June 13, 2023

‘Purdue Global moved me forward’

South Carolina native served as Purdue Global’s May 2023 commencement speaker

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In their early 20s, Lauren Castrinos Bradford (MS psychology ’20, Purdue Global) and her husband, Keegan, were dreaming about a life together. Their vision was so clear, they felt like they could touch it – everything from the two children they wanted to have, to the house and the yard, all the way down to the Chevy Tahoe in the driveway of their Anderson, South Carolina, home.

Now they can touch it, thanks to her degree from Purdue Global. The dreams they had are real, physical parts of their life. But the way everything came together was nothing like what they had pictured. It was harder. Scarier. Slower. And filled with more love and triumph than they could have ever imagined. 

As the May 2023 commencement speaker, Bradford talked about raising her family, her Purdue Global experience, and how she earned her board certified behavior analyst credential and is helping families through her work at Total Care ABA. Her commencement speech and additional videos are available online.

Read Bradford’s story on The Persistent Pursuit website.

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