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Thanks to Gerald Lyles '64 for answering our survey! We asked him about his favorite place to go in West Lafayette, his favorite college tradition, and where life since Purdue has taken him. Here's what he had to say:

Where was your favorite place to go in West Lafayette, why was this place so special to you?

Basketball games with fraternity brothers to watch up to five members of the house play.

What was your favorite event, tradition, or activity to partake in during your college years? Why was it so important to you? Do you still engage with that event, tradition, or activity?

Fiji Island.  Homecoming.  Fun to turn the house in to an entirely different environment.  Homecoming brought the campus alive with decorations in front of housing units. 

As an alum, what do you see as the most valuable part of your FIJI experience?

Exposed to outstanding future leaders and learning tolerance of those from many different backgrounds.

Share an update of what's new in your life.

Living through Covid-19.  Career is winding down at age 78.  Have had a wonderful life traveling with wife when opportunities allowed.  

Would you like to let your brothers in on your answers to these questions? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and let us know!

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