Creating Emotional Connections

United Through Reading serves military families by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together

Alumni Profile: Jan Cervelli

Alumna shares her journey en route to becoming president of Saint Mary’s College

Breaking Records

Watch the Year in Review video to see campus highlights and record-breaking moments from 2016

Creating the Play

Senior midfielder Christa Szalach is available for options

Then & Now

Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Mother's poignant words led Frank Brown to the pinnacle.

It's a Start

Posted on Feb 17, 2017
Purdue Foundry helps potential startups plan for success.

Boiler UPdate

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Our new personalized e-newsletter delivers campus content customized to your preferences at a schedule that's convenient for you.

Texas Entrepreneur Provides Tiny Places to Call Home

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
The same problem-solving skills that served St. Louis native Jon Meier (AAE’09) well in the oil and gas industry gave him solid footing when he stepped away from that field to pursue his passion. As the president of Backcountry Containers, Meier has taken on the task of turning shipping containers into inhabitable homes.

Valentine's Day Printables

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
Enjoy these sweet printables, available to Purdue Alumni members only.

Boilermaker Ball

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
Don't be a wet rag!  It's your last chance to RSVP for the 10th annual Boilermaker Ball.

Purdue Express

Posted on Feb 09, 2017
“All aboard, pack your bag,” the 10 high-energy members of the Purdue Express sing, rap, dance, and shout in a fast-paced 30-minute stage performance highlighting student opportunities at Purdue. Their goal: Encourage underrepresented minority students to become Boilermakers.

Young Alumni Membership

Posted on Feb 08, 2017
Purdue Alumni has introduced a special membership rate for ages 35 and under.  Join today!

Purdue Creamery

Posted on Feb 07, 2017
From the mid-1910s until 1969, Purdue faculty, staff, students, and visitors had the chance to stop by the Purdue University Creamery on campus, where they could purchase fresh ice cream.

Books Q&A

Posted on Feb 06, 2017
Five questions with Henry Hughes, author of Back Seat with Fish.

Enhanced Alumni Directory

Posted on Feb 03, 2017
We've added more search features to our members-only online alumni directory. Now, in addition to looking up Boilermakers by name, class year, and major, you can also search by employer, student organization or activity, and interest. Plus, our In Memoriam database is also searchable online. Access to the alumni directory is restricted to Purdue Alumni members, so log in to start searching.  

Brazen Online Networking Event

Posted on Feb 02, 2017
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other Boilermakers! Join fellow alums to share your love for Purdue, get career advice, and just meet new people — all online. Come build real relationships and connections in a purposeful, exciting way. It's free, it's for only an hour and it's fun!

All New Member Savings Program

Posted on Feb 01, 2017
Find exclusive discounts from popular restaurants, retailers, hotels, theme parks and more.

February Desktop Calendars

Posted on Jan 31, 2017
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

Featured Young Alumni: Kaitlin Peraino

Posted on Jan 30, 2017
As an undergraduate, Kaitlin Peraino (ChE’09) interned for three co-op terms at Marathon Petroleum securing a position with the global corporation upon graduation. In her time with the company, she has worked on numerous process units, gaining a broad understanding of refinery processes.
Year of the Fire Rooster

Year of the Fire Rooster

Posted on Jan 28, 2017
Happy new year to Boilermakers around the world who are celebrating the year of the Fire Rooster. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born under this sign are known for being trustworthy, punctual, and responsible — especially at work.
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The Everyday Magic Of Moisture Absorption

Posted on Jan 27, 2017
Your most sophisticated lawn sprinkler system may rely on a junk-drawer staple. Because magic tape — that whisper-thin, nearly invisible wonder of modern household adhesion — holds not just daily utility but super-powers. Professor Babak Ziaie is working to unleash them.

Treat Your Sweetie

Posted on Jan 26, 2017
Surprise your valentine with tickets to the 10th annual Boilermaker Ball and get ready to jump, jive and wail!

Purdue Alumni Scholarship

Posted on Jan 25, 2017
Applications for the Purdue Alumni scholarship are due March 1. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to the association's strategic initiatives: membership, relationships, and alumni as a pillar of strength for Purdue University. Preference will be given to students whose parents are graduates and members of the Purdue Alumni Association.

Purdue Alumni Association Sponsors

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Ask Pete

Posted on Jan 24, 2017
Are the toasted cheese sandwiches and chocolate shakes at the Sweet Shop still as good as they were in the 50s?

Boilers in South China

Posted on Jan 23, 2017
Members of the South China Purdue Alumni international network recently gathered to celebrate the holidays. With more than 60 established international networks, Purdue's presence can be felt around the world.

Land of Fire and Ice

Posted on Jan 20, 2017
Iceland is a country of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls.  A land where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks.
Happy National Popcorn Day

Happy National Popcorn Day

Posted on Jan 19, 2017
Orville Redenbacher (A'28) started out selling his kernels from the back of his car. By the time he died in 1995 at age 88, he was a national celebrity, whose name was synonymous with light and fluffy popping corn. We'll gladly raise a buttery bag today in honor of the Popcorn King.
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Alumni Profile: Frank Toy

Posted on Jan 18, 2017
Traveling across rocky seas — without family — from China to San Francisco’s Angel Island in 1926, Frank Chuck Toy (CE’39), then 12, began designing his future. Now 101, he credits Purdue for his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, recommendation to Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his master’s, and referrals to Boilermaker alumni who hired him — at Harrington and Berner in Indianapolis and, later, at Sprague Iron Works in Chicago.

