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Academic Advisor

Office: YONG 831
Phone: (765) 494-0843
Email: ashruff@purdue.edu


Born in Monticello, IN, lived in Indianapolis and now calls Lafayette home.


M.S., Communication: Strategic Communication, Purdue University

B.S., Communication: Electronic Media (Minor in Theatre), University of Indianapolis


  • I worked in Radio Promotions for Emmis Communications, Indianapolis
  • I also was a radio on-air personality for 88.7 FM Indianapolis all 4 years of college
  • I competed locally and nationally on University of Indianapolis Speech Team
  • Prior to Purdue, I was an Admissions Counselor at the University of Indianapolis
  • I worked as the EXPL recruiter before becoming an advisor

Advice for the Future Boilermaker
Make Purdue your new home!  Go out and meet people and get involved. You're going to spend a lot of time on this campus and you'll have the chance to meet some amazing people.  This is your time to explore, make new friends, and grow as an individual.  College will be one of the best times of your life and you'll have a pretty amazing time at Purdue.  Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone- that's when some of the best things happen!

Fun Facts

Where do I begin?  My husband and I are avid Disney fans.  Disney World is one of our favorite places to visit.  I also love to be creative and make things, but I especially love scrapbooking and crafting.  I am obsessed with Christmas and start decorating my house the day after Halloween (no shame!!!). My parents owned a Hallmark store while I was growing up, so I blame them for my Christmas obsession. During the spring and summer months, you can catch me watching a lot of baseball (Go Cubs, Go!), and during the fall, you'll catch me watching a lot of football.  My husband and I are HUGE fans and love the Indianapolis Colts.   In college I had the chance to cover some of the Colts games and sit in the press box.  I even got to go in to the Colts locker room after each game and conduct interviews.  Dream come true for this girl!


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