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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Hope Fortner

21st Century Scholar Specialist, ScholarCorps

(765) 494-2329


Hope Fortner is serving as the 2018-2019 ScholarCorps Member. Hope is a recent graduate from Purdue and a 21st Century alumna, and while studying here, she majored in Creative Writing and minored in Classics. Hope is expecting to pursue a graduate degree and is considering further exploration in writing. She hopes to apply her love for creative expression and relaxation towards students battling the stresses of college. If she had her way, that would include rooms of kittens, crafts, and pizza. Hope enjoys baking (although she loves eating the sweets more), spending time with animals, playing games (especially fantasy and choice-based—she likes knowing she can mess up at any moment), random crafts, writing stories and poems, and spending time with her favorite people.

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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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