Destination Purdue

Jared Forgey in pasture overlooking cattle

Wide-open spaces fuel cowboy dreams

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

by Carley Myers At the Solid Rock Red Angus ranch in Limon, Colorado, Jared Forgey marveled at the sight of 1,200 head of cattle stretching out as far as he could see. Ahead of him were 22,000 acres of ranchland — a world away from the small farm where he grew up. “I was in…

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Student looking at paper

Alum journeys from barnyard to boardroom

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Regardless of what his day brings, Wes Davis lives by a simple motto: Don’t be afraid to chase what you really love. Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2018, has been putting in long hours and a lot of airline miles to chase his passion serving clients across…

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Senior swimming in marine opportunities

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Carley Myers Last summer Katie D’Addato had an experience of a lifetime. She spent her summer internship in Sarasota, Florida, working alongside unique aquatic animals. “I was releasing baby sea turtles, checking on herd populations of dolphins out at sea, and training manatees for research,” said D’Addato. “It was not the typical internship compared…

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No matter where he goes, he finds a smile

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire No matter where Dane Chapman went, he was greeted with a smile. Malawi, South Africa, the Netherlands — in all those places, transcending all cultures, languages, and backgrounds was a person. And a smile. “I really want to make people feel good and be happy,” said Chapman, a junior agribusiness: agricultural marketing…

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Welcome Ambassador walks the walk and talks Purdue traditions

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Throughout her college career, Sarah Voglewede has volunteered her time (including some of her weekends) to teaching visitors about Purdue. She walks for hours at a time and memorizes university history in hopes of educating someone about agriculture. “Last year I gave a tour to a group of fifth-graders from Chicago,” she…

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Students on the Street

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

What is something every Purdue Agriculture student should learn, but doesn’t? “Learn to appreciate other people’s points of view but not feel obligated to adopt that view.” Mason GordonAgricultural economics: applied agricultural economics, junior, Rushville, Indiana “The importance of perfecting your resumé.” Adrianna Dague Agribusiness: agribusiness management, sophomore, Kewanna, Indiana “Everyone should learn the landscape…

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A Word from the Editor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Looking back, I was unfair to Purdue. It’s not that I didn’t respect the university, but I took it for granted. Growing up less than an hour from campus meant that I visited it frequently as a kid –– sports, conferences, family. Its proximity to me and the number of family members…

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About Us

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 24, Number 1 were the Fall 2018 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (From left) Kathleen Jacobs, staff writer;Cheyenne Dunn, staff writer; Derek Berkshire, managing editor;Carley Myers, staff writer; (Not pictured) Kevin Leigh Smith, instructor.

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Triple major is in a league of his own

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Every morning Alex Angel wakes up at 6 a.m. Before heading out the door for his first class, he thinks about his schedule for the day. Classes all morning. A lab and a meeting with his advisor in the afternoon. Two club meetings in the evening. As busy as he is, he…

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Greek life provides philanthropic outlet

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By Kathleen Jacobs The Parthenon. Gyros. Baklava. All are Greek staples. But when Sneha Jogi thinks Greek, she thinks of philanthropy, a sense of family, and being part of something larger. To her, Greek means sororities and fraternities. “I think even before Purdue I knew I wanted to be involved in Greek life, I wanted…

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Art and science of food offer junior a feast for his mind

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

By Khyleigh North Be ready to learn more about your food than you ever imagined if you have lunch with Dylan Morton. And if you’re lucky enough to have him make that lunch, his artistry is going to wow you with a combination of flavors you never imagined. The junior from Indianapolis knows all about…

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Endangered Species Club: Freshman seeks to make a difference for endangered animals

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Few things animate Camille Vann quite like the topic of the illegal ivory trade. When she describes how poachers kill endangered African elephants just to sell their tusks, you can see the anger on her face. “It’s pretty ridiculous and sad to know that there are so many elephants a day killed…

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Sister plays career matchmaker for food science major

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Khyleigh North Deklin Veenhuizen is excited to start his career in a few months with Diageo, a wine and spirits company. The work will allow him to help people in a way he never imagined he would. His job will also allow him to explore different areas of the food science industry. “While I’ve…

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Love for animals takes her halfway around the world

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Katlynn-Ann Douglass Aishwarya “Ash” Chitnis finds herself assisting veterinary clinicians and assistants during procedures of the animals that often walk in and out of the veterinary clinic. She also examines the animals by looking into their mouths and ears, and ensuring they are ready for surgery. It’s clear by watching her that she cares…

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A storm brews in unique student

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Rachel Flanders Mary Rose Mangan is unique. In a forecasting class that takes about 10 hours of her time each week, she’s the only senior majoring in applied meteorology and climatology at Purdue. Although she’s one-of-a-kind in her class, her love of weather actually comes from a place anyone can appreciate. Mangan’s passion for…

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Staff: Volume 23, Number 2, Fall 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 23, Number 2 were the Spring 2018 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (From left) Emily Marsh, staff writer; Laine Barth, staff writer; Hunter McGraw, staff writer; Caitlin Yoder, staff writer; Katlynn-Ann Douglass, staff writer; Allie Abney, staff writer; Morgan Hasler, staff writer; Rachel Flanders, staff writer; Natalie Korniak,…

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A Word from the Editor

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Agriculture has always played a big role in my life. Both of my grandfathers are farmers, and I grew up idolizing their handiwork. I was amazed that they helped feed the world. From the day of my first tractor ride, I knew I wanted to make a difference and work in the…

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Students on the Street: What is an unexpected thing that you learned about living on your own?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Sam Evens Agribusiness: agribusiness management, sophomore, Lafayette, Indiana “I learned that cooking is hard, cleaning sucks, and finding enough room to fit all of the groceries in the refrigerator is hard!” Grant Knobloch Agricultural systems management, junior, Wolcott, Indiana “I am a surprisingly decent cook. I make a mean sirloin.” Agribusiness management, sophomore, Auburn, Indiana Christine…

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Dog breeding business brings joy, helps pay hefty college expenses

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Natalie Korniak Leah Hefty believes there is nothing quite like the good feeling puppies bring. The feel of those furry bellies, cold noses, and wet kisses; the sound of excited barks; the sight of wagging tails and never-ending smiles. Hefty loves them and can’t wait to share the joy with others. Hefty, a sophomore…

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Sophomore brings pet tarantulas to campus

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Hunter McGraw Spiderman. Bug kid. Tarantula keeper. Nick Cazzaniga could be called all these things. He shrugs it off. When you have more than two dozen pet tarantulas like he does, nicknames come with the territory. “They’re my beloved pets but also part of my passion and my career,” Cazzaniga said. “They’re something that…

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