Student Success Programs News

Staff, faculty invited to upcoming Green Zone sessions that help support military-connect Purdue students

January 13th, 2021 |  Veterans Success Center

Purdue’s Veterans Success Center (VSC) invites faculty, staff, and students to attend upcoming sessions of Green Zone training, as well as the Green Zone Student Panel.

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Purdue nontraditional students will ‘Give a Little Love’ to Indiana Veterans Home residents

February 8th, 2021 |  Span Plan

It started as a simple inquiry. Malissa Ayala, director of Purdue’s Span Plan program that supports nontraditional students, was organizing a community service project that would double as an engagement opportunity for her students. Span Plan wanted to “Give a Little Love” this Valentine’s Day by painting and planting small succulents and donating them to residents of a local nursing home.

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More than 200 Purdue students will attend inaugural spring orientation program ‘Boiler Cold Rush’

January 12th, 2021 |  Orientation Programs

Modeled after Purdue’s weeklong summer orientation program with a similar name, Boiler Cold Rush will be tailored to first-year undergraduates who participated in the fall semester virtually, as well as new beginner and transfer students new to Purdue this spring.

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Purdue joins national First-Generation College Celebration with launch of new website, first-gen engagement opportunities

November 6th, 2020 |  Student Success Programs

Narratives about the first-generation college experience often focus on the barriers students face. At Purdue, campus leaders are working to shift the conversation instead to how first-generation students strengthen and diversify their campus communities.

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Staff step into new Academic Case Manager roles to support Purdue students in quarantine, isolation

October 22nd, 2020 |  Student Success Programs

According to Jenna Rickus, professor and interim vice provost for Teaching and Learning, the idea to connect students in quarantine or isolation with an Academic Case Manager developed during conversations between Purdue faculty and administrators in June 2020 as Purdue was preparing to deliver a fall 2020 residential campus experience amid the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

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Purdue Testing Center Reopens for Pearson VUE and CLEP Exams

October 7th, 2020 |  Purdue Testing Center

After a brief hiatus imposed by COVID-19, the Purdue Testing Center has resumed offerings of Pearson VUE testing and CLEP exams, in addition to several advanced credit exams it had continued to provide virtually.

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Federal TRIO Program Renews Grant for Purdue’s Horizons Student Support Services Another Five Years

September 14, 2020 |  Horizons

Horizons (a unit of Student Success Programs) is Purdue's TRIO program. The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

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Archived Stories

Staff, Faculty Invited to Presentation on STAR 2020 Updates, Improvements

February 17, 2020 |  Orientation Programs

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Purdue selected to join new initiative to improve experiences for first-gen students

May 10, 2019 |  Student Success Programs

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Purdue student petitions legislators to continue federal funding for TRIO programs

May 18, 2018 |  Horizons

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Purdue Profiles: Taylor Brodner

Sept. 20, 2017 | Student Success Programs

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New documentary zooms in on diverse World War II experiences

Aug. 31, 2017 | Veterans Success Center

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