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Maryland Bash

Get fired up for the Purdue vs. Maryland game with the Spirit Squad and Boilermaker Special!

Perfect Specimen

Top 10 sexiest plants at Purdue

No Thanks

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.

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!

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.


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

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.
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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Testing Matters

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

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.

Purdue Alumni Association Sponsors

Posted on Jul 07, 2016

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 bimonthly 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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