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Mike Reckowsky , Faculty Advisor

After graduating from Paxton High School, Mike moved to San Diego, CA and enrolled at Grossmont College and earned an internship with the America’s Cup Organizing Committee. He transferred to Purdue University, raced with the Purdue Sailing Team, and received his Bachelor’s Degree of Political Science. After working as Campaign Manager for two congressional races, Mike worked for the Indiana Clerk of Courts in Indianapolis eventually assuming the position as the Roll of Attorneys’ for the Clerk’s Office.

Mike accepted a position in the University Development Office of Purdue University before becoming the Administrative Director for the Department of Food Science. During his nine years in Food Science, he began several initiatives that helped the Department excel. He instituted a brand management program that assisted faculty in receiving funding and award recognition at the University and national levels. This culminated in Mike’s role in the application of Purdue University’s first World Food Prize recipient.

Following the events of September 11, Mike along with Dr. Richard Linton, began an academic and industrial outreach program for Food Safety and Defense for the nation’s food supply. The Food Defense Simulation was held throughout the country and more than 400 food industry executives and academicians participated in the program. Mike authored a white paper published by the Institute of Food Technologists, holds copyright privileges on the Food Defense Simulation, taught and co-taught graduate level food defense courses, filed patent applications on edible coatings, and represented Purdue at several food defense research summit

Mike became the Research Security Administrator for the Office of the Vice President for Research in 2008. He is a key member of the University’s Export Control Management Program, helping the institution and faculty comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the regulations under the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Mike has served as the Faculty Advisor for the Purdue Rifle and Pistol Club and the Purdue Rifle Team since the Fall Semester of 2013. “The discipline, focus, and ethics needed to compete at the collegiate club level are attributes that will serve the students well in exceling in their coursework and their professional and personal lives. I’m proud to work with these students.”

Outside of Purdue, Mike is an office holder on the Board of Directors for the Roy Whistler Foundation, a husband and father of two boys. He remains an avid boater and now restores mahogany speedboats as a hobby.

3 Rules:

1. Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction.

2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

3.Always keep your firearm unloaded until you are ready to shoot.


"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." - Amendment II to the Constitution of the United States of America.