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Linda Mason, the dean of Purdue’s Graduate School
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Podcast Ep. 63: Dean Linda Mason on Boilermakers’ “Can-Do” Attitude and Graduate School Record Growth

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Linda Mason, the dean of Purdue’s Graduate School. Since Dean Mason took over in 2018, the Graduate School has experienced immense growth, including record-high numbers in both overall and international …

Ronak Dave
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Podcast Ep. 62: Purdue Alum Ronak Dave’s Next Giant Leap: NASA Flight Director

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Ronak Dave, a Purdue aeronautics and astronautics alum recently selected as a NASA flight director. Ronak will lead missions to the International Space Station and prepare for lunar missions for …

Angela Ashmore and IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda
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Podcast Ep. 61: Purdue’s Angela Ashmore Makes History as First Woman IndyCar Crew Member to Win Indy 500

What’s it like to be a part of a winning Indianapolis 500 team? And even more, what’s it like to be the first woman IndyCar crew member to win this iconic race? In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re …

Akin Ayodele
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Podcast Ep. 60: Former NFL Player Akin Ayodele on How a Purdue Scholarship Changed His Life

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Akin Ayodele, former Purdue football defensive end, co-captain of the 2001 Rose Bowl team and NFL linebacker. Akin, a Texas native, shares how former Purdue football head coach Joe Tiller’s …

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Podcast Ep. 59: Rusty Rueff on How Purdue Community Impacted His Successful Career

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to College of Liberal Arts alumnus Rusty Rueff, a philanthropist, investor and advisor. Listen in as Rusty discusses art’s crucial relationship to humanity, leading the company Electronic Arts through the video …

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Podcast Ep. 58: IndyCar Engineer Angela Ashmore Hopes Next Giant Leap is an Indy 500 Win

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to IndyCar engineer Angela Ashmore. Angela, an engineer for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda, is a lifelong motorsports fan. Her giant leap into professional racing came after relentless …

Purdue football players Mike Phipps and Don Kiepert
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Podcast Ep. 57: Boilermaker Bond: Celebrating 50+ Years of Purdue Friendship

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to former Purdue football players Mike Phipps and Don Kiepert, who played on the iconic late 1960s team under Coach Jack Mollenkopf. This quarterback duo friendship started at Purdue, and the …

Anthrop Family
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Podcast Ep. 56: Boilermakers for Life: The Anthrop Family Legacy

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re highlighting the story of the Anthrop family, a Purdue Athletics legacy from West Lafayette, Indiana. If you’re a Purdue sports fan, you’ve probably heard the name Anthrop. Brothers Dru, Danny and Jackson …

Purdue Day of Giving
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Podcast Ep. 55: Purdue Day of Giving Celebrates Boilermaker Spirit and Community

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re diving into Purdue Day of Giving, an annual event to support Purdue’s giant leap as one of the world’s leading academic institutions. Every year on Purdue Day of Giving, thousands of alumni, …

Purdue couple
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Podcast Ep. 54: Boilermaker Bond: Celebrating 45+ Years of Marriage

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” two couples share their love stories that began during their time at Purdue University. Randy and Linda Shields, co-chairs of President’s Council (part of the Purdue for Life Foundation), and Norm and Karen …

Gene Keady
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Podcast Ep. 53: In-depth with Purdue Basketball Icon Coach Gene Keady

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Purdue basketball icon Coach Gene Keady. It’s prime time for college basketball season and March Madness is officially here. What better way to celebrate than to listen to our episode …

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Podcast Ep. 52: Aviation Alum, Philanthropist Scott Niswonger on Purdue’s Lifelong Impact

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Scott Niswonger, founder and chair of the Niswonger Foundation, which was established to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. After graduating from Purdue, Scott (associate …