Maura Oprisko, Author


From a student’s perspective: How families can help with the college search

As a freshman at Purdue, Aryana looks back at her college search process and notes that she couldn’t have done it without her parents’ guidance and support. “When I was looking for colleges, I looked with my parents,” she says. …

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Living in a professional learning community

Cambria McClelland says she was working on her housing application when her dad encouraged her to look into a learning community. She was surprised to find not only built-in study partners, but a community that turned out to be foundational …


Respected for its prestige. Known for its community.

What brings a student from the West Coast to a university in the heart of the Midwest? Purdue’s global reputation enables a worldwide demonstration of its community. In fact, it’s Brynne Hunt’s favorite part of being a student at Purdue.


The Divine Nine

The fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council A’manii Brown, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Epsilon Gamma Chapter) In discussions at Purdue, when we talk about diversity and inclusion and making sure marginalized communities own a sense of belonging …


Woven into the fabric of Purdue

The Veterans Success Center connects students to Purdue military history and helps them maximize their education. Most new college students start when they’re 18, looking to find themselves and their path, adjusting to adulthood. Jamie Richards, director of Purdue’s Veterans …


Luke Lael: Supported from every side

Supported from every side — that’s my life at Purdue As someone who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community, senior Luke Lael says that the top-ranked resources offered at Purdue have been crucial toward the acceptance and affirmation he experiences as …


Getting to help kids sooner, and with less debt — that’s my giant leap.

When Maya Steinhart started her college search, she knew she wanted to study Special Education. But it was going to be an expensive endeavor. Tuition rates across the country — and especially in California, where she lived — were higher …


A world-class education that costs less than my brother’s did years ago. That’s my giant leap.

Having tuition frozen for 10 years is a giant story in the world of higher education, but for Korbin Zvokel, it’s personal.  “Frozen tuition has had a huge impact on my family and me,” he says. “I’m the youngest of …