Alumni Stories

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Growing future scholars through Red Gold Executive’s memorial

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

When Steve Smith (BS ’75, agricultural sciences), senior director of agriculture for Red Gold, passed away in 2021, tributes quickly poured in. People who worked with Smith viewed his many contributions to state and federal agricultural policies, as well as to a variety of agricultural coalitions and businesses, as both innovative and visionary.

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Alumni Close-Up: Honoring History, Building Community

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Head an hour south of Louisville and east from Interstate 65 to the hills (or “knobs,” as they’re called) of Nelson County, Kentucky, and you’ll find J.W. “Wally” Dant III (BS ’85, forestry and natural resources) on the 350 rolling acres of Log Still Distillery.

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Alumni Spotlights

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Alumni Spotlights featuring Nancie Oxley, Travis Park, and Robert P. (Bob) Schowe.

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Then & Now

Friday, January 13th, 2023

In the fall of 2021, the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program commemorated a half-century of making the earth a better place during its 50th anniversary celebration. One of the program’s earliest graduates became an award-winning professor in the College of Agriculture, and one of its most recent graduates now works as an environmental planner. Read on to find out how the program led them down different paths.

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Alumni Close-Up: A Home Field Advantage

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

The thing about being an entrepreneur, or a visionary of any sort, is that sometimes your ideas will seem ridiculous. At first.

Neil Mylet (BS ’08, ag econ) is used to that. As an entrepreneur, he says, “You have to want to go against everything you’ve been taught but also utilize everything you’ve been taught.”

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Partnering to Nurture Diverse Ag Leaders

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

All the work in the College of Agriculture’s Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) connects to a mission staff are passionate about: creating a sense of belonging.

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Then & Now

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Senior Jaden King and alumna Adrienne Gorny both grew from bewildered to confident in the lab while doing undergraduate research at Purdue. They credit the experience with showing them the value of research, training them as future scientists and enhancing their academic experience.

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Alumni Spotlights

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Alumni Spotlights featuring Heather Hill, Shaneka Lawson, and Chuck Dietzen.

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Harvest yields a distinctive gift

Monday, November 15th, 2021

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