Joel Meredith, Author

Dolan Williams stands at a Purdue Global lectern with commencement gown and regalia.

Defining your own path with Purdue Global

Maybe you know the feeling. You’re settled into a comfortable job. Then with one word, your heart sinks: layoffs.

Somita Basu, a graduate of Purdue Global’s Concord Law School.

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 …

LaQuinta seated at a table in a coffee shop, with books and a coffee cup in front of her.

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.


The next giant leap in public health

Meet the new faculty members bringing diverse perspectives to public health at Purdue.

Jacque reviews information on a computer screen while working at home.

Jacque’s Purdue Global story: A passion for community

My mom is a nurse, so service has been something I have been accustomed to since I was a kid.

Identical twin sisters Kerri Stone and Kelli Lyon.

Twin sisters earn ‘twin’ nursing degrees from Purdue Global

Kerri and Kelli have a lot in common. Neighbors, co-workers, moms. Now, they add ‘twin’ MSN degrees to the list.

Jullianna Niebbia, senior, education, sociology ’22, is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Redefining what it means to be a princess

I want to tell young girls: Whatever you want to put your mind to, you can achieve it. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. As a female police officer, I’m going to have to work 20 times as …

Senior Delaney Tejcek, pre-law, communications and history minors, ’22, is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Taking every opportunity to shape the future, empower others

In a world of influencers and models, you look at these people and you think, “I want to look like that.” But that’s not how it is with the 500 Festival Princess Program.

Sophomore Emily Deldar (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; and Psychological Sciences, ’24) is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Empowering Indiana women through civic engagement

When I was in middle school choir, I was assigned to be a helper and mentor to a student with Down syndrome. I ended up getting really close with his family. I did a lot of work with the Special …

Golduster Sophia Strain poses in front of the Purdue Memorial Union in her Indianapolis 500 dancing uniform.

Becoming a part of Indianapolis 500 and Purdue history

I went to the Indy 500 when I was younger, but I didn’t know I was hearing the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band the whole time until I was able to be a part of it in college as a Golduster.

Pappas offers Justin Wilson some encouragement before the start of the 2013 Indy 500.

Racing toward Indy 500 dreams

At the age of 11, Bill Pappas saved enough money to attend his first-ever Indianapolis 500. Since then, he has turned his dreams into a reality, along the way working with some of the biggest names in racing — Juan …

Akshaya Kumar, a sophomore from Iowa, is one of hundreds of students in The Data Mine.

Data science for all: Thriving in a human-centered, data-driven workforce

Whatever your idea of a typical classroom experience looks like, it’s certainly not The Data Mine. This unique living-learning community offers boundary-breaking learning for students from all backgrounds and gives students the chance to work on real-world projects with major …