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Purdue Promise Leadership Team

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Michelle Ashcraft


Remote: (765) 231-5246

Office: (765) 494-6357

Michelle Ashcraft is the Director of Purdue Promise and also serves at the Site Supervisor for ScholarCorps at Purdue. She is from Seymour, Indiana and is a Boilermaker alumnae, earning a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She has a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina (USC), and came back to Purdue in 2012 after 5 years in the SEC at USC and the University of Kentucky. She is a Bridges Out of Poverty certified Lifetime Trainer and a QPR Gatekeeper Trainer. Outside of work Michelle loves going to concerts, college sporting events, and festivals; cooking; being an aunt to her niece and nephew; spending time with her family; and traveling.

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Senior Assistant Director






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Jazmine Clifton

Assistant Director

Remote: (765) 205-3546

Office: (765) 496-2806

Jazmine Clifton has been the Assistant Director with the Purdue Promise program since March 2019. Born in New Mexico, but attended Arizona State University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness. She received her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. Through experiences with AVID and TRiO, she has developed a passion for working with student access and success programs involving mentorship, shared experiences, and personal development. Jazmine currently serves as the Co-Advisor for the Black Student Union as well as a Faculty Fellow. She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, dancing, reading, volunteering, playing with puppies, and eating delicious foods!

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers / Herself

Purdue Promise Student Success Coaches

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Ariel Robinson

Student Success Coach

Remote: (765) 205-2404

Office: (765) 496-2714

Ariel Brooke Robinson is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise program. She began working at Purdue June 2016 after receiving her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Millikin University, which is also located in her hometown of Decatur, IL. She enjoys having fun conversations with her students and attending student events on campus when possible. She likes to do small craft projects, anything Disney (especially The Little Mermaid!), going to the movie theatre and loves a good shrimp taco!

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers / Herself

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Torrence Sorrell

Student Success Coach

Remote: (765) 233-2492

Office: (765) 496-2462 

Torrence Sorrell is from Chicago, Illinois. As a proud Chicagoan, he enjoys eating at Portillo’s and Giordano’s Pizza (deep dish and thin crust). Torrence Sorrell earned a M.S. at Indiana State University in Student Affairs and Higher Education. In November 2017, he was a recipient of the NASPA IV-East Graduate Student Rising Star Award, for the state of Indiana. Torrence completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a B.S. in broadcast journalism. Currently, he serves as a Student Success Coach for Purdue Promise (since June 2018). Outside of work he enjoys travelling, hanging out with friends, and watching the NBA.

Pronouns: He / Him / His / Himself

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Joseph Strickler

Student Success Coach

Remote: (765) 205-3905

Office: (765) 496-1269

Joseph Strickler is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise program. Born and raised in West Lafayette, IN, Joseph is what some would call a “townie.” Joseph received his Bachelors in History from Purdue University. After graduating from Purdue, Joseph began his educational career in Indianapolis, IN teaching while also coaching football and swimming. Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and son, attending Purdue sporting events, watching Netflix & Marvel movies, playing with his dog, loves everything Disney, and relaxing at home on a lazy Sunday.

Pronouns: He / Him / His / Himself

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Courtney Wilson

Student Success Coach

Remote: (724) 790-6080

Office: (765) 496-1460

Courtney Wilson is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise program. She is a lifelong Indiana resident and recently earned her Masters of Science in Higher Education with a specialization in Student Affairs from Purdue University Global. In May 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hanover College in Philosophy and Business. She currently serves as the recruitment advisor for the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Purdue. She loves all things Halloween and enjoys going to festivals, watching scary movies, and spending time with her family and her dog, Chloe.

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Sarah Rice

Student Success Coach

Remote: (765) 357-4420

Office: (765) 494-0998

Sarah Rice is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise Program. She is from Owosso, Michigan and completed her bachelor’s degree in earth and environmental sciences at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Through her past experiences in admissions and recruitment, Sarah worked directly with students from rural areas in northern Michigan. This has helped her develop a strong passion for college access and student support. She is excited to continue this work at Purdue. Sarah enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling, the outdoors, and is also passionate about all forms of health and wellness.

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Abby McBride

Student Success Coach

Remote: (765) 231-5631

Office: (765) 494-4948

Abby McBride is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise Program. She began working for Purdue in July 2019 after receiving her Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University. She also completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Indiana State where she was a member of the Women’s Track and Field team and a 21 st Century Scholar. In graduate school, Abby primarily worked as an Academic Coordinator for Indiana State Athletics. She is originally from the small town of Covington, Indiana. Outside of work, Abby loves to travel, try new restaurants, exercise, be outdoors, spend time with friends & family, and hangout with her dog, Nala.

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Emily Shaw

Student Success Coach

Remote: (317) 643-4820

Office: (765) 496-2805

Emily Shaw is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise program. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services at Purdue before pursuing her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology at Ball State. While she was at Ball State, Emily had the opportunity to work as an academic mentor with student-athletes, where she was inspired daily by the students she worked with. She continues to be motivated by the students she works with, is passionate about their success, and is excited to be back at Purdue. Emily is originally from Batesville, IN, and she enjoys reading, playing tennis, watching Purdue sports, and staying caffeinated.

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Jaimee Maddox

Student Success Coach

Remote: (765) 201-0618

Office: (765) 494-4990 

Jaimee Maddox started as a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise program in August 2019. As an alumna of the 21 st Century Scholars program, she earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Ball State University. While working toward her undergraduate degree, Jaimee was involved in Fraternity/Sorority Life, residence life, student activities, and more. This involvement helped her discover her passion for student development and led her to pursuing a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. In addition to her role at Purdue, Jaimee enjoys volunteering for her sorority, Phi Mu, both on a national and local level, as well as watching movies, crafting, petting dogs, and talking about (or going to) Disney.

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Student Success Financial Aid Administrator


Allison Staley

Financial Aid Administrator

Remote: (765) 237-9453

Office: (765) 494-0596


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