This summer, Dr. Gary Bennett (PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2006) retired from his post as coordinator of Purdue’s Urban and Industrial Pest Management Center. This week’s Purdue Pest Management Conference is the first in more than four decades that he attended as an attendee, not overseeing the conference itself.
To mark the end of an era, a special retirement reception and “roast” of Dr. Bennett took place Tuesday night in the Purdue Union. The stories and laughter shared were plentiful, but it was a good move on Dr. Bennett’s part to bring his wife of 55 years, Milta, as well as daughter Nikki and young granddaughter Addison to the reception, so that the stories didn’t turn too bawdy. Below is the event in pictures: