Fish Fry reels in Bob Dole
Bob Dole will be the guest speaker at the Ag Alumni Fish
Fry on Feb. 2, and Donya Lester couldn't be happier.
"To have Bob Dole address the Purdue Agricultural
Alumni Association about values and leadership is probably the most
exciting event I have been a part of here at Purdue," says Lester,
executive secretary of the Ag Alumni Association.
"Any time you have a big name, someone who has been
in the public eye for a long time, it's going to create a great deal
of enthusiasm. But when you tell people Bob Dole is coming to Fish Fry,
well, you can just see everybody get even more excited."
Dole was the Republican candidate for president in 1996,
was Gerald Ford's running mate for vice president in 1976, and served
as Senate Repiblican leader from 1984 to 1996.
Dole received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with
Oak Leaf Cluster for his heroic deeds as platoon leader in the Tenth
Mountain Division in Italy in 1945.
The Fish Fry is moving from its traditional home in the
Purdue Armory to Cumberland Place, a convention center at 1780 Cumberland
Ave. in West Lafayette, adjacent to University Inn.
With limited seating at Cumberland Place and a speaker
of Dole's stature, Lester says tickets for the Fish Fry are going fast.
"Tickets, priced at $15, will be available through
the Ag Alumni office," she says. "Our alumni will have first
dibs on tickets before they go on sale to the general public."
For information on tickets, go to
or call the Alumni office at (765) 494-8593.