Heather Cook, M.A., Graduate Academic Advisor for the College of Nursing, is a 2002 graduate of Purdue University Calumet with a B.A. in English Literature, graduating with Highest Distinction. She received her M.A. in Communication in 2004, also from Purdue. Heather began her academic advising career in 2004 for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Department of Communication and Creative Arts where she also taught various communication courses. She accepted the position of Graduate Academic Advisor in the College of Nursing in 2008. She’s served Purdue as Vice Chair of the Purdue University Calumet’s Professional Advising Association (PUCPAA) and continues as a standing member. She was awarded the “Going the Extra Mile with A Smile” award during the Spring 2013 semester.