Beyond the Classroom

Daniela Vidal

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Now a senior, psychology major MAGGIE MALONE has worked as a student caller in the annual Rally for PETE (Proud Endorser Of A Tradition Of Excellence) all four years at Purdue to express her gratitude to alumni whose donations raise more than $2 million annually. "These gifts represent tuition for students who get to go to college when they wouldn't have otherwise," she says. "I feel such pride when I talk with alumni who love Purdue."

Jessica Shellhorn & Ben Worland


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Those who follow HHS on Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn may already know hospitality and tourism management student BEN WORLAND and nutrition science student JESSICA SHELLHORN, who work for the college as social media interns. Jessica also works at the Division of Recreational Sports and is a Purdue Student Health Advocate. Ben is a member of the HTM Career Day Board and serves as vice president and secretary of the Purdue chapter of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Leah Steele

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A May 2015 graduate from the School of Nursing, LEAH STEELE was the Purdue Men's Basketball team's first female manager, serving in the position for each of her four years as a Boilermaker. Leah, who was a high-school sports standout in Lapel, Indiana, also was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Purdue and is now working in her chosen field as a registered nurse in the Duke University Health System in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. But she still roots for Purdue over the Blue Devils!

Julianna Johnson

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Fans of Boilermaker football may recognize JULIANNA JOHNSON as one the Silver Twins, who are among the featured twirlers for the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band. Now a junior in speech, language, and hearing sciences, she's been twirling since she was a toddler and one day hopes to work with children as a speech pathologist. The original Silver Twins and several duos from the past were actual sisters, but in more recent years they've been two look-a-likes who twirl in synchronicity. (Julianna's "twin" is Alyssa Lyzen, a senior accounting student.)

Emily Edwards

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Before graduating in May with a degree in human development and family studies, EMILY EDWARDS made numerous contributions outside the classroom as a team leader for Boiler Gold Rush, a member of the Asian American Association and in volunteer roles for Prevent Child Abuse America and the YWCA, among others. She capped off her senior year with the 2015 HDFS Excellence in Family and Consumer Sciences Education award and plans to teach English abroad for a year before bringing her diverse skills to a U.S. middle school or high school classroom.

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