Bright Innovations

Posted on Jan 17, 2017
At Purdue, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working to make sustainable and renewable energy a larger part of our lives — here and abroad.

Farewell to a Legendary Boilermaker

Posted on Jan 16, 2017

Gene Cernan (ECE'56, HDR E'70) passed away January 16, 2017, at age 82. A three-time spacewalker, Cernan was the most recent man to walk on the lunar surface, 44 years ago. Upon leaving the moon at the end of the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan stated, "We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." 

Flex Your Social Media Muscle

Posted on Jan 15, 2017
Become a Boiler Booster! Share Purdue news on social media, earn points, and win sweet Purdue swag. 

Dust Furniture

Posted on Jan 13, 2017
For Vincent Leman (ME’00), building whimsical furniture is his way of joining his love for art and design with his love for mechanical engineering. The creations coming from his company, Dust Furniture, look like normal bookcases sent through a funhouse mirror.

Trio Lands on Forbes List

Posted on Jan 12, 2017
Three co-founders of a Purdue University-affiliated startup have been chosen by Forbes magazine for its annual “30 Under 30” list of exceptional innovators under the age of 30. Prahasith Veluvolu, 21; Jacobi Petrucciani, 22; and Colton Voege, 21, co-founders of Mimir, were selected for the honor. The trio was chosen for the award’s 2017 Education category and honored for “being part of the new breed of AI grading and teacher-to-student feedback.” All three are former computer science students in Purdue’s College of Science. In business for about two years, Mimir specializes in cloud-based computer science coursework assistance.

Honors College

Posted on Jan 11, 2017
In September, Purdue dedicated the $90 million Honors College and Residences, the first of its kind in Indiana and among the nation’s most advanced academic residential colleges. The design for the 324,000-square-foot facility is the result of research about how high-ability students learn.

President's Message

Posted on Jan 09, 2017
An Open Letter from Purdue University President Mitch Daniels

Find a Game Watch Near You

Posted on Jan 06, 2017
Purdue Alumni clubs across the country will be hosting basketball game watches throughout the season. Meet up with fellow fans to cheer on the Boilermakers.

Parental Oversight

Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Growing up, Travis Dorsch played football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. And he ran track. In college, he was an All-America kicker for Purdue’s football team, setting him up to play a few years in the NFL. In adulthood, he’s taken up competing in Ironman triathlons.

Instant Replay

Posted on Jan 04, 2017
En route to a 10–1 nonconference record and No. 10 national ranking, the Purdue volleyball team knocked off two top-10 ranked opponents in a week — No. 9 Stanford on the road and No. 4 Kansas on Belin Court at Holloway Gymnasium.

Recipe for a Boilermaker

Posted on Jan 03, 2017
It takes more than old gold and black to make a Boilermaker. Innovation, loyalty, pride... that's the stuff Purdue grads are made of.

50th Anniversary of the Rose Bowl

Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On this day in 1967, the Purdue Boilermakers made their first trip to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Check out the photo gallery from the Purdue Bands and Orchestras Alumni Club Rose Bowl 50th reunion held this past October.

January Desktop Calendars

Posted on Dec 29, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.
Then and Now

Then and Now

Posted on Dec 27, 2016
In late September, 101-year-old Esther Cox (HHS’38) visited her alma mater to see the campus and recreate this special photo. Purdue is near and dear to her. She recalls good times spent at dances, basketball games, Pappy’s, and evening seminars taught by Amelia Earhart. A Chi Omega, she studied fashion design, but went to Washington, DC, after graduation to work in security.
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Time's Running Out for the Boilermaker Ball Young Alumni Discount

Posted on Dec 26, 2016
Break out your finest threads, and get all shook up for the 2017 Boilermaker Ball. This groovy night will feature the sights, sounds, and tastes of Purdue in the 1950s. The deadline for the young alumni rate is December 31, so get with it and make your reservation today!

Serve and Protect

Posted on Dec 22, 2016
Lieutenant Andy Standifer (LA’99) became the Purdue Police Department’s first K-9 officer in 2008 when a Dutch Shepherd named Nicky joined the force as his partner.

Student Profile

Posted on Dec 21, 2016
30 Seconds with Nathan Muntz

Holiday Recipe Swap

Posted on Dec 20, 2016
Take a look at some favorite holiday recipes submitted by Boilermakers. Plus, members can download our exclusive free printable 4x6 recipe card.

Congratulations Graduates!

Posted on Dec 19, 2016
Welcome December graduates to the Purdue Alumni family! As a recent grad you'll receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Purdue Alumni Association. Take advantage of our 50 percent off life membership offer through December 31 and stay connected for life.

Commencement Open House

Posted on Dec 16, 2016
December and their families are invited to stop by our Commencement Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18 in the Purdue Memorial Union West Lounge. Commemorate this occasion with a complimentary souvenir family photo. Plus, those who purchase a life membership go home with their choice of free gift, a Purdue Alumni growler or travel charger.

Gift Tag Printables

Posted on Dec 15, 2016
Just in time for the holidays, Purdue Alumni members can download our Boilermaker-themed gift tag printables.

Maintaining Civility

Posted on Dec 15, 2016
This year’s presidential election has been a hot (and often heated) topic of conversation. Now we are processing the results, just as we head into the holidays, when social gatherings are commonplace. With that in mind, we queried several Purdue faculty members for advice on maintaining civility among friends and family after the campaign.

