Purdue students and faculty got to peek inside the minds of four successful College of Agriculture alums during the annual entrepreneurship event. Interim Dean of Agriculture Karen Plaut moderated a panel discussion and question and answer session featuring Dr. Chuck Dietzen, Mindy Creighton Truex, Cody McKinley and Kristi Kretzmeier.
Dietzen, BS’83, is a pediatric rehabilitation specialist based in Indianapolis. Dietzen is founder and president of Timmy Global Health, providing pediatric healthcare in developing nations around the world.
Creighton Truex, BS’90, opened Creighton’s Crazy Egg Café in Warsaw, In, in 2015 and serves on the American Egg Board.
McKinley, BS’07, MS’08, is the owner of Corsa Instruments, Inc., a data acquisition systems company based in West Point, In.
Kretzmeier, BS’92, and her husband, John, started farming in 1990 with 40 acres off land. Their family farm in Benton County now encompasses 4,000 acres.
Four current Purdue College of Agriculture students introduced the panel of speakers. From left to right, the students are Carley Bennett, Annalee Witte, Rachel Stoner and James Marschande.