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PNW Alumni

The PNW Alumni Engagement office serves more than 70,000 PNW alumni...including you! Whether it be career connections, on or off-campus events or other ways to engage with your peers or future alumni, we're here to help. Connect with us today!

Meet Our Alumni

Jasmin Zamora

Jasmin Zamora, B.A. '14

Jasmin Zamora, a 2014 communications graduate, is making waves in diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the founder and president of Sembra, Jasmin is leading a newly established organization to make a positive impact.

She also sits on the national board of directors for Mujeres Latinas en Accion and on the Emerging Leaders Board for Casa Central.

Steve Mulder

Steve Mulder, B.S. '03

PNW’s HTM Alum Steve Mulder BS’03 developed an interest in the hospitality industry at the young age of 10!

His interest in hotels and restaurants turned into a passion when he was hired for his first restaurant job at 15. 28 years later, his passion is just as strong as it was then.

Steve’s impressive career led him to places like Las Vegas to New York and is currently the Vice President of Revenue Strategy for Apple REIT, a company with more than 220 hotels nationwide.

Spencer Summers

Spencer Summers, B.S. '22

A region native, Spencer Summers, began his professional career at just 14 when he worked at a sports complex in Valparaiso, Indiana, and became Basketball Director.

After qualifying for 30 dual-credit high school courses, Spencer was able to get this bachelor’s in 3 years at PNW! As the Economic Development Director for the Northwest Indiana Forum, Spencer is thrilled to tell the story of NWI and attract businesses to move to the area.

Spencer will be completing his MBA program at PNW in December of 2023.

Nicole Guevara

Nicole Guevara, B.A. '10

“I strive to be a valuable contributor to the metals industry, a male dominant industry by breaking barriers and utilizing my life/work experiences along with my B.A. in Business from PNW.”

Nicole Guevara (B.A. ’10) joined the non-profit sector working with at-risk families and their newborns for years before transitioning to the steel industry. She is 3rd generation in this field and the first female in her family to work in this industry.

Nicole is paving the way for Latina women in the industry!

Hannah Scheffer-Wentz

Hannah Scheffer-Wentz, B.A. '19 & M.A. '20

“I attribute my journey to my foundational career and education through the professional relationships built at PNW.”

Hannah Scheffer-Wentz has a hunger for education and exploring! She received both her B.A. (’19) and M.A. (’20) in communication at PNW. Since then, her mentors and professors have encouraged her to continue pursuing her professional and personal goals.

She is currently enrolled at the University of North Dakota where she is a communication student pursuing her Ph.D.

Hannah has had the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers for radon exposure and COVID research, as well as present her own research in gender media studies internationally. She has also discovered her love of traveling and explored Europe this year.

Dr. Jokima Hiller

Jokima Hiller, '96

Noted as one of the 25 Most Influential Educators in Global Hospitality 2021, one of the 100 Most Powerful People in USA Hospitality in 2022, and one of the 30 Most Influential Educators in Global Hospitality 2022 by the International Hospitality Institute, Jokima Hiller, Ph.D. (PNW ‘96) is a leader in the hospitality industry.

As part of the book writing, educating, and training duo BET on Hospitality, she is a speaker, author, workshop facilitator, consultant, mentor, and change agent.

As she expands her brand offerings, her recently published work has included a heart-warming story coloring book about her prosthesis Sabrina (Jokima is an above-knee amputee), entitled Sabrina and Her New Shoe.

Need some hospitality mentoring? Listen to her podcast, Your Hospitality Moment that Mentors on Anchor and Spotify!

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Roaring Loud 2024

April 19

Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a free concert as Yung Gravy comes to campus for Roaring Loud!

You’ve Powered Onward through another year of hard work, new experiences and amazing accomplishments. Now we’re looking to celebrate you with a night of fun, free music at the heart of Hammond Campus!

Registration for alumni tickets closes on Wednesday, April 17.

Request free alumni tickets

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Alumni Resources

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Career Center

From interview prep to job listings in Handshake, PNW alumni can take the next step with Career Center resources.

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PNW Athletics

Roar Pride! Cheer for your favorite team and stay connected with campus life—check out the schedule.

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See how to request your PNW transcript. Transcripts are provided free of charge whether requested online or in person.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Apr 24

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2024

On April 24, 2024, we’re asking the entire community to come together as we Roar Ahead for Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2024.

Apr 25

Technology Day Showcase

The College of Technology is hosting its annual Technology Day! High school students, alumni and PNW students are all encouraged to attend!

Apr 26

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Celebrate nature with our community as we dedicate the time to planting trees at Gabis Arboretum and PNW’s Hammond and Westville Campuses.

Apr 27

Preview PNW

Want to learn more about Purdue University Northwest? Join us at our Hammond Campus for Preview PNW! This open-house experience shares how PNW offers real-world experience in 70+ areas of study.

News and Announcements

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PNW’s Nursing, Business graduate programs recognized by U.S. News and World Report

Two of Purdue University Northwest’s graduate programs in Nursing and Business were recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Program rankings.

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Purdue University Northwest plans annual Day of Giving on April 24

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites the community to support students during the 11th annual PNW Day of Giving 24-hour fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24.

US Highway 421 Westville closed for 6 months at US 6

Road construction has begun and will affect travel to and from the Westville campus as a roundabout project is completed at the intersection of US 6 and Ind. US 421.