Student Profiles

  • April 25, 2024

    Law and Order: Meet 2024 PNW Graduate Teja Brown

    A love for television crime shows led Teja Brown, ’24, to earn a bachelor of arts degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest. 

  • November 27, 2023

    Taking bold steps: Meet PNW 2023 graduate Alondra Diaz

    Alondra Diaz, ‘23, likes to remind herself of advice received from her mother: if you see something in your world you don’t like, then take the initiative to go change it and make a difference.

  • May 26, 2023

    Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Sharyl Riley

    Sharyl Riley, ’23, earned a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity from the College of Technology and a minor in Criminal Justice from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW). 

  • April 25, 2023

    PNW Day of Giving Spotlight: Tamar Clark

    As Purdue University Northwest looks ahead to Day of Giving on April 26, 2023, PNW student Tamar Clark shares how your support for scholarships helps first-generation, low-income PNW students Power Onward to achieve their goals.

  • March 28, 2023

    PNW student’s research featured in undergraduate research journal

    Purdue University Northwest alumna Saige Addison's undergraduate research is featured in the latest Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).

  • December 22, 2022

    Changing lives: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Jalyn A. Smith

    Inspired by her mother’s career in social work, Jalyn A. Smith, ’22, chose to major in the same field and will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in Social Work from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

  • December 2, 2022

    Inspired to Mentor: Meet PNW 2022 graduate Aaron Ramirez

    Ramirez, a first-generation student from East Chicago, has served as a peer mentor in the Honors College, including as the first-ever Peer Mentor Chair on the college’s Student Advisory Board. He has also worked as a peer mentor in TRIO Student Support Services.

  • April 29, 2021

    A Community Calling: May 2021 Graduate Lita Peters

    Lita Peters graduates this May with a degree in social work, though Peters has plenty of experience helping to provide care for those who need it.

  • April 14, 2021

    Student Spotlight: Gardenia Alvarez

    Motivated by professors, peