Purdue Alumnus Purdue Alumnus NovDec 2014 : Page 30

ALWAYS MARCHING FORWARD Taken by Purdue photographer Dave Umberger in 1987, this photo hangs in the Dean’s Conference Room in the Krach Leadership Center. From left: Helen Schle-man, 85; Beverley Stone, 71; Barbara Cook, 58; Betty Nelson, 52; and Dorothy Stratton, 88. “I sure do remember that day,” says Umberger, who retired in 2008 after a 40-year Purdue photojournalism career. “It was a beautiful day, so I said, ‘Let’s take a stroll,’” he recalls. “I don’t think women at Purdue would be where they are today” without them, Umberger says. “They had the same effect on the community, our country, and world. Things like that ripple. They were tireless, energetic women.” The photo captures their friendship, he says. “When you look at it, you can tell they love each other, feel the bond. I thought that’s what made the photo somewhat magic. As time went on, the photo became a treasure for me — of five dear friends I was honored to know.” 30 purdue alumnus november/december 2014

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