Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 2012

Senior sees world

Senior seizes her chances to see the world
Shalyse Tindell traveled more than 34,000 miles and visited four countries in just three years. The senior animal science major from Washington, N.J., has studied in Guatemala, Honduras, Italy and, most recently, Australia.


Students chart college path

Students charting new path to college
Purdue students are getting the experience of a four-year university while saving money thanks to a program that partners Ivy Tech Community College with Purdue's College of Agriculture. The Pathway to Purdue program allows students to take core entry-level classes at the community college while living on Purdue's campus and working toward a bachelor's degree at Purdue.


Destination Career vegan foods

Destination Career: Vegan company's foods have 'bean' there
Ryan Howard may think of himself as a businessman by day and a skateboarder by night, but he has worked hard to build his company since it began in his basement in 2001. The 2000 Purdue biological and food process engineering graduate dedicated nights, weekends and any free time he had to his company, Chicago Soydairy.


Student wants change in Cameroon

Student presses for change in Cameroon
HannahJoy Pheasant, a junior agricultural and biological engineering major from West Lafayette, Ind., spent last summer in Cameroon with Purdue's Global Engineering Program. She was there to help improve living conditions in the west central African country.


Group organizes event

It may be their first rodeo, but not their last
A passion for rodeo and a desire to do something good for the community is how a group of Purdue students came up with Cowboys Against Cancer. Cowboys Against Cancer is a rodeo that has been held the past two years to support breast cancer services provided by YWCA Greater Lafayette, near Purdue's West Lafayette campus.


Dam project

Dam project aims to bring reliable electricity to communities in Africa
Austin White is part of a group of Purdue students who are making a big splash in Africa by working on a small-scale hydroelectric project in Cameroon. By building small-scale hydroelectric dams on canals and rivers, the Purdue students aim to bring a reliable source of electricity to Bangang and other communities.


Students on street

Students on the Street
What do you think is Purdue's best-kept secret?



A word from the editor
When I was deciding where to go for college, there were a lot of unanswered questions and quite a few unknowns. But, there was one thing I knew I wanted out of college: to belong and truly feel like a part of the university.


Bonus Web-only story

Destination Career seeds

Destination Career: Graduate plants seeds for success in fast-paced career
Kyle Schwarzkopf's career is growing as he cultivates relationships with farmers and strives toward new opportunities. Schwarzkopf, a 2010 Purdue graduate who majored in agronomic business and marketing, is the Select Seed Hybrids district sales manager for north central Indiana.