Engineering Alumni Association

Welcome to the Engineering Alumni Association website—your resource for keeping in touch with your fellow Purdue Engineering alumni, getting the college's latest news and recent developments, and tracking alumni events.

Our alumni are the ultimate expression of Purdue Engineering, and that's why we want to create a web community that spotlights our graduates and gives them a place that is interactive, informative, and useful. Check back often for updates and postings, including the quarterly e-Newsletter and ways you can get involved on campus as a volunteer or as a mentor to a student or recent graduate.

Current members: if you've moved or changed jobs, don't forget to update your information.


Alumni Blog

High School Students-Purdue is for you!
May 11, 2016
by Cindy Humphrey

It is an exciting time of year! Many high school students have received their acceptance letters from Purdue and now they have to decide...

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EAA Board Honors Two College of Engineering Alumni
November 18, 2015

The Purdue Engineering Alumni Association Board are proud to recognize the Young Alumni Award to Lisa Wichmann(BSME ’05) and the Loyalty Award to James Overman(BSME ’80).

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International Women's Day Speech - Linda Murphy, BSCE '82 gave this speech in 2012 while deployed in Afghanistan
August 28, 2013

Good afternoon, my name is Linda Murphy and I am the Chief of the Water and Infrastructure Project Management Branch with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. I graduated from Purdue University – in my mind just a few years ago – some people would probably say many years ago – I graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. I have worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for over 33 years, all of them with the Louisville District in Louisville, Kentucky. This is my first deployment and the reason being is that for the last 24 years my main mission has been taking care of the 2 most important women in my life – my daughters. Like any mother, I have made sure that they have had what we in America believe are the basic necessities – food, water, medical treatment and assistance, security, an education; all of which (although we do not think about it) are supplemented by a reliable power system. Now that I have gotten my daughters off to college as fairly self-sufficient women, I decided to deploy to hopefully provide some of this same type of assistance to the women and men of the coalition forces and particularly to the women and men of Afghanistan. So I forfeited my designer suits and 3-inch stiletto heels for these lovely sand-colored uniforms and these Beverly Hillbilly type of steel-toed boots. And I am very proud and honored to be here this afternoon representing the women of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

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Purdue Alumni Student Experience
June 08, 2011
by Paul Braham, NE 2012

Purdue offers so many opportunities for students to get involved on campus, boasting more than 900 student organizations from which anyone can choose to take part. Many organizations attract students from very specific majors or interests, while some offer membership that appeals to a wide variety of backgrounds. In 2005, under the direction of the Purdue Alumni Association, a student group called the Purdue Alumni Student Experience (PASE) was formed. PASE is the ubiquitous student group on campus - it is everywhere, in all months of the year. When itʼs warm enough outside, I see PASE tshirts literally every day, and when the temperatures dip, our four-year members don their PASE fleece jackets en masse. With over 2800 members, PASE offers benefits to more members than any student organization on campus.

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What does an engineering degree from Purdue mean to you?
February 07, 2011
by Paul Branham, Student, Purdue University, Nuclear Engineering

Despite growing up a thousand miles from West Lafayette, I was raised a Boilermaker, my father being a Purdue pharmacy alumnus. I always had plans to attend Purdue when the time to attend college finally came. I never bothered to apply or visit anywhere else. I was fortunate in that regard - I always knew exactly where I was going and where I wanted to receive my education. I had no clue what I wanted to study until I was nearly done with high school, but once I made up my mind, I never looked back.

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Newsletter

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the home page of the Purdue Engineering Alumni Association. We are here to serve all of the Purdue College of Engineering, now over 84,000 strong.   Continue reading...

EAA Loyalty/Young Alum Award Winners

2016--Loyalty, Tony Harris, Young Alum, Ashley Faires

2015--Loyalty, Jim Overman, Young Alum, Lisa Wichmann

2014--Loyalty, Dennis Warner,  Young Alum, Stephanie Severance

2013--Loyalty, Rick Roberts, Young Alum, Lt. Comdr. Daniel Radocaj

2012--Loyalty, Rick Zadoks, Young Alum, Dustin Ruh