Ready to be engineer

Padma Umakanthan

She did her homework & came to America; now she’s ready to become an engineer Padmalochini Umakanthan has come a long way from her hometown of Chennai, Tamilnadu in India – educationally, figuratively and literally.

Took advantage of opportunities

Lauren Sokol

Crown Point grad student took advantage of opportunities on and off campus It’s almost as though Crown Point’s Lauren Sokol has had two identities as a Purdue University Calumet student—three, actually.

Family’s first to graduate

Sue Goodwin

At 50, Hammond resident/Chicago native 1st in her family to graduate Sue Goodwin, 50, is on schedule to be the first person in her family to earn a university baccalaureate degree.

Fall Commencement Exercises

Class of 738 to be honored at Tuesday afternoon (12/18) Commencement Exercises More than 400 fall graduation candidates and summer graduates will participate in Purdue University Calumet’s December Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday (12/18) at the Radisson Star Plaza Theater.

Legally blind, Purdue Calumet Whiting student looks forward to career in family law

Allen Pennington

Allen Pennington understands what it takes to persevere and overcome difficulties. Despite being legally blind his entire life, the 39-year-old Whiting resident is within two classes of earning a Purdue baccalaureate degree in sociology at Purdue University Calumet. He expects to complete that coursework early this summer—and just in time, too!