Crossroads Classic Fan Headquarters

Posted on Dec 13, 2016
Get ready to watch the Boilermakers take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2016 Crossroads Classic on Saturday, December 17! Before, during, and after the game, Scotty’s Brewhouse in Downtown Indy is your Purdue Fan Headquarters.

Santa's Got a Brand New Bag

Posted on Dec 12, 2016
Wherever the future takes any child, the Purdue Engineering Gift Guide is hoping to steer more of them into the wide world of engineering. The guide, now in its third edition, is the brainchild of INSPIRE, the Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering.

Deck the Hall

Posted on Dec 09, 2016
The tree that will brighten up the holiday season this year in Purdue Memorial Union represents a tradition that’s at least 80 years old. A Christmas tree has added to the Union’s festive air since the 1930s, says Margie Jones, program director for PMU.

Last Chance to RSVP for Commencement Brunch

Posted on Dec 08, 2016
Celebrate your graduate's achievements at the official Purdue Commencement Brunch on Sunday, December 18 at the Purdue Memorial Union. The RSVP deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 12.

Boilermaker Ball Tickets Make the Perfect Gift

Posted on Dec 07, 2016
Don’t be a square gift-giver this holiday. Your favorite guy or gal will flip when you give the gift of a night out at the 2017 Boilermaker Ball! Get dibs on your seats today.

Dauch Holiday Open House Photo Gallery

Posted on Dec 06, 2016
Old Gold and Black Boilermaker Santa was on hand to visit with children of all ages at the Dauch Holiday Open House. Take a look at the photo gallery.

Boilermaker Station

Posted on Dec 05, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has begun construction in room 108 of the Purdue Memorial Union in October. This space is across from the Visitor’s Information Center and was formerly held by the PMU director. The satellite location will open at the end of February 2017 and will be named Boilermaker Station.

Senior Send Off Photo Gallery

Posted on Dec 02, 2016
More than 400 seniors celebrated winter graduation with Purdue Alumni at Senior Send Off. Check out the photo gallery.

We're Thankful For Our Members

Posted on Dec 01, 2016
Your Purdue Alumni membership helps us do amazing things.  Not a member?  Join today!

December Desktop Calendars

Posted on Nov 30, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

Brazen Networking

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Our next Brazen online networking event is December 6. Make meaningful connections through purposeful discussions with fellow Boilermakers. Get registered now to be part of the conversation.

Travel With Us

Posted on Nov 24, 2016
Plan your next vacation with Purdue Alumni. Check out our 2017 travel destinations.

Basketball Family

Posted on Nov 23, 2016
Former Purdue and NBA basketball player Doug Lee (HHS’87) utilizes the skills he’s learned on and off the court to coach and mentor the varsity basketball team at Calvary Chapel Christian School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lee and his team are the focus of a new documentary, The Basketball Family, that delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the struggles and triumphs of a high school basketball season.

Purdue Alumni Award Winners

Posted on Nov 22, 2016
Four exemplary Boilermakers were honored for their service to Purdue and its alumni during the 2016 Celebration Dinner. 

Ask Pete

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
Who would Pete vote for as president?

Best Business Schools

Posted on Nov 19, 2016
Krannert School of Business rose 11 spots to No. 42 in the recently released Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings for 2016. The employer survey, which measures recruiter opinions on how well MBA programs equip their graduates with relevant skills, ranked Krannert at No. 17, ahead of Stanford, UC-Berkeley, Yale, NYU, UCLA, and Indiana.

It's Demo Time!

Posted on Nov 18, 2016
Watch Purdue Pete tear down some walls in our new space at the Purdue Memorial Union.

Chemical Engineering Program Earns Top 25 Ranking

Posted on Nov 17, 2016
College Choice recognized Purdue's chemical engineering program as one of the best in the nation, stating: "Purdue offers a challenging, holistic, and varied educational experience. In addition to the 97 credits of required core classes, students may participate in internships, the cooperative education program, or even earn scholarships to study abroad for a semester."

Featured Young Alumni

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
When asked about the transition from Purdue to the real world, Mariah says, “It’s your life — seize it and make it what you imagined for yourself. Set goals for yourself, personally and professionally, and go after them.

Alumni Profile: Sid McNairy

Posted on Nov 15, 2016
The former Northern Illinois University coach tried the centuries-old practice of yoga in the mid-1990s as he struggled to overcome an injury. Twenty years later, he teaches at his expanding studio in Maryland, speaks to groups and teams, trains other instructors, and has recently released a second book on yoga and life empowerment.

Cliff Diving Alumni Reach New Heights

Posted on Nov 14, 2016
Purdue diving alumni Steven LoBue (HHS'09) and David Cloture (HHS'11) once again clinched full-time spots on next year's Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series after finishing among the top 10 competitors this season. The divers on the tour compete from platforms as high as 28 meters (91 feet) in both metropolitan and exotic locales in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Commencement Brunch

Posted on Nov 11, 2016
Make plans now to celebrate your graduate at the Purdue Alumni commencement brunch on Sunday, December 18 in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom.

Able Flight

Posted on Nov 10, 2016
Shavon McGlynn, who has severe hearing loss, admits she knew nothing about airplanes, flight, or other people who had disabilities different from hers. But a chance 2015 meeting with Purdue graduate student and Able Flight alumnus Wes Major (T’15) led her to explore the possibility of earning her sport pilot license through the Able Flight program.

