Graduation Feature: Matt Wesley

Matt Wesley and Magnum

Achieving & Succeeding Purdue Calumet graduate could have felt sorry for himself; instead, he chose to succeed      As Matt Wesley sees it, he had two choices: “I could sit home and sulk, or I could be out there experiencing the world.” He has chosen the latter. In fact, earlier this month, the 24-year-old, St. […]

Grads Find a Home & Each Other at Purdue Calumet

Tyler Daw and Haley Garner

Achieving & Succeeding Illinois graduates found a home—and relationship—at Purdue University Calumet     They met at a mixer during their first week on campus, residents of nearby Illinois communities. Admittedly, they knew little about Purdue University Calumet when they arrived to begin their college education during the 2010 fall semester, except that as top students […]

Schererville Grad Receives 50,000th Purdue Calumet Degree

Chancellor Keon with Raymond S. Smith and Dean William R. Law

HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Calumet celebrated its 67th Commencement Exercises Saturday (5/10) with two graduation programs and the awarding of its 50,000th degree to Schererville resident Raymond S. Smith. Smith, a 23-year-old computer science scholar, received the historic degree during the day’s second graduation at the Hammond Civic Center. Among those joining Smith in […]

First Purdue Calumet Graduate

Dr. John Brown

1st Purdue Calumet graduate has spent a career attending to NWI health care needs     HAMMOND, Ind. — It was 1967, and Purdue University Calumet’s first baccalaureate graduate was an out-of-state transfer student intent on advancing his education to position himself for good jobs. Two years earlier, 20-year-old John S. Brown had transferred to Purdue […]

Graduation Feature: Hannah Nava

Hannah Nava

Purdue Calumet graduate candidate has had a full experience in just 3 years HAMMOND, Ind. — Within the changing climate of higher education, more at the beginning can turn out to mean less at the end—and that’s a good thing! Just ask Hannah Nava, who is graduating this spring from Purdue University Calumet after just […]