Once Jim Remick joined the Purdue Technology Dean’s Council in 1990, his support of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute became continuous, even though he passed away in December of 2016. Remick designated the Purdue Foundation as a beneficiary in his life insurance policy, and his unique gift supports the Jim and Sheli Remick Endowment.
Remick and his wife, Sheli, initially funded the endowment in 2004 to support students and faculty in the college, known then as the School of Technology. They received the Honorary Boilermaker Award that same year.
In 2008, Jim Remick was also awarded a Purdue Technology Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing respected leaders in national and worldwide industries who have created and advanced a vision of excellence.
“Jim and Sheli have shown an unwavering commitment to the mission of Purdue University and the Polytechnic, even though they earned academic degrees at other institutions,” said Beth Helton, development operations and donor relations manager in Purdue Polytechnic. “We miss Jim, and we will always be thankful for his generous, ongoing support.”