ECE senior Denae Galloway named Purdue Engineering Fellow
A senior in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is among the 2022-2023 Purdue Engineering Fellows. Denae Galloway is one of seven seniors chosen for the honor.
Each student will be awarded $20,000 upon graduation and may use the money in any desired endeavor. The gifts are made possible through the generosity of benefactors Robert H. Buckman (BSChE ’59) and his wife, Joyce A. Mollerup.
Galloway, of Orland Hills, Illinois, is minoring in organizational leadership. She is the current president of the ECE Student Society, student facilitator for the Civic Engagement & Leadership Development Office and serves as an ambassador for both the College of Engineering and ECE.
In 2021, Galloway started a First-Year Engineering mentor program for students transitioning into ECE. She created the curriculum and conducted bi-weekly check-ins with the mentors. For the last two summers, she has interned at GE Gas Power. Her favorite thing about Purdue has been the tight-knit community and wide variety of opportunities provided to students. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in the power industry and land a leadership position.
“It is such a difficult task to recommend her in one letter without writing volumes,” said Galloway’s nominator. “Denae has distinguished herself as a student that is filled with passion, enthusiasm and excitement about learning.”
The Engineering Fellows program has grown since the 2021 presentation. Previously, there were five recipients who each received $10,000. Buckman made the decision to increase the amount of the gifts and the number of recipients based on growth in the College.