Staying involved while in ROTC 

Name: Luke Stockel  

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN  

Major & Concentration: Agribusiness Management 

Minors or Certificates: Farm Management and Naval Science  


Why did you choose Purdue: I chose Purdue because it is a great school for ROTC, Ag, and it’s close to home.  


Where Purdue has taken you:  

  • Made lifelong friends 
  • Competitions through ROTC 
  • Internships with Co-Alliance and Redline Equipment  

Favorite club/organization: Purdue Student Government  

Favorite student-led event/initiative: Moonlight Pancake Breakfast  

Favorite Purdue event: Ag Week  


Favorite thing about the CoA: My favorite thing about the College of Ag is that it feels like a family. You really get to know your classmates, professors, and advisors.  

Three biggest accomplishments:  

  1. Getting internships 
  2. Dean’s List and Semester Honors  
  3. Senator for the College of Ag  

Something not listed on your resume:  

  • I love making music with my friends!  
  • I play a few instruments and play with friends at home and at Purdue!   

luke with group

Advice for lower classmen: Don’t take your time for granted. Get involved in student organizations and go to the sporting events!  

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Purdue is an amazing school that will take you places in life!