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Podcast Ep. 84 – Deputy Athletics Director Tiffini Grimes Discusses the Spirit of Purdue Athletics and Proud Return to Her Alma Mater

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Tiffini Grimes (BA political science ’05), Purdue University’s deputy athletics director and senior woman administrator.  This Boilermaker alumna highlights her journey in collegiate athletics as she made her way from …

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson on his journey to the top

Henderson was introduced to the stage when an aunt put him and his brother on a tour of local churches.

Donna and Joe are crossing the stage together and pause for a photo with Frank Dooley, holding their diplomas.

It’s never too late to come back. ‘Purdue Global was built for working adults like us.’

The most striking thing about Joe and Donna is how proud they are of one another.

Purdue head football coach Ryan Walters

Coach Walters: Man on a mission 

Purdue football coach Ryan Walters navigated many obstacles during a stunning and swift ascent to the summit of his profession.

Sanai Johnson pulling graduation cap tassel.

Finding a place to belong with Purdue Polytechnic High Schools

Because of the small classes and connection with coaches, PPHS had an immediate appeal for Sanai Johnson.

Medger Hansboro

An open classroom environment fuels curiosity 

Looking back at who he was his freshman year of high school, Medger Hansboro can barely believe his own transformation.


Podcast Ep. 83: IndyCar Engineers, Purdue Alums Talk Team Penske Legacy and Indy 500

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Matt Kuebel and Mike Koenigs, Team Penske IndyCar engineers and Purdue University alums. Listen as Matt (BS mechanical engineering ’22) and Mike (MS aeronautical and astronautical engineering ’03) discuss their …

Jay Williams in graduation cap and gown.

Developing persistence at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools

Jay Williams started dreaming about attending Purdue University after seeing a commercial for the engineering program at 8 years old.


Purdue Global Spring 2023 Commencement

Ceremonies, receptions and dinners took place on Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, on May 5-6. Graduates enjoyed every event surrounded by family and friends. After all of their work, Purdue Global has prepared them for more – more opportunity, …

Zachary Nelson smiling.

An exclusive IndyCar partnership: Behind the scenes of Purdue’s work with Juncos Hollinger Racing

Not every internship showcases your work at 200 mph on national television. Purdue’s exclusive internship with Juncos does.

Lauren is delivering her speech, wearing a cap and gown and standing at the podium onstage.

‘Purdue Global moved me forward’

Lauren had a vision for her life. This is the story of the detours – and comebacks – along the way.

Soojung Jo is an assistant professor in Purdue University’s School of Nursing.

Harnessing the power of social media for preventive health

Soojung Jo had just completed her master’s in nursing informatics at Seoul National University when the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak spread through South Korea in 2015. At the time, Jo was working in the Gyeonggi Infectious Control Center, …

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