Destination Purdue

Fall 2022 Stories

${firstName} Honey project comes with a spoonful of confidence

Honey project comes with a spoonful of confidence

By Kari Slagel

Alyson McGovern learned how to believe in herself and her skills.

McGovern's Story

${firstName} Alumna’s sweet career blends creativity and science

Alumna’s sweet career blends creativity and science

By Grace Hasler

Sherdexia Yarde's career balances her passion for sustainable agriculture with her interest in sales.

Yarde's Story

${firstName} International student shapes his dreams with technology

International student shapes his dreams with technology

By Hannah Deno

Uel Palmer Kouame has been able to pursue his fascination with technology.

Kouame's Story

${firstName} Plant sciences major finds fertile environment to put down roots

Plant sciences major finds fertile environment to put down roots

By Maranda Elswick

Baylee Riester has been fascinated with plants her entire life.

RiesTer's Story

${firstName} Studying what you love is a piece of cake

Studying what you love is a piece of cake

By Jalee Wondercheck

Audra Brewer cooked up her own baking business.

Brewer's Story

${firstName} Students on the Street: What is your Boilermaker Life Hack?

Students on the Street: What is your Boilermaker Life Hack?

By the student writers of ASEC 380 (Feature Writing and Production)

What is your Boilermaker life hack? We posed this questions to students from across the College of Agriculture.

Read Their Responses

${firstName} Senior hitches self-improvement goals to love for animals

Senior hitches self-improvement goals to love for animals

By Jalee Wondercheck

Emma Zaicow has pushed herself beyond her comfort zone.

Zaicow's Story

${firstName} Tornado relief efforts reveal a deep well of support

Tornado relief efforts reveal a deep well of support

By Grace Hasler

When he responded to tornado damage, Owen Coon was struck by the outpouring of support.

Coon's Story

${firstName} Destination Career: Entrepreneurs pursue unique combination while serving their community

Destination Career: Entrepreneurs pursue unique combination while serving their community

By Katie Mize

Josi Lambert started a unique boutique with her sister.

Lambert's Story

${firstName} Green thumb points the way to true calling

Green thumb points the way to true calling

By Raymie Shoop

A need to brighten her room prompted Maddy Schaider to reconsider her college plans.

Schaider's Story

${firstName} Senior learns to lead through experiences

Senior learns to lead through experiences

By Hannah Deno

Molly Grotjan wants to grow in lead in as many different ways as possible.

Grotjan's Story

${firstName} Junior discovers she can study the ocean from Indiana

Junior discovers she can study the ocean from Indiana

By Brooke Lueking

Karlie Tischendorf studies the marine environment — in Indiana.

Tischendorf's Story

Stories from 2021

${firstName} Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

By Harley Lumley

Amirah Haweit had a hand in social justice on campus before she even attended her first class at Purdue...

Haweit's Story

${firstName} Junior finds himself by leaving the country

Junior finds himself by leaving the country

By Harley Lumley

Last spring, Cameron Matthews earned the best grades of his college career...

Matthews' Story

${firstName} Working with students and fungi help plant sciences major grow

Working with students and fungi help plant sciences major grow

By Kayla Sweatland

DNA extractions and polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) are just a couple of things that Mia Brann, a junior majoring in plant sciences from…

Brann's Story

${firstName} Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

By Corynn Christjansen

As a freshman, Maya Fulton enjoyed spending her free time with the students on her residence hall floor and attending dorm-sponsored events.…

Fulton's Story

${firstName} Food Science student finds purpose in quality

Food Science student finds purpose in quality

By Hannah Walker

Titratable acidity, standard operating procedures, microbiology, spoilage, color, texture. These are the thoughts that run through Erin Sukala’s mind whenever she monitors…

Sukala's Story

${firstName} Pandemic just the latest event to sideline pitcher

Pandemic just the latest event to sideline pitcher

By Macey Orme

Jackson Smeltz was gathering up his gear last March with the rest of the Purdue men’s baseball team when the coaches walked…

Smeltz's Story

${firstName} Saving small towns has a big appeal

Saving small towns has a big appeal

By Madison Hire

If you ever want to get Mason Gordon talking, just start asking him about small towns...

Gordon's Story