here.

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon

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2023 Honorees

Robert Johnson III

Robert Johnson III

Johnson serves as President and CEO of Cimcor, Inc. in Merrillville, Indiana. Cimcor develops cutting edge information technology security software to help companies meet compliance and regulatory requirements as well as protect valuable information and ensure system uptime.

Prior to Cimcor, Inc., Johnson served as manager of business systems for Davy McKee Corporation and founded Velocityware, which focuses on the development, marketing and distribution of mobile software and technology. He is an inventor and has led the development of several patented and patent-pending technologies.

Johnson earned his associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PNW and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for PNW’s department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics in the College of Technology.

Stewart McMillan

Stewart "Stu" McMillan

McMillan is the founder of the Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation in Valparaiso, Indiana. The MAAC Foundation, named to honor McMillan’s father, Clyde “Mack” McMillan, is a multi-purpose campus that provides training opportunities to first responders in Northwest Indiana.

McMillan previously led Task Force Tips, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of firefighting equipment, and served as a member of the Union Township and Washington Township fire departments in Porter County, Indiana.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering in 1977 from PNW. McMillan’s generous support has helped PNW upgrade facilities and student workspace, including the PNW Design Studio on the Hammond campus.

Alfredo Sori

Alfredo "Al" Sori

Sori retired after a distinguished career from Kiewit Corporation, one of North America’s largest construction and engineering organizations. He most recently served as division manager of Kiewit subsidiary Mass Electric Transportation, where he oversaw transit electrical, communication, traction power, security, ITS, roadway lighting projects and high-speed rail pursuits across North America. He served in division manager roles since 2013 with executive oversight of multiple Kiewit districts and subsidiaries.

In 2020 he made a gift to support a general biology lab space inside PNW’s Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building, naming the space the Sivilla-Sori Biology Lab in memory of his mother, Georgina Sivilla.

Sori earned both an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management in 1989 from PNW.

PNW 2023 Alumni Hall of Inductees Alfredo “Al” Sori, Stewart “Stu” McMillan and Robert Johnson III in front of the Alumni Hall of Fame Display in the Student Union and Library Building

2023 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Purdue University Northwest inducted Robert Johnson III, Stewart “Stu” McMillan and Alfredo “Al” Sori into the PNW Alumni Hall of Fame in June 2023. The recognition honored these high-achieving alumni for their impact on their communities—and alma mater.

Relive the Induction Ceremony with Great News

Read the 2023 Honoree Announcement

David Roberts

Our 2022 Inductee

David A. Roberts

Chairman, President and CEO Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Purdue University Northwest has selected David A. Roberts as the first honoree to the university’s new PNW Alumni Hall of Fame. A Marine Corps veteran and native of Steger, Illinois, Roberts earned his bachelor’s degree in Technology with distinction from the Purdue University Northwest Hammond campus in 1974.

Meet the First PNW Hall of Fame Inductee

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Celebrating the Pride

Regardless of when you graduated, what you studied or what campus you graduated from, your diploma makes you a member of the Purdue University Northwest alumni community!

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