Student has family ties to John Purdue

Logan Messmer, a sophomore building construction management major, is a relative of Purdue University's founder and benefactor, John Purdue. His family has traced their genealogy back to Purdue, who is Messmer's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-uncle.

Messmer is pictured here with a recently placed bronze statue of Purdue's founder on Memorial Mall.