Greatest Hits of 2022: Celebrating Boilermaker Education and Innovation

Podcast Ep. 73: Greatest Hits of 2022: Celebrating Boilermaker Education and Innovation

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re celebrating even more popular episodes from 2022. Part 2 of our “Greatest Hits of 2022” episode focuses on the academic side of Purdue University. Listen as these Boilermakers — from an IndyCar, …

Melissa Burdi, dean and vice president of the Purdue Global School of Nursing

Helping nurses benefit their patients – and themselves

Melissa Burdi’s wealth of experience gives her a unique perspective on the possibilities available to Purdue Global nursing students.

Podcast Greatest Hits 2022

Podcast Ep. 72: Greatest Hits of 2022: Celebrating Boilermaker Athletics

Celebrate the new year with some of our most popular “This Is Purdue” athletics episodes from 2022. Listen today!

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 …

Purdue Global graduates Kelvin Gumbs and Sherry McQueary and Purdue Global deans Melissa Burdi and Jeffery Buck

Podcast Ep. 71: A Graduation Celebration to be Thankful For: The Impact of Purdue Global

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to five members of the Purdue Global community as they celebrate the impact Purdue Global has had on their careers and lives. The podcast team went behind the scenes at the …

Purdue Global graduates Massimo Ruzza and Gabe Giusti.

Friends in flight crossing the finish line together

Purdue Global classmates Gabe Giusti and Massimo Ruzza had so much in common that friendship was all but inevitable.

Kyle Orton

Podcast Ep. 70: Former Quarterback Kyle Orton on Coach Tiller, His NFL Experience and Earning His Purdue Degree After Retirement

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to former Purdue University and NFL quarterback Kyle Orton. Listen as Kyle (BA history ’14) discusses how former coach Joe Tiller and quarterback Drew Brees inspired him to choose Purdue, the …

Purdue Global graduate Tony Friesner studying outside.

Purdue Global helps a veteran pursue a new role as a professor

Career and classroom experiences have brought Tony Friesner to believe there is always an opportunity to serve the greater good.

Kelvin Gumbs, U.S. Navy veteran and Purdue Global alumnus

Naval officer complements leadership skills with Purdue Global degree

Kelvin Gumbs chose Purdue Global because he recognized the value of a degree from a respected name in higher education.


National Pan-Hellenic Council: Nigel’s story

Purdue University’s Nigel Taylor shares how the historically Black Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has been a true place of belonging for him on campus. Purdue hosts seven of the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s (NPHC) nine organizations. Learn more about Purdue’s …

Phil Cook and Kate Young

Podcast Ep. 69: Purdue Alum, TikTok Star Phil Cook Celebrates ‘Chem-o-ween’

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to chemistry teacher and TikTok superstar Phil Cook. Listen as Phil (BS chemistry education ’00, MS education ’13) discusses his passion for education, his rise in Internet fame after just one …

Chief Wiete

Podcast Ep. 68: Boilermaker Alum Lesley Wiete’s Journey to Purdue Police Chief

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the new Purdue University Police Department (PUPD) Chief Lesley Wiete. Listen as Chief Wiete discusses her transition from attending Purdue as an undergraduate student to working for the PUPD for …