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First-year vet student Elliot Westrich thinks zoological veterinary medicine is likely his calling, but he has three years to go, including a year of clinical rotations. John Burkhardt, whose choices took him from the family farm to a distinguished career in drug discovery, thinks keeping an open mind is a great idea.

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The view ahead – summer 2023

Bernie Engel

The Purdue College of Agriculture’s new dean, Bernie Engel, has been a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering for 35 years. He led his department to number-one undergraduate and graduate program rankings, and, as senior associate dean, oversaw research income increase by nearly twofold. But when asked about his career, he starts by sharing a memory from working on his family farm.

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