Charting History

Posted on Nov 09, 2016
Max Campbell (LA’14, MA’16) spent the summer of 2015 sorting through history at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. He liked it so much that he reapplied for the internship and went to work on the same project, along with Hannah Vaughn (LA’16), whom he had encouraged to apply for the program.

Half Priced Life

Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Looking for the perfect gift for your grad? Purchase a gift membership and keep your Boilermaker connected to Purdue for many years to come. Now through December 31, get 50% off a lifetime membership in the Purdue Alumni Association and a complimentary gift.

Wild Bunch Rides Again

Posted on Nov 07, 2016
Facing graduation in December 1981, John White (T’81) made his Tarkington Hall buddies swear that they weren’t going to be like every other group of yahoos who promise to stay in touch, but never actually reunite. And so it was agreed that no matter how far away from campus they may roam, the members of The Wild Bunch (TWB) would return in five years to gather on Tark’s back dock.

NSBE Founded at Purdue in 1975

Posted on Nov 04, 2016
Today, Tony Harris is a successful entrepreneur in California. But in 1971, he was a kid from the south side of Chicago who wanted to be an engineer, but had never taken a calculus class. His experiences at Purdue led him and five other Boilermakers ("The Chicago Six") to form the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), which now has more than 30,000 members in 350 chapters around the world.

Alumni Abroad

Posted on Nov 03, 2016
Mary Dennis, Purdue Alumni's vice president for international outreach and engagement, accompanied Purdue President Mitch Daniels on visits to Taipei and Hong Kong last week. With 65 international alumni networks around the globe, you can find Boilermakers anywhere on earth.

Boiler Boosters

Posted on Nov 03, 2016
Become a Boiler Booster!  Get exclusives and points by sharing news about Purdue on social media.

November Desktop Calendars

Posted on Nov 01, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

Alumni Profile: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko

Posted on Oct 28, 2016
Strategic planning may not often be described as thrilling, but for Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko (LA’94), it’s one of the best parts of her job.


Posted on Oct 27, 2016
Renamed for Dave Pfendler (A’32) in 2004 upon its re-dedication, the building, and its vault, offers a window to the past and pays tribute to the university’s rich agricultural heritage.

Football Pregame Band Show

Posted on Oct 26, 2016
The Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will perform a 30-minute concert in Mackey Arena beginning one hour and 45 minutes before kickoff for each of the remaining three home football games. The Band Spectacular is free for all fans and replaces the 211 Session.

Whatever Happened To

Posted on Oct 26, 2016
The third of four sons of Tai-Hyun Chung and Ipoon Kim, Do Sop Chung grew up in South Korea under Japanese occupation. He came to America in 1954 to pursue a degree in chemical engineering at Purdue, where he was a resident of Hall X, now known as Meredith Hall.

Mascot Camp

Posted on Oct 25, 2016
We tailed six super students for one weekend at the top mascot training program in the country to discover: what does it take to be Purdue Pete?

Traditions: Victory Bell

Posted on Oct 21, 2016
The Victory Bell was purchased in 1877 and suspended in the old heating plant, where it was manually rung as a summons to class and chapel as well as a general warning bell — at least on those occasions when students hadn’t muffled the clapper or turned it upside down and filled it with water to freeze on cold nights.

Boilermaker Ball

Posted on Oct 20, 2016
Whether through an in-kind donation, sponsorship, or as a Benefactor, there are many ways that you can be a part of the Purdue Alumni Association's signature event and Purdue's most famous night.

Secure Protection

Posted on Oct 18, 2016
New toy cars with sirens were an exciting addition to Omer Kiyani’s (T’04) play time as a child. In fact, he was more excited about figuring out how they worked than with playing with them.

Featured Young Alumni

Posted on Oct 14, 2016
While at Purdue, Matthew worked at the Indiana Statehouse with the Indiana House Republicans. Today, Matthew resides in Lebanon, Indiana, where he is mayor; he was elected in November 2015 and is currently the youngest Republican mayor in Indiana.

Big Idea

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
We live in a world of small thinking. We live in a world where tomorrow’s world leaders engage in Twitter spats, where national conversations revolve around Bachelorette plot points, and where fast-food menu changes lead to vigorous debate. But what if we decided it was time to break free from these constraints and think much, much bigger?

Decoding Brain Signals

Posted on Oct 12, 2016
Researchers have taken an important step toward deciphering the brain’s neuroelectric system that could underlie sleep disorders and conditions such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.

Fellowship Surge

Posted on Oct 11, 2016
Graduate students gain global insight through prestigious scholarships.

1869 Tap Room

Posted on Oct 11, 2016
Celebrate Purdue gameday traditions at the 1869 Tap Room, a classic pub that will begin serving People’s Brewing Company beer at the Purdue Memorial Union.

Special Boilermaker Awards

Posted on Oct 10, 2016
This award was established by the Purdue Alumni Association in 1981 to recognize and honor special people who have contributed significantly to the improvement of the quality of life and the betterment of the education experience for a substantial number of students and whose life-works have improved the public image of the university, therefore contributing to the continuing respect for the university.

Instant Replay

Posted on Oct 07, 2016
Boilermaker Olympians won four medals in Rio de Janeiro, including alumna Amanda Elmore (S’13) who won a gold for the US women’s eight rowing team.

Upcoming Club Events

Posted on Oct 06, 2016
Networking events, picnics, game watch parties, and more.  Find out what's happening in your area!

Perfect Specimen

Posted on Oct 05, 2016
With more than 40,000 plants on the West Lafayette campus, being selected as one of the sexiest is quite an honor. But who is keeping track of who is hot and who is not this season? … The Purdue Arboretum.
Purdue Alumni in Costa Rica

Purdue Alumni in Costa Rica

Posted on Oct 05, 2016
Purdue alumni meet with PMO staff during a recent international tour.  Standing in the back row, from left to right, are Bill Griffel (Director of PMO), Dr. Beth McCuskey (Vice Provost of Student Life), and Jeff Vallier (Director of the Purduettes).  An amazing time was had by all!
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Alumni Profile: Emily Smith

Posted on Oct 04, 2016
Emily Smith (HHS'10) enrolled at Purdue planning to become a kindergarten teacher. But in a big world, she found an even grander calling.

October Desktop Calendars

Posted on Sep 30, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

No Thanks

Posted on Sep 29, 2016
As Baby Boomers start cleaning out attics and basements, many are discovering that Millennials are not so interested in the lifestyle trappings or nostalgic memorabilia they were so lovingly raised with.

Chasing Bubbles

Posted on Sep 29, 2016
Watch the inspiring “Chasing Bubbles” documentary about a man, his boat, and their search for meaning. Released on September 21, 2016, it stars and is partially directed by deceased Purdue alum Alex Rust (E’06) from Seymour, IN. Watch for free online.

Discovery Tuscany

Posted on Sep 28, 2016
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Some come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Whatever your reason, the beauty of this region of Italy will remain with you long after your stay.

Purdue Among Top Public Institutions

Posted on Sep 28, 2016
Purdue ranks fourth among public institutions in the United States, based on a new survey announced Wednesday (Sept. 28) by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Posted on Sep 27, 2016
A competitive nature is an inherent trait for defensive tackle Jake Replogle. He grew up in a football family in Centerville, Ohio. From youth league to college play, football season was the highlight of the year.

October Brazen Event

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other Purdue alumni! The next event is October 4 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET.

30 Seconds with Emma Foster

Posted on Sep 23, 2016
"Dance has always been a creative and emotional outlet for me, and I think that is a major reason that it is still a part of my life. "

Legacy Open House

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
Your Purdue Alumni Association is celebrating families with alumni and current students in school at our Legacy Open House.

Leading With Love

Posted on Sep 21, 2016
It’s not only about Rachael Drye (MS NRS’14) and Finote Asfaw’s (MS NRS’14) love for each other, but also the compassion for his native Ethiopia and for the people of that eastern African country.

Books Q&A

Posted on Sep 20, 2016
5 questions with Sarah J. Schmitt (S'01), author of It's a Wonderful Death.

Boilermaker Ball

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
It's the 10th anniversary and we want to rock around the clock with you!

Featured Young Alumni

Posted on Sep 16, 2016
Anand Dalal earned his bachelor of science degree from the College of Technology Statewide in May 2011 with a degree in organizational leadership. While at Purdue, Anand interned at Sears Holdings Corporation in logistics management.

Become a Member

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
Show your love and support for Purdue University.

Campus Overload

Posted on Sep 14, 2016
How to house a record number of students in residence halls.

Lasting Impact

Posted on Sep 13, 2016
The Miller Child Development Lab School marks 90 years.

Networking Dinner

Posted on Sep 12, 2016
Engage with alumni to build your professional network.

Dauch Open House

Posted on Sep 09, 2016
The Dauch Alumni Center will be open each home game this season from 8:00 a.m. until game time.
Hong Kong Network

Hong Kong Network

Posted on Sep 08, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Hong Kong Network took first place among 10 teams in a joint universities alumni basketball competition, which included UCLA and UC Berkeley. Way to represent the Boilermaker nation!
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Smart Window

Posted on Sep 08, 2016
The Purdue Memorial Union is home to a stained glass window dedicated to a past Purdue president. 

President's Council 2017 Cruise Announced

Posted on Sep 07, 2016
Please join us on our 2017 Rhine River cruise as we explore the most beautiful stretch of the river, famous for its forts, castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock.

PASE Mock Career Fair

Posted on Sep 06, 2016
The PASE Mock Career Fair is your chance to speak with local employers and representatives from PASE, SMEF, the CCO, Purdue Writing Lab, and Krannert Undergraduate Career Services.

September Networking Event

Posted on Sep 02, 2016
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other Purdue alumni!


Posted on Sep 01, 2016
Fountain runs are a rite of passage for many Purdue students.

Football Season Is Here!

Posted on Sep 01, 2016
Take a look at this guide to make your 2016 Purdue Football experience an enjoyable and pleasant one.

September Desktop Calendars

Posted on Aug 31, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

Whatever Happened To

Posted on Aug 30, 2016
Born October 29, 1930, to Ken (ChE’30) and Susie Uran, Jean (Uran) Foltz followed her father’s footsteps to Purdue, where she majored in home economics education.

Legends of the Nile

Posted on Aug 29, 2016
Although you may have seen pictures of the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, nothing compares to the thrill of standing in front of this wondrous monument, marveling at the engineering and construction ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians.

Alumni Profile: Jill Zeller

Posted on Aug 26, 2016
Jill (Steiner) Zeller (A'09) knows that running a profitable farming operation is a lot of hard work.

Home Sweet Home

Posted on Aug 25, 2016
Gregg Mantock (S’87) was a tall, burly, analytical freshman majoring in computer science and math when he walked into Elliott Hall of Music in 1982 to audition for Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO).

Featured Young Alumni: Kindra Rodgers

Posted on Aug 24, 2016
Kindra resides in Lafayette, Indiana, where she is currently working at Purdue in the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO). Her main role is employer coordinator, in which she helps recruit viable Purdue candidates.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Posted on Aug 23, 2016
A week after Abigail Ekeigwe’s (MS T’16) friend Nkechi gave birth by caesarean section last November, she was not healing, and she was experiencing severe pain and high fevers.

Books Q&A

Posted on Aug 19, 2016
5 questions with Kristen Ashley (LA '90), author of Bounty.

Speaking Out

Posted on Aug 18, 2016
Even on the seemingly quiet and conservative Purdue campus, students — and faculty — are not afraid to put their beliefs into action.

Alumni Profile: Kevin Martin

Posted on Aug 17, 2016
Everything is better told as if you’re writing a story — even office memos,” laughs Kevin Martin (M’84), recalling a Harvard Business Review article he read early in his career.

Testing Matters

Posted on Aug 16, 2016
Why using SAT and ACT scores for admissions still makes sense.
Purdue in Panama

Purdue in Panama

Posted on Aug 16, 2016
Purdue Alumni and friends had a fun get-together in Panama with Mary Dennis from Purdue Alumni and Cheryl Altinkemer from Purdue University.
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Grand Prix Champions

Posted on Aug 15, 2016

Nine previous Grand Prix Champions were in attendance at the 2016 Grand Prix.

Indiana State Fair - August 5

Indiana State Fair - August 5

Posted on Aug 14, 2016
The Purdue Alumni table will be located in the Purdue Ag/Hort Building from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Purdue Alumni members are encouraged to stop by for a free milkshake coupon.
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30 Seconds with Nilofer Rajpurkar

Posted on Aug 12, 2016
A junior in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Rajpurkar is chair of the 2016 Boiler Gold Rush student Orientation Committee.

Ask Pete

Posted on Aug 11, 2016
Q. My daughter will be a freshman this fall and we’ll be moving her into the residence halls. I think she is drastically overestimating the size of her dorm room. How can I convince her that she doesn’t really need all that stuff?

Game, Set, Match

Posted on Aug 10, 2016
Redshirt sophomore earns unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection honors

Instant Replay

Posted on Aug 09, 2016
August Kim is out to make a name for herself. As the 2016 Big Ten Champion, the junior biochemistry major is making sure her name is prominent in the Purdue record books on the course and in the classroom.

Strike Up the Band

Posted on Aug 08, 2016
In the spring of 1954 Purdue University was searching for a new director of bands to replace Paul “Spotts” Emrick who was retiring after 49 years. No one on the campus without a school of music felt qualified to make the decision.
Boilers in Peru

Boilers in Peru

Posted on Aug 05, 2016
Purdue alumni and friends had a great time at a recent event in Lima, Peru, with staff from the Purdue Alumni Association and Purdue University.
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View From the Lab

Posted on Aug 05, 2016
The Vilas Pol Energy Research (ViPER) Laboratory focuses on rechargeable energy storage technology and has had success creating battery components from such everyday things as pollen, packing peanuts, and mushrooms.

Summer Downloads

Posted on Aug 04, 2016
Boilers give their recommendations for books, shows, and music.

Fast and Furious

Posted on Aug 03, 2016
A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars, and lightweight microsatellites for communications.

Tail-Wagging Roadtrips

Posted on Aug 02, 2016
If you’re planning to take your pet along on a family vacation this summer, there are several steps you should take to get your cat or dog ready to travel.

Buy Your Student a PASE Membership

Posted on Aug 01, 2016
Know a student who is graduating this year? Tell them to check out the Senior Year Experience through the Purdue Alumni Association. There are social and networking events all year long, as well as opportunities to win prizes. It’s all about celebrating Purdue seniors! Visit to learn more.

August Desktop Calendars

Posted on Jul 29, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

Boilermaker Bash

Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Purdue Alumni is excited to host a Boilermaker Bash at College Park, Maryland, prior to the Boilermakers taking on the Terrapins!

Alumni Profile: Nancy Louis

Posted on Jul 27, 2016
If you're going to work a retirement job, running a bed and breakfast in the U.S. Virgin Islands might be tough to beat.

August Brazen Event

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with other Purdue alumni!


Posted on Jul 25, 2016
Save the date: October 15

Purdue Day of Giving

Posted on Jul 22, 2016
Bigger & Better campaign raises a record $18.3 million in 24-hours.

Purdue Student Picnics

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
Join your local Purdue Alumni club for a send-off picnic for incoming Purdue freshmen from your area.

High Honors

Posted on Jul 20, 2016
Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue’s School of Chemical Engineering, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony on May 19.

Top-Notch Talent

Posted on Jul 19, 2016
Why is Jeff Bezos’s space company hiring all the Purdue grads it can find?

Grand Legacy Scholarship Winner

Posted on Jul 14, 2016
Syrus Fletcher's essay was chosen as the winner of the Grand Legacy Scholarship. Congratulations, Syrus!

Grand Legacy Runner-Up Essay

Posted on Jul 08, 2016
Whitney Stedman's essay was selected as runner-up for the Grand Legacy Scholarship.

Featured Young Alumni

Posted on Jul 05, 2016
Jared Travers earned his bachelor of science degree from the College of Science in May 2011 with a degree in chemistry and biochemistry and minored in biological sciences. While at Purdue, Jared worked as an undergraduate research student in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP).

Alumni Trustee John Hardin

Posted on Jul 04, 2016
After 24 years of service, John Hardin Jr. (A'67) will retire from the Purdue University Board of Trustees on June 30, 2016.

Order Your Purdue Alumni Calendars

Posted on Jul 01, 2016
Your Purdue Alumni Association is offering pocket and wall calendars to our loyal members. To reserve your calendar today, call (877) 782-5866 or e-mail us at by August 31, 2016. Be sure to mention if you would like the pocket calendar, wall calendar, or both.

July Desktop Calendars

Posted on Jun 30, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.
Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

Posted on Jun 29, 2016
Thank you to the following individuals as they leave the Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors: From left, Roger Hadley (A’75), Paul Branham (NE’12), Cheryl Cunningham (CE’80), Jon Schmaltz (S’96), Kristen Quinlan (S’96), Paul Fratiello (ME’88), and Kevin Metrocavage (AAE’96). Your service is greatly appreciated.
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Brazen Event - July 5

Posted on Jun 28, 2016
Get started now and join fellow alums to share your love for Purdue, get career advice, and just meet new people — all online! Purdue Alumni will host a Brazen event on Tuesday, July 5 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. Alumni can connect with fellow Boilermakers that graduated from the same college or school. Get registered to be a part of the conversation.

Ask Pete

Posted on Jun 27, 2016
Purdue Pete answers your questions about fashion, summer activities, and moving out of your mom's basement.

Welcome Boilermakers

Posted on Jun 24, 2016
Join PASE during STAR! Members receive a Columbia fleece jacket, an annual membership kit with a T-shirt and pint glass, an annual membership card for discounts at local restaurants and stores, invites to networking events with alumni, information about scholarships, and much more!

Alumni Profile: Jeff Hamilton

Posted on Jun 23, 2016
Running a microbrewery in Milwaukee, a city purportedly made famous by beers produced at larger breweries, might sound daunting. Jeff Hamilton (T’79), president of Sprecher Brewing Company, however, believes the niche market of catering to diverse tastes is vital to the company’s success.
Purdue Alumnus Wins Award

Purdue Alumnus Wins Award

Posted on Jun 22, 2016
Purdue Alumni is proud to announce that the Purdue Alumnus won a Silver in CASE’s Circle of Excellence competition for the 2015 redesign. The Purdue Alumnus is the quarterly magazine of the Purdue Alumni Association and is a benefit of membership. Not a member, want the mag? Join today.
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PBAO Atlanta Mixer

Posted on Jun 21, 2016
The Purdue Black Alumni Organization (PBAO) recently hosted a mixer in Atlanta. Alumni enjoyed a meet-and-greet with Purdue Alumni’s new President and CEO Ralph Amos. Pictured from left are PBAO Board Member Lawrence Richardson (M’80), PBAO President Camille McKinley (ECE’91), and Ralph Amos.

Books Q&A

Posted on Jun 21, 2016
5 questions with Johnny Smith (PhD LA’11), co-author of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Carter

Posted on Jun 20, 2016
When Elizabeth Carter (HHS’12) landed her job at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, she didn’t just fulfill her dream, she actually was returning to where her life began. As a quadruplet born at 30 weeks, she started life in the Riley Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Boilers In Tuscany

Posted on Jun 17, 2016
Here's a group of Boilermakers on a recent Purdue Alumni trip to the Tuscan countryside. Holding the flag L to R are: Gary Wininger, Catherine Vonnegut, Shirley Sappenfield, and Nanette and Steve Weiss; Back row: Dave Sappenfield, Chris and Mary Adams, and Jay and Kit Beard.

Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

Posted on Jun 16, 2016
This small group tour features Purdue Professor of Entomology Tom Turpin, who will impart his unique and entertaining insights about the bio-diversity found in Costa Rica. Dr. Turpin is the driving force behind Purdue's annual Bug Bowl and a perennial favorite professor among students.

Alumni Profile: Michael Stoppelman

Posted on Jun 15, 2016
Timing can be everything. Especially in the high-speed world of technological startups. Working at Google before it got gigantic, then in on the ground floor at Yelp, Michael Stoppelman (S’03) has been in the right place at some very opportune times.

Walking in Water

Posted on Jun 14, 2016
Jessica Bowditch, a veterinary neurology and physical rehabilitation technician, works with Charley, a Labrador retriever, in the underwater dog treadmill at the Small Animal Hospital.


Posted on Jun 12, 2016
Don’t miss out on the Purdue Alumni schedule of events for Homecoming weekend, October 14–16. Members of the Class of 1966 are invited to share their life story online and connect with fellow classmates. Pick up your 50 year class forever medallion at Homecoming Headquarters in Purdue Memorial Union, join us at Pappy’s for a 50 year class ice cream social, and wrap up the weekend with a Class of 1966 Breakfast.

Phoenix Rising

Posted on Jun 10, 2016
The sun is setting on the lawn next to Pao Hall. Spectators surround a burning, house-like sculpture created as its own kiln — the last Fire Sculpture designed by the late, world-renowned ceramic artist Nina Hole.

Whatever Happened To

Posted on Jun 09, 2016
Lieutenant General James Record started life as a farm boy, born in Clinton County, Indiana, on September 6, 1938, the son of Edwin and Enid Record.

Aviation Memorial

Posted on Jun 08, 2016
It’s been nearly 20 years since two aviation technology students and their instructor — all experienced pilots — died in a plane crash at the Purdue Airport, but Tom Carney (T’71, MS A’77, PhD S’84) recalls the morning of September 12, 1997, vividly.

Featured Young Alumni

Posted on Jun 07, 2016
Livia Schiavinato Eberlin earned her PhD from the College of Science in July 2012. She majored in analytical chemistry. Today, Livia resides in Austin, Texas, where she is an assistant professor in the chemistry department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Perfect Prescription

Posted on Jun 06, 2016
Members of the Purdue chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) put their brains and ideas to work and decided a photovoltaic panel system might be the prescription for dependable power.

Student Profile

Posted on Jun 03, 2016
A musician (piano and trombone) and award-winning composer, Puckett premiered her first composition with the Purdue Jazz Band.

A Tip of the (Hard) Hat

Posted on Jun 02, 2016
Purdue Pete flipped his lid. Literally.

June Desktop Calendars

Posted on Jun 01, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association has created a monthly series of Purdue-themed desktop wallpapers. Show your pride and download these attractive images to display on your own computer.

Alumni Travel

Posted on May 31, 2016
With exotic beauty and enchanting culture, Tahiti and her sister islands have beckoned visitors since Captain James Cook landed there in 1769.

Pomp & Circumstance

Posted on May 30, 2016
Objects, customs, and traditions that make Purdue's commencement ceremony special

New PASE Membership Kit Design

Posted on May 27, 2016
This year's featured icon is the Neil Armstrong statue.

Cruise with Us in 2017

Posted on May 26, 2016
Travel with fellow Boilermakers to Australia, Central America, Cuba, and more.

Get to Know President and CEO Ralph Amos

Posted on May 25, 2016
Ralph Amos is a recognized alumni relations executive with 26 years of experience in institutional advancement and alumni engagement.

Decoding Mental Illness

Posted on May 25, 2016
Dan Foti, an assistant professor in the psychological sciences department at Purdue, is working to crack the code.

Campus Main Street

Posted on May 24, 2016
The State Street Redevelopment Project is set to reinvent a historic campus route.

Senior Week Photo Gallery

Posted on May 20, 2016
Download and share your pictures from your last week on campus!

Register Now

Posted on May 19, 2016
You can set up your alumni profile and set your e-mail preference.

Half-price Life Membership for New Purdue Grads

Posted on May 18, 2016
Reward your new graduate with a life membership in the Purdue Alumni Association for $500 by visiting That is 50% off the regular price! A membership in the Purdue Alumni Association comes with networking opportunities worldwide, discounts at national retailers, this magazine, invitations to special events and alumni club activities, and much more! This deal ends May 31, 2016.

Campus Myths

Posted on May 17, 2016
Almost from the moment of its founding, Purdue University was home to tales so strange that they seemed to be the stuff of legend, not real life. Was founder John Purdue really so particular about the appearance of campus that he insisted that no building be taller than University Hall?

Awards Nomination Deadlines Approaching

Posted on May 16, 2016
Nominations for the Special Boilermaker and Young Alumni awards are due June 1. Established in 1981, the Special Boilermaker Award honors a member of the Purdue faculty or staff who has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life and/or bettering the educational experience for a substantial number of Purdue students.

Minimizing the Bedbug's Bite

Posted on May 14, 2016
Just when you thought it was safe to sleep again, bedbugs are back on the rise — a revolution sparked by their own evolution and a resistance to insecticides. The nighttime human bloodsuckers, while not carrying disease, certainly inflict psychological damage on any accommodating host. Their expanding numbers, according to a pair of Purdue entomologists, could even signal a national crisis.


Posted on May 12, 2016
Srinivas Aravamudan (MA LA’86), professor of English and former dean of the humanities at Duke, died on April 13, 2016. Aravamudan, a scholar of 18th-century British and French literature and postcolonial literature, was also a champion of the humanities, committed to nurturing and promoting their role in contemporary society.

Cheer on Boilermaker Baseball

Posted on May 12, 2016
Purdue fans in Kokomo should come to Municipal Stadium on Tuesday, May 17, to see your Purdue Boilermaker baseball team play the IPFW Mastodons. This is Purdue night at Municipal Stadium so wear all your Old Gold and Black!

The game starts at 6:30 p.m., but come early and stop by the Purdue Alumni Association table to pick up your Purdue spirit items so you can cheer on the Boilers in style. The first 300 fans get a rally towel.


Posted on May 09, 2016
In the early 1900s, to coincide with the end of classes each May, Purdue’s student body staged a day of elaborate events that included the Purdue Circus and May Day activities.
Join Boilermakers for a round of golf this summer

Join Boilermakers for a round of golf this summer

Posted on May 07, 2016
Purdue Alumni clubs around the country will be hosting many events this summer, including golf outings and student picnics. Check out the complete list of dates and locations.
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Order your Purdue Alumni calendars

Posted on May 06, 2016
Your Purdue Alumni Association is offering pocket and wall calendars to our loyal members. To reserve your calendar today, call (877) 782-5866 or e-mail us at by August 31, 2016. Be sure to mention if you would like the pocket calendar, wall calendar, or both.
Commencement brunch

Commencement brunch

Posted on May 05, 2016
The Purdue Alumni Association and the Purdue Memorial Union invite you to join us in celebrating the 2016 Purdue May graduates with a memorable gourmet brunch. Celebrate this special occasion with the entire family at Purdue’s official commencement brunch on Saturday, May 14, in the East and West Faculty Lounges and on Sunday, May 15, in the North and South Ballrooms in the Purdue Memorial Union. Click here to register online.
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