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Category: Alumni

Purdue HDFS graduate creates hope from hardships with cancer nonprofit

Friday, April 16th, 2021


Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, rhoffa@purdue.edu In 2008, Purdue University Department of Human Development and Family Studies alumna Tricia Rausch found a lump under her skin during a self-examination. At 31 years old, cancer seemed unfathomable, but a trip to the doctor confirmed it was an aggressive stage-two breast cancer. “Everyone knows someone that’s been touched […]

“Serving people” takes on new meaning for Purdue hospitality graduate

Monday, March 29th, 2021


Written by: Rebecca Hoffa During a year spent navigating the challenges of a global pandemic, Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) alumna Kier Crites, alongside her team at Food Finders Food Bank, put together creative strategies to continue supporting the food bank’s 16-county service area with the resources it needed during difficult times. This included […]

Purdue alumnus stitches lasting legacy

Thursday, March 4th, 2021


A few months after the passing of his wife of more than 50 years, Roger Johnson started cleaning things out in their home. As he was going through a large, blue plastic tub Vicki had stored in their basement, he found an array of fabric: a mostly completed quilt top, several quilt blocks in various stages, and a stack of fabric that was cut into the components to create a quilt block that Vicki had likely designed.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on HHS Alumni and Students

Monday, August 24th, 2020


Rolyn Clarke (HHS’14), works in the ICU at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and has been working on the frontlines with COVID-19 patients. “I work in Atlanta’s busiest hospital with a team of providers and nurses who are completely amazing. I feel like the city came together as a community to fight this epidemic. […]

A decade of success: Purdue HHS celebrates 10th anniversary

Monday, June 29th, 2020


Written by: Aaron Martin Today, Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is firmly established as a cornerstone of the University and its institutional mission. A decade ago, HHS as we know it didn’t even exist. HHS is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2020, and its growth from a bold idea to consolidate […]

Caroline Gerughy at NASA Ames Research Center

Purdue Nursing alumna works at NASA as occupational health nurse practitioner

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019


Caroline Mullen Gerughty, a Purdue School of Nursing alumna, took small steps during her career that led to a giant leap to NASA Ames Research Center.

2019 Outstanding Seniors in Health and Human Sciences

2019 Outstanding Seniors in Health and Human Sciences

Sunday, May 12th, 2019


Congratulations to the 9 outstanding seniors of 2019 from each of the nine units in Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences. We asked each senior who their biggest influences were while studying at Purdue and what their next giant leap will be.

Purdue Day of Giving - April 24, 2019

Giant Leaps on Purdue Day of Giving

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


We conducted a public sidewalk hopscotch experiment for Purdue Day of Giving. What Giant Leaps will you take for Health and Human Sciences?

Alumni in pro sports

Alumni in Pro Sports

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


College of Health and Human Sciences has a deep bench of talented alumni working for professional sports teams, both as athletes and as key players behind the scenes.

Marion Underwood, dean of College of Health and Human Sciences

What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Health and Human Sciences?

Thursday, January 17th, 2019


In the next 150 years, the College of Health and Human Sciences will continue to envision a world where we all practice hospitality in the deepest sense of that word.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking at Purdue

“Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took Giant Leaps

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019


January 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson” crash landing, piloted by Purdue alumnus Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

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