Podcast Episode 54 – Purdue Couples
This is Purdue, the official podcast for Purdue University, highlights stories about Boilermakers from across all disciplines, who through research, innovation and determination, have persistently pursued their next giant leap.
Hosted by Purdue University alum, Brian Lamb School of Communication graduate, and Indiana native Kate Young, This is Purdue aims to examine all of the incredible accomplishments of Boilermakers and their contributions to the world.
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In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” two couples share their love stories that began during their time at Purdue University.
Randy and Linda Shields, co-chairs of President’s Council (part of the Purdue for Life Foundation), and Norm and Karen Blake, President’s Council members, are celebrating 45 and 56 years of marriage, respectively, after meeting at Purdue.
You’ll hear why both couples continue to foster relationships and volunteer within the Boilermaker community and their generational stories of traditions, friendships and family.
Do you have your own Boilermaker Bond love story? We want to hear from you! Tag us on social media @LifeAtPurdue with the hashtag #ThisIsPurdue.
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Link to the podcast: https://stories.purdue.edu/podcast/presidents-council-couples
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SUGGESTED SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
LinkedIn + Facebook
- Did you meet your partner at #Purdue? Check out our latest #ThisIsPurdue podcast episode as two couples share their love stories from their time at Purdue. You’ll hear why both Randy and Linda Shields and Norm and Karen Blake continue to stay deeply connected within the #Boilermaker community and President’s Council (part of @purdueforlifefoundation) after 45+ years of marriage. Listen in: <link>
- “We appreciate our days at Purdue, the people that are here and the opportunities we were given. Purdue will always mean a lot to us.” President’s Council (part of @purdueforlifefoundation) co-chairs, Randy and Linda Shields, share generational stories of traditions, friendships and family within the #Boilermaker community on our latest episode of #ThisIsPurdue. Listen today! <link>
- “The Purdue community has always meant so much to us. Every time we come back to campus we feel like we are in college again. It is such a wonderful feeling.” Hear more from President’s Council (part of @purdueforlifefoundation) members Norm and Karen Blake, who met at #Purdue more than 50 years ago, on #ThisIsPurdue. <link>
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- RT if you met your partner at #Purdue! And be sure to check out our latest #ThisIsPurdue episode as two @PUPresCouncil couples share their love stories from their time at Purdue. Listen in: <link>
- “We appreciate our days at Purdue … and the opportunities we were given. Purdue will always mean a lot to us.” Listen as @PUPresCouncil co-chairs Randy and Linda Shields share generational stories of traditions, friendships & family on #ThisIsPurdue. <link>
- “The Purdue community has always meant so much to us. Every time we come back to campus we feel like we are in college again.” Hear more from @PUPresCouncil members Norm and Karen Blake, who met at #Purdue more than 50 years ago, on #ThisIsPurdue. <link>
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