Purdue receives award for supporting Toastmasters

Toastmasters International presented the Corporate Recognition Award to Purdue Friday afternoon.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 5:42 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Purdue University is being honored for supporting a major leadership organization.

Toastmasters International presented the Corporate Recognition Award to Purdue Friday afternoon.

Toastmasters helps people develop communication and leadership skills.  Many clubs have a hard time finding meeting areas, but Purdue always makes sure its five Toastmaster clubs have places to gather.

The international director for Toastmasters International, Donald Bittick said clubs in other cities sometimes have to host their meetings in crowded restaraunts.

"To be able to have an organization like Purdue University to provide a quiet place where people can come together, share fellowship, have fun and develop their skills is just outstanding," said Bittick, a Purdue alumnus.

Purdue's community relations director, Mike Piggott said many Purdue employees have gained confidence and leadership skills from Toastmasters.

"When you have a staff of people like we do at this university who have those qualities, it's easy for the university to invest in that kind of a group. And making facilities available, pretty easy thing to do because we benefit from that," said Piggott.

The Coporate Recognition Award is given once a year to an institution that goes above and beyond to help Toastmasters.

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