Will Books Go Extinct?

Experts talk high-tech delivery and pen and paper understanding

Summer Downloads

Boilers give their recommendations for books, shows, and music

Boilermaker Bash

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

Homecoming 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 pocketcalendar@purdue.edu 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.

Homecoming

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 purduealumni.org/grad. 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.

Remembered

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.

Traditions

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 pocketcalendar@purdue.edu 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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