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Burrell '81 Recognized For NFF Leadership

L-R: Tim Maloney ’74 and Corby Thompson ’81 join Bart Burrell ’81 at the annual NFF dinner.

After 11 years as President of the Joe Tiller Chapter of the National Football Foundation, Bart Burrell is passing the gavel to his successor.

Jim Vruggink, Executive Director noted, “Bart has provided great leadership, direction and community support for the chapter in guiding it from its infancy in 2004 to become one of the largest chapters among the 120 nationwide, helping Purdue accomplish its goals of getting more former players into the College Football and Indiana Football Halls of Fame and providing scholarships totaling almost $250,000 for more than 200 scholar-athletes as they transition from high school to college.”

Bart was particularly happy to have helped in getting his long time friend and Purdue football teammate Mark Herrmann inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In attendance at the annual NFF “Celebrating Our Legends XI” Honors dinner held at the Purdue Memorial Union on June 10 was a large contingent of Sigma Chi’s.

"I wanted to thank all the Sigma Chi’s for attending the NFF annual dinner last night,” wrote Bart in an email the following day. “I know the event is long and some of you had to get home very late. When I saw Butch (Brose) prior to the dinner I thought it was very nice of him to come and support the NFF. But then as the rest of you came in I started to wonder what is going on. Maybe you were all there to support our chapter, but I will assume you were there to show some support for me. I am very lucky to have such good friends and brothers. For all of you to show up, it did make it special. Also, a big thank you to Jim Vruggink for all the work he does for the Joe Tiller chapter."

And Bart thank you for all you’ve done for so many over the years.