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All events are at the Convergence Center unless noted otherwise. All times are Eastern. This schedule is subject to change.


8:30  a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9  a.m. 

Welcome and Introductions

9:30  a.m. 

Opening Keynote—The Gifts of Giving
  • Louis Tay, William C. Byham Associate Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Purdue University

10:45  A.M.

Presentation—What’s Coming Next for Purdue for Life
  • Jillian Henry, Vice President for Engagement, Purdue for Life Foundation


Lunch at Atlas Family Marketplace in PMU

1  p.m. 

Presentation—Tap Into Your Psychic Power: Understanding Yourself and Others Through DiSC

  • Brooke Linn, Executive Director of Learning and Talent Development, Purdue for Life Foundation

2  p.m. 

Boilermaker Bragging

  • Attendees get the opportunity to share best practices and learn from other leaders in a small-group environment

3 P.M. and 4 P.M. 

Breakout Sessions

Marketing Communications Best Practices

  • Steve Schlenk, Cathy Swick, Aaron Martin, and Leslie Morehouse of the Purdue for Life Foundation

Board Leadership: How to Run an Effective Alumni Board

  • Casey Dexter of Purdue University and Andrea Hatch of the Purdue for Life Foundation

Recruiting More Than Just Volunteers

  • Panel discussion with alumni club and network leaders, moderated by Natalie Evans of the Purdue for Life Foundation

Purdue Ties: Expand Your Network and Participate in Mentoring!

  • Courtney Cassady and Jimmy Cox of the Purdue for Life Foundation

5  p.m. 

Hagle Hall Tour
  • Aaron Yoder of Purdue Bands & Orchestras

6  p.m. 

Dinner and Keynote—Purdue Global: Four Years In

  • Shively Club in Ross-Ade Stadium
  • Frank Dooley, Chancellor, Purdue University Global


Friday, July 29

8  a.m.

Alumni Club Awards Banquet
  • Dauch Alumni Center

8:30  a.m.

Continental Breakfast  

9:15  A.M.

Presentation—Help Purdue Recruit Its Next Generation of Boilermakers!

  • Susie Saberniak, Senior Assistant Director, Purdue University Office of Admissions

9:45  A.M.

Volunteer Opportunity—“Welcome to Purdue” Postcards  

11  a.m.

Presentation—Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and You

  • Himani Shah, Director of the Office of Industry Partnerships, Purdue for Life Foundation


12:15  P.M.

Group Photo at Purdue Archway

12:30  p.m.

Luncheon and Closing Keynote—Building a Brand That Matters
  • PMU Faculty Lounges
  • Ethan Braden, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Purdue University and Purdue University Global