Matt Kerkhoff, Author


Purdue Global Winter 2023 Commencement

Laughter. Tears. And, loudest of all, applause. Catch the can’t-miss moments from the Purdue Global Winter 2023 Commencement. Graduates gathered in Anaheim, California, on Feb. 24-25 for a weekend of recognition. They enjoyed receptions, dinners and celebrations in their honor …


Get to know ‘guitar lab,’ the Purdue class that’s changing students’ paths

Experiential learning opportunities are found across campus. Get to know “guitar lab,” the Purdue class that’s changing students’ paths and shaping college experiences for Boilermakers from a variety of majors. The class, officially named MET 34900, is led by Mark …


Purdue Global student driven by desire to help restaurant colleagues

Leanna Chroman chose to pursue an online college education through Purdue Global for herself and for her company, but it was about much more than that. From her earliest days as a server at Huse Culinary’s first Harry & Izzy’s …

Purdue Space Program Liquids team

Purdue Space Program Liquids Team: This is Persistence at Purdue University

Whether in a brainstorming session on campus or launching a rocket in a remote corner of the Mojave Desert, Boilermakers never stop in their pursuit to become the best. Again and again and again, the Purdue Space Program Liquids team …

Mason Gillis

Mason Gillis: This is Persistence at Purdue University

From the classroom to the basketball court, and even in his NIL partnerships, Mason Gillis has never backed down from a challenge. After battling an injury at the start of his basketball career, he’s learned that all good things in …

Raven Colvin

Raven Colvin: This is Persistence at Purdue University

Every set, every spike, every group study session and game won at Purdue University proves Raven Colvin’s drive for success is possible thanks to her #Boilermaker persistence. And she’s surrounded by her biggest fans: Coach Dave Shondell, her teammates, the …

Aiden OConnel

Aidan O’Connell: This is Persistence at Purdue University

Day in, day out Boilermakers are persistent in their pursuit of the next giant leap. From walk-on to Purdue University’s starting quarterback, Aidan O’Connell’s “whatever-it-takes” drive is grounded in early morning trainings, late nights watching film and a never-quite-satisfied desire …

Logan Noster and Umesh Patel

Purdue engineers learn of their remarkable connection

“One of the most noble things you can do as an engineer is help others,” says Logan Noster, who graduated from Purdue in May with a degree in multidisciplinary engineering. Those words have special meaning when it comes to Noster’s …


Why mentorship matters to Purdue biomedical engineering head

When David Umulis describes his passion for mentorship, he does so from a very personal place. As the Dane A. Miller Head of Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Umulis encourages and supports the school’s students and faculty as they …


Building a Pipeline: PPHS Origins Story | A Documentary

With the backing of Purdue University, Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) is revolutionizing education and changing students’ lives. After recognizing that too few minority high school students were academically prepared for the challenge of postsecondary education at Purdue University, President …


A Boilermaker Carol

We’re raising our song anew. Purdue University presents “A Boilermaker Carol.” We love the days we’ve spent with you, Boilermakers. Special thanks to the following partners for their contributions: the students of Purdue Musical Organizations; vocal soloist Addison Schreiber; Jacob …


President Mitch Daniels Visits Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels visited Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) South Bend campus to connect with the PPHS community and Boilermakers in South Bend, Indiana. Purdue University is committed to the mission of reinventing the high school education experience. …