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Betty Nelson, former Purdue dean of students

Early advocacy paved way for Purdue’s thriving Disability Resource Center

It’s a source of endless pride for early advocates that today’s Boilermakers with disabilities have ample opportunities to succeed.

Current and former Purdue Women in Engineering Program directors Donna Frohreich McKenzie, Beth Holloway, Jane Zimmer Daniels and Marie McKee pose for a photo with Leah Jamieson, center, the university’s John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering from 2006-17.

Welcoming women engineers to Purdue

Only 47 Purdue women were enrolled in engineering in 1969. As of fall 2022, the number had increased to 4,193.

Eugene Cernan on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972.

Eugene Cernan: Purdue astronaut, NASA pioneer

Eugene Cernan could make his otherworldly accomplishments seem accessible to the mortals who had never ventured beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.

Purdue Global student Leanna Chroman.

Commitment to service prompts restaurant exec to choose Purdue Global

Leanna Chroman learned early on about the joy and fulfillment that comes from caring about others’ well-being.

Purdue Polytechnic High School offers its students a unique pathway to acceptance at Purdue University.

Purdue remains nimble and driven toward the future

Evolving alongside society is necessary for any land-grant institution that wishes to deliver upon its promise.

Melissa Burdi, dean and vice president of the Purdue Global School of Nursing

Helping nurses benefit their patients – and themselves

Melissa Burdi’s wealth of experience gives her a unique perspective on the possibilities available to Purdue Global nursing students.

George Wodicka, right, led Purdue’s biomedical engineering program for 23 years before stepping down in 2021.

Why Purdue is unique among land-grant institutions

Purdue distinguishes itself through its focus on collaborative, multidisciplinary research that is increasingly important to solving society’s most pressing issues.

Statue of John Purdue on the Purdue University campus.

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.

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.

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.

Kelvin Gumbs, U.S. Navy veteran and Purdue Global alumnus

Naval officer complements leadership skills with Purdue Global degree

Kelvin Gumbs chose Purdue Global because he recognized the value of a degree from a respected name in higher education.


Purdue Global, PPHS carry on tradition that dates back to Purdue’s founding

As a land-grant university, Purdue exists to provide educational opportunity Nearly 45 years after she attended her first class on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, Cynthia Walker Middleton finished what she started by completing an online degree in business administration …