About Our Staff

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Michelle Ashcraft


(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 alumna, 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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McKalaih Mitchell

21st Century Scholar Specialist, ScholarCorps

(765) 496-2933


McKalaih Mitchell is a 2018 Purdue Alum who graduated with a major in Psychological Sciences and a Spanish minor. Her future career goals include obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology and then to serve in the United States Army, focusing on veterans transitioning back to a Civilian lifestyle from Active Duty. During her undergraduate years, she interned with the Military Family Research Institute as well as volunteering with Purdue's Veteran Success Center. Originally from Vincennes, Indiana, she has spent the last 5 years living in the West Lafayette/Lafayette area and her hobbies include touring historical sites, reading, playing soccer, and baking.

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Ariel Robinson

Student Success Coach

(765) 496-2714


Ariel Brooke Robinson is a Student Success Coach for the Purdue Promise program and co-supervisor for the 21st Century Scholar Specialist, ScholarCorps. 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!

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Junia McDole

Financial Aid Administrator

(765) 494-0596


Junia McDole is the Financial Aid Administrator for Student Success programs at Purdue University. She graduated from Indiana State University with her Bachelors of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She worked as a Financial Analyst prior to coming to Purdue. She is certified through the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators in the application process, student eligibility, and direct loans, among other things.  She has worked exclusively with low income populations and first generation college students at both private and public four year universities. Her primary role is the education and guidance to students and families regarding financial aid, the application process, financial literacy and budgeting.

Junia is available by appointment or visit her during office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3pm in Krach 462.

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Krach Leadership Center
Fourth Floor
1198 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-9328
Email: 21stCenturyScholars@purdue.edu
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