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Stay Connected, Get Involved, Plant Trees!

Join us Friday, October 27, on Purdue’s flagship West Lafayette campus for the third annual Purdue Day of Service, which will once again feature dedicated volunteers planting trees at select campus locations. Dig deep, register today, and return to your roots!

Check Out the Latest Edition of Purdue Alumnus Magazine!

Get to know President Mung Chiang. Learn more about the Equity Task Force. Discover how Boilermakers are innovating to make the world a better place. All of this—and much more—is just a click away when you explore the spring edition of Purdue’s flagship publication!

What is the Purdue for Life Foundation?

The Purdue for Life Foundation—created in 2020 by uniting the Purdue Alumni Association and the University Development Office—helps people who love Purdue stay connected, get involved, and give back. Keep an eye on our upcoming events portal, and keep in touch through the email preference center and by following us on social media, joining Purdue Ties, and visiting our website often, where you can enjoy Alumnus magazine content, news, and more. And if you’re a President’s Council, John Purdue Club, or Purdue Alumni Association member, there are even more ways to stay connected.

PURDUE CONNECT: Your go-to destination for these resources and more

  • alumni directory
  • events registration
  • giving history and tax receipts
  • John Purdue Club points
  • Convos points
  • contact information and other details (see My Profile)
  • options for communications preferences (see My Profile)


Alum Bowen Celebrates 20 Years of Unique Gameday Tradition

Bob Bowen (CE’62, HDR E’07) has at least two enduring passions—Purdue and bicycling—and he has found a clever way to celebrate both loves at the same time. Once a year on the day of Purdue’s first home football game, Bowen leads a bike ride from Indianapolis to West Lafayette in celebration of the Boilermakers and new beginnings.


Memberships Offer Opportunities to Strengthen Purdue Bonds

Through membership in the Purdue Alumni Association, President’s Council, John Purdue Club, the brand-new Purdue Parents & Families Club, or Purdue Alumni Student Experience, you can enhance your connection with the university we all love. Find your fit, and take your next giant leap as a Boilermaker!


Endowments Reflect Family’s Gratitude

Boilermaker ties run deep for Paul Schneider (PhD HHS’84) and his family. He and his wife, Debbie, have funded two endowments benefiting Purdue programs, and their sons are both proud alumni. “I’ve thought about giving back,” Schneider says. “And the two organizations I decided to support were Purdue and my church.”