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Purdue in Indianapolis Virtual Event

Learn more about our university’s next giant leap! A new, fully integrated extension of our flagship campus bringing the academic rigor and accessible excellence we’re known for to central Indiana.

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Barbara Kile
Generosity Ignites Mathematical Excellence at Purdue University

Barbara Kile, a distinguished Purdue alumna who has left an indelible mark on the field of mathematics, continues to shape the future of the discipline through her generous contributions. In recognition of her outstanding achievements and her deep gratitude for the mentorship she received at Purdue, Kile has established the Barbara A. Kunze New Frontiers…

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PC Annual Dinner
2023 Annual Dinner Video

This year’s President’s Council Annual Dinner was a futuristic tech extravaganza, celebrating Annual Weekend in style! From the cutting-edge decor to the electrifying performance by the Purdue Drumline, not to mention the enlightening speeches by CEO Matt Folk and President Chiang, the night offered a captivating glimpse into Purdue’s future. Join us in reliving the magic through these highlights.

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Joyce and Bob Miles smiling with Alecia
From Boilermakers to Beloved Mentors

Joyce (HHS’65) and Bob (CE’63) Miles began making a difference in the lives of young people long before their philanthropic efforts began at Purdue. After Joyce graduated from Purdue, she spent 31 years as an educator with Duval…

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Hovde Hall on a sunny day.
Welcome Back to a New Academic Year in West Lafayette

Dear Boilermakers, With Boiler Gold Rush welcoming our new students and the 2023-24 academic year starting next week, our campus is lively to its fullest extent once again. From the 100th season at Ross-Ade Stadium to the first entrepreneurs homecoming, from the largest student-run job fair to the Presidential Lecture Series, there are many exciting activities awaiting.

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A Center of Support

“I arrived in West Lafayette on a cold and quiet winter day,” says Ryan Tedjasukmana (AAE’13, MS’15). “When classes started, Purdue turned into this melting pot of people from different backgrounds and unique upbringings. Some of them became my very best friends.”

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Tom and Mary Howatt smiling
Equipping Future Business Leaders

The child of a Scottish immigrant, Tom Howatt (M’72, MS M’73) was the first in his family to attend college. “What I learned growing up was a strong work ethic—something that has served me well my entire life,” he says.

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