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Scholarship Reflections

Graduates emphasize the impact of scholarships

As Purdue’s graduates set out to change the world, they do so ever grateful for the generosity of alumni and friends.

Scholarship support helps students take giant leaps by making higher education more affordable. Recently, several 2023 graduates expressed their appreciation for the scholarships that opened doors of opportunity for them.

Hear their messages of thanks above.

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Mary Kay (right) and Lee Sommers (left), established scholarships in the College of Education for students and graduates

Investing in Education for a Stronger Society

Mary Kay and Lee Sommers understand the importance of education, both as students and teachers, and feel that “education is critical if we want to ensure that our country maintains a strong, productive society.”

Photo of Purdue alumni and donors April Cheung and David Merrick.

Extending Hands of Goodwill

David Merrick (AAS’82, T’83) and April Cheung (AAS’95, T’96, MS T’04), a Purdue assistant professor, have a long history of giving back to their community, including volunteer work with the American Red Cross.