Staff

Peggy FavoritePeggy Favorite, Director of Span Plan

Peggy earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and Music from Valparaiso University straight out of high school, but went back to school in her 40’s to earn her M.S. in Family Studies with a gerontology minor here on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University. Human development, with a focus on adults, has always been a keen interest. While working on her Master’s degree, Peggy worked at Purdue and raised a houseful of active, hungry teenagers. In her 20+ years working at Purdue, she has worked for Convocations, the Dean of Engineering, and spent 10 years with the Center on Aging and the Life Course. She is delighted to be working with nontraditional students as they map out the next part of their academic journey.

 

 

Erin BrittonErin Britton, Assistant Director

Erin is a 3rd generation alumna of Purdue. She graduated in 2001 from the College of Liberal Arts. After moving to St. Louis and starting a family, she was accepted into an interdisciplinary Medieval Studies MA program at the National University of Ireland, Galway. After receiving her MA in 2008, she entered into the PhD program at Trinity College in Dublin specializing in medieval colonization. While overseas she taught numerous courses and advised many American study abroad students on strategies for a successful international educational experience. Because of her personal experiences with raising 3 children while a PhD student at Trinity College Dublin, Erin was very sympathetic toward the needs of her own undergraduate students struggling to find similar support resources. As a result, Erin was very active in spearheading the campaign to organize a program to coordinate a system of best practices regarding student parents and non-traditional students. She is very passionate about successful programming that supports all students. In addition to raising her 3 young children, Erin is an active community member, avid pickle lover, passionate about the oxford comma and enjoys attending as many arts performances as she can.

 

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Student Services Staff portraits (Purdue University/ Mark Simons)

 Junia McDole, Financial Aid Specialist

Junia joined the Student Success Department as a Financial Aid Administrator in May 2016.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. As an undergraduate, Junia served in the Business Office for Student Organizations at Purdue, providing student organization account management services.

With her degree, Junia began her career as an Investigator for the State of Indiana where she provided assistance to low-income populations, serving as a mediator for children in poverty that had been abused. Junia aided families in receiving services and education for their emotional, developmental, and financial needs to better their life circumstances.  While in this position Junia discovered her desire to serve this particular demographic. Prior to joining Purdue University, Junia served as a Financial Aid Analyst at Harrison College. Her primary role was the education and guidance to students and families regarding financial aid and the application process. Junia found the most fulfillment working with 21st Century scholars, nontraditional populations, and veterans due to her own background. She was a first generation student, low income student who came from a family of sixteen children. As an undergraduate student, Junia was a mother to three children and maintained a full time job. She is familiar with the plight of under-served populations and is empathetic in advising students from these backgrounds.

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Span Plan Adult Student Services
Krach Leadership Center
1198 Third Street, Rooms 420 & 422
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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& 1 to 5 p.m. Staff available
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spanplan@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-5860

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