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Cynthia Walker Middleton worked at Motorola as a liaison between engineers and technicians.
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A long journey home to Purdue

Purdue Global made it possible to finish a degree started in West Lafayette 40 years ago She has lived in numerous states and taken college courses in several of them, but Cynthia Walker Middleton has always had a soft spot …

Boiler Gold Rush students gather around the “A Warm Light for All” art installation
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BGR Entertainment Challenge showcases creativity on campus

After experiencing the BGR Entertainment Challenge, new students might contemplate how personal interests can influence their career path.

Purdue Global alumna Ashley Tippins
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Purdue Global alumna aims to create change in her community as a nurse

Ashley Tippins’ desire to serve patients’ needs motivated her to relentlessly pursue three nursing credentials via Purdue Global.

James and Tracy Ly Scott at Purdue Global commencement with children Damien and Jocelyn.
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Purdue Global couple celebrates graduation milestone together

James and Tracy Ly Scott commemorated years of teamwork when crossing the stage together to accept their Purdue Global diplomas.

Preeti Sivasankar
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Facilitating communication across generations

Through their teaching, research and clinical work, Purdue’s speech-language pathologists address a variety of factors that can disrupt the communication process.

Purdue University Global alumna Krystal Dabon
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Purdue University Global alumna finds unexpected passion for nursing

The Krystal Dabon of 2022 is a far different person from the one who entered the nursing profession two decades ago.

Purdue University Global graduates celebrate with mascot Purdue Pete.
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Meeting students’ needs, wherever they are

Life could have gotten in the way for these Purdue University Global alumni, but they persistently pursued their academic goals.

Logan Noster and Umesh Patel
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Chance encounter reveals Purdue engineers’ remarkable connection

Umesh Patel unexpectedly met a beneficiary of Cook Biotech’s SIS technology on the night Purdue named him a distinguished alumnus.

Purdue alumnus Nathan O’Rourke, race engineer for IndyCar driver Colton Herta
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From the grandstands to pit row

A young Nathan O’Rourke could list every Indianapolis 500 winner since 1911. Since then, he’s worked with some of the best known names in IndyCar and is currently living out his racing dreams.

The limestone slabs that once welcomed visitors to campus at the corner of Grant and State streets have been repurposed as part of the renovations at Purdue Memorial Union. This slab now sits at the base of the Great Hall stairwell, while the other is positioned near the PMU’s west tower stairs. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue Marketing and Communications)
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Renovations modernize PMU dining level while celebrating Purdue’s history

The Purdue Memorial Union’s renovated ground floor looks like an entirely different space to most visitors. But when they see the many nods to Purdue and PMU history embedded within the new layout, even staunch Purdue traditionalists can find elements …

Milind Kulkarni wants his students to train their minds to be able to answer future questions they have not even considered yet. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue Marketing and Communications)
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Training students’ brains

As far back as Milind Kulkarni can remember, he wanted to be the student in class who knew the answers to all of the teacher’s questions. As an instructor, he is driven by pursuit of the a-ha moment where a …

Danny Milisavljevic is the operator of the Astro-Boilermaker Telescope, which is housed in an observatory at the Purdue Wildlife Area. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue Marketing and Communications)
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Connecting students with the cosmos

Danny Milisavljevic dreams of giving every Purdue undergraduate student the opportunity to look through a telescope before they graduate. With the new Astro-Boilermaker Telescope and observatory at his disposal, Milisavljevic might someday be able to provide that invaluable learning opportunity.