Growth

Jay Williams in graduation cap and gown.
Article

Developing persistence at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools

Jay Williams started dreaming about attending Purdue University after seeing a commercial for the engineering program at 8 years old.

Zachary Nelson smiling.
Article

An exclusive IndyCar partnership: Behind the scenes of Purdue’s work with Juncos Hollinger Racing

Not every internship showcases your work at 200 mph on national television. Purdue’s exclusive internship with Juncos does.

Lauren Castrinos Bradford
Article

‘Purdue Global moved me forward’

Lauren had a vision for her life. This is the story of the detours – and comebacks – along the way.

Dairy farmers Jill Houin and Andrew Kuehnert celebrate with driver Simon Pagenaud after Pagenaud’s win in the 2019 Indianapolis 500.
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Purdue’s connection to the Indy 500’s beloved milk tradition

Five of the last six Indy 500 winners received their celebratory milk from Indiana dairy farmers who graduated from Purdue.

Attendees at Purdue’s dedication of its new IBM 7090 digital computer on April 26, 1963
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Purdue blazed a historic trail in computer science and still pushes the field forward

On Oct. 24, 1962, Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved creating the nation’s first academic computer science department.

Rebecca Hutton behind the scenes with the Chip Ganassi Racing team.
Article

Eyes on the checkered flag 

Meet the Purdue students and graduates writing the next chapter in motor sports history Many people enter motorsports dreaming of one day being on the winning team at the Indianapolis 500. Rebecca Hutton got to live it, just weeks into …

Podcast

Podcast Ep. 81: Spring Into Purdue Football With Legends Kevin Sumlin, Mark Herrmann and Pete Quinn, Plus Coach Ryan Walters

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re springing into football season with esteemed former Purdue football players Kevin Sumlin, Mark Herrmann and Pete Quinn, plus our new Purdue University head football coach, Ryan Walters. We caught up with these …

Seven Purdue students stand outside an analog space habitat near Hanksville, Utah.
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Life on Mars: Purdue students at MDRS

Humankind hasn’t yet journeyed to Mars — but we have been to Hanksville, Utah. It’s kind of the same thing.

Sugar And Spice
Podcast

Podcast Ep. 80: Twin Sisters, Chemical Engineering Alums ‘Sugar and Spice’ Discuss the Power of the Purdue Community

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to twin sisters Almira “Sugar” Yllana (ChE ’99) and Giovanna “Spice” Krozel (ChE ’99). Nicknamed by their maternal grandfather at birth, these two Purdue chemical engineering alums have taken the Boilermaker …

Martin Pritikin, dean and vice president of Concord Law School at Purdue Global
Article

Purdue Global’s Concord Law School celebrates 25 years of audacity

Most lawyerly duties can be conducted remotely, so aspiring lawyers should be able to study and learn remotely.

David Graves
Podcast

Podcast Ep. 79: From Purdue to President of Pizza Hut: In-Depth With David Graves

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the president of Pizza Hut U.S., David Graves.  That’s right, the president of one of America’s largest pizza chains is a Boilermaker who graduated from Purdue University’s business school, …

The Gramlich family with Chancellor Frank Dooley.
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Purdue Global commencement celebrates multigenerational success

The Gramlich family aspires to be examples of persistence that their children can look to for guidance.