Donnie Payne

I was raised on a small farm in Fountain County Indiana and graduated from Covington High School in 1976.  I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Engineering in 1983.  I married my bride Kim in 1983 and have two sons born in 1985 and 1988.

I've had the privilege of working overseas in England and Japan as a Government contractor with Lockheed Martin for almost 10 years.  Being a farm boy from Indiana , I never planned leaving the state, let alone the country! 

Working at Purdue University has been a great experience for me and is enjoyable.  I use to be the Systems Administrator in the Genomics Facility utilizing the UNIX servers.  I now enjoy working in Agronomy as the Network Administrator.  Having a hand in the Climatology group is fulfilling and I wish them the best success.