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Purdue Northwest announces first inductee into Alumni Hall of Fame

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David A. Roberts

Purdue University Northwest has selected a business leader and major donor as the first member of its PNW Alumni Hall of Fame. David A. Roberts is a 1974 graduate of the school's Hammond campus and retired in 2020 as the CEO and board chair of building product supplier Carlisle Companies.

The university says "Roberts has been instrumental in supporting STEM education at PNW," including the David Roberts Center for Innovation and Design and the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center. He's recently committed $3 million for a new PNW Impact Lab, which the school says will support economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Roberts will be honored during PNW's Roaring Ahead Scholarship Gala on June 10. The university plans to induct members into its Alumni Hall of Fame each year.