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Somita Basu, a graduate of Purdue Global’s Concord Law School.
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Somita’s Purdue Global story: shaking up the legal field

Purdue Global’s Concord Law School helped Somita make a midcareer pivot I had a successful career as a management consultant in Singapore and India. When I got pregnant with my first child, I decided that I really needed some mental …

Purdue Global graduates Kelvin Gumbs and Sherry McQueary and Purdue Global deans Melissa Burdi and Jeffery Buck
Podcast

Podcast Ep. 71: A Graduation Celebration to be Thankful For: The Impact of Purdue Global

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to five members of the Purdue Global community as they celebrate the impact Purdue Global has had on their careers and lives. The podcast team went behind the scenes at the …

Rick and Dee Rietz
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Motion P barn stops you in your tracks

Meet the Boilermaker fan family that handcrafted Purdue’s Motion P logo on their barn Rick and Dee Rietz come from a family of die-hard Boilermakers. Rick (BS management ’76), Dee (BS consumer and family sciences ’79) and their son Adam …

The Purdue-inspired Motion P barn
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Building on a legacy through Purdue barns

Three Boilermaker barns celebrate the joy of persistence and honor their ties to Purdue and Indiana Driving through Indiana, you will find no shortage of beautiful farm fields of corn, soybeans and wheat. The golden crops sway in the breeze …

Todd and Jessica Foster
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A Purdue-themed basketball barn built for dreamers

Have you ever wanted to play basketball in Purdue’s Mackey Arena? Now you can play in a barn that is known as ‘Mini-Mackey.’ Todd Foster’s dream was to open a multifunctional basketball facility ­­— not only for his family but …

The Smith’s
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A Purdue Pete barn at Smith Family Farms

An 8th-generation family farm emphasizes Purdue pride and the importance of teaching children about Indiana farming Over 100 years old and still standing is the Smith Family Farms’ barn, with a distinctive Purdue Pete decorating its side. This eighth-generation family …

LaQuinta seated at a table in a coffee shop, with books and a coffee cup in front of her.
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LaQuinta’s Purdue Global Story: Finally isn’t the same as too late

When I got pregnant my senior year, my grandmother encouraged me to enroll in community college.

Statue of John Purdue on the Purdue University campus.
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What is a land-grant university?

What makes Purdue and its 111 land-grant peers different from other colleges and universities?

University Hall on the Purdue University campus.
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A tradition of opportunity

Purdue University was created to serve the people of Indiana and beyond through research, teaching and engagement.

Purdue Global graduates Massimo Ruzza and Gabe Giusti.
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Friends in flight crossing the finish line together

Purdue Global classmates Gabe Giusti and Massimo Ruzza had so much in common that friendship was all but inevitable.

Kyle Orton
Podcast

Podcast Ep. 70: Former Quarterback Kyle Orton on Coach Tiller, His NFL Experience and Earning His Purdue Degree After Retirement

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to former Purdue University and NFL quarterback Kyle Orton. Listen as Kyle (BA history ’14) discusses how former coach Joe Tiller and quarterback Drew Brees inspired him to choose Purdue, the …

Purdue Global graduate Tony Friesner studying outside.
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Purdue Global helps a veteran pursue a new role as a professor

Career and classroom experiences have brought Tony Friesner to believe there is always an opportunity to serve the greater good.

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