Alumni Profile: Jim Limp

Author(s): Tim Brouk
Photographs by: Tim Brouk

After a 36-year career at Eli Lilly & Co., Jim Limp and his wife, Mary Jane, are giving back to the program that helped build his success. Through their estate plans, an endowment was created to fuel a four-year College of Science scholarship. The Limps have enjoyed a busy retirement full of volunteerism and frequent trips back to West Lafayette. “Mary Jane and I realize that my years at Purdue had a significant influence on my career,” says Jim. To give back to the College of Science through your estate plans, please email

Jim and Mary Jane Limp

Jim and Mary Jane Limp in front of their home in Lebanon, Ind.