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As far back as Milind Kulkarni can remember, he wanted to be the student in class who knew the answers to all of the teacher’s questions. As an instructor, he is driven by pursuit of the a-ha moment where a student finally grasps the complex concept he’s conveying.

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For Joanne Troutner, Purdue University is more than her alma mater. It’s a family. She describes Purdue as a launchpad — “A place where I was allowed to be excellent.” “How could I not want to give back?” she asks, voice ripe with sincerity.

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Purdue University and engine manufacturing powerhouse Cummins Inc. share a lot in common.  Dan Hirleman, executive director for international advancement and professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue, puts it this way: “Purdue and Cummins have the same philosophy, I think — the same ethos. And so, when Cummins professionals, engineers, staff and Purdue’s students and faculty get …

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Purdue’s Fusion Studio for Entertainment and Engineering serves as a conversation hub connecting entertainment industry, practitioners and academia Shep Dick, Issy Block and their teammates thought they had found an ideal solution to the task at hand. And maybe they had. Unfortunately, real life intervened at the worst possible time, one day before the theatre …

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Fighter pilot, a Purdue alumna, was prepared to sacrifice her life on 9/11

Heather Penney planned to crash into hijacked United Flight 93 to prevent it from reaching Washington, D.C. For years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, only a few people outside of Heather Penney’s immediate family were aware of the sacrifice the fighter pilot intended to make that morning to prevent any additional tragedy. …
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Purdue Global student Leanna Chroman.
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Commitment to service prompts restaurant exec to choose Purdue Global

Leanna Chroman learned early on about the joy and fulfillment that come from caring about others’ well-being.

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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 …

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Podcast Ep. 74: President Mung Chiang on Becoming Purdue’s 13th President, Boilermaker Persistence and Family

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the 13th president of Purdue University, Mung Chiang. Listen in as President Chiang discusses the day he learned he would become president of what he calls “the most consequential …

Purdue Space Program Liquids team
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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 …

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

Hudson Tsang smiles at the camera. A small drone sits on the table in front of him.
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How one student’s backup plan became his calling

Hudson Tsang had been interested in becoming an airplane pilot for as long as he could remember.

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STEP INSIDE: Purdue University Dance Marathon

In the fourth episode of Step Inside, we meet three members of the Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM) and see what it takes to raise more than $10 million for the children and families of Riley Hospital for Children. Every …

Somita Basu, a graduate of Purdue Global’s Concord Law School.
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Somita’s Purdue Global story: shaking up the legal field

Purdue Global’s Concord Law School helped Somita make a midcareer pivot I had a successful career as a management consultant in Singapore and India. When I got pregnant with my first child, I decided that I really needed some mental …

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

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