Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2016
Alyssa Moreno is a caretaker. She nurtures the plants in the Purdue Horticulture Plant Growth Facility greenhouses and helps them thrive. That’s fitting, because she has been encouraged to grow her whole life. Read more.
Ask Cameron Wicks why she is a food science major at Purdue and she’ll tell you how her love for science and cupcakes formed the base of her college decision-making process. “Everything is baking for me. I love to bake.” Read more.
Destination Career: Alumnus right as rain with career choice
Cameron Hardin will admit that he was uncertain what he wanted to study when he started at Purdue. But he loved the opportunities college offered. “I love meeting new people and hearing their stories,” Hardin said. Read more.
Dream job highlight of international study
When Veronica Yager studied wildlife at James Cook University in Australia, she expected to go to class each day, meet some new people, and have a fun experience. What she didn’t expect was to work her dream job. Read more.
Senior looking forward to medical school
Quinton Nannet has always loved restoring old vehicles and tractors on the family farm in New Richmond, Indiana. Curiously, that work helped the senior biochemistry major on his path to medical school. Read more.
Animal sciences major driven to succeed in summer sales internship
Last summer, Valerie Scott often found herself driving the backroads of Ohio — a paper map laid haphazardly across her lap — hoping her next stop would be just beyond what looked like the same soybean field she had seen a hundred times that day. Read more.
What is your favorite way to relax from a long day of classes? Read more.
In the book of life, what will be the chapter you write? Read more.
Bonus Web-only Stories
“On a sunny day, I remember asking my mother, ‘How do plants grow?’” said Kaelan Brennan. “I asked her if they were even alive. Well, one question lead to another question. I was curious.” Read more.
Goats, pigs, and other livestock wandered the streets of Cap Haitien hoping to find something edible. These scenes from Haiti were quite a contrast to the well-managed pastures Bethany Weldon was used to seeing in Indiana. Read more.
Toward the end of his freshman year, Chris Long received a devastating phone call. His dog Hubble developed an aggressive tumor, and there wasn’t much hope for his survival. After a few weeks and one failed surgery, Long's dog had to be euthanized. Read more.