David Ching, Author

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.

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.

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.

George Wodicka poses in the atrium at Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering.

Student success, collaborations highlight Wodicka’s legacy at Purdue

From the beginning, George Wodicka believed a strong academic foundation would enhance Purdue biomedical engineering’s external success.

Sheila Taylor holds her Purdue University Global diploma.

A lesson in dedication

Cancer couldn’t stop this Army veteran from pursuing a Purdue Global degree Once Sheila Taylor set her mind on completing a graduate degree, nothing was going to stand in her way. Not when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for …

Justin Marvin is a firefighter and paramedic with the Purdue Fire Department.

Purdue firefighter gets new opportunities learning online

More than 500 Purdue employees have attended Purdue Global tuition-free As the son of two public servants – a teacher and the former West Lafayette chief of police – Justin Marvin was naturally drawn to an occupation that educates and …

Cynthia Walker Middleton worked at Motorola as a liaison between engineers and technicians.

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

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.