Joel Romero-Meredith, Author
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’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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Modeling community service for the next generation as a 500 Festival Princess
The 500 Festival Princess Program started out as a pageant, but there’s so much more to what it means to be a leader and a princess. I fell in love with community service my freshman year building an assistive fishing …
Building and celebrating a passion for community
Being from a small town, there’s not a whole lot of diversity. There wasn’t anybody that looked like me. I got pointed out a lot, and I just knew from a very early age I was not the same as …