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Laurie L Van Keppel

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Career Svcs & External Relations Coord
  • Career Svcs & External Relations Coord
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 2203
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Laurie’s primary responsibilities are external relations and student career/placement services. She helps create and maintain relationships between the industry and the Department by matching areas of need with areas of expertise. She administers the Industrial Associates Program and assists the Centers housed within the Department of Food Science with their engagement efforts with companies. She leads the Department’s career services by advising and training students in their professional skills, connecting students with employers for internships and full-time positions. She also leads the Department’s alumni relations, communications, and marketing efforts via print, web, social media, and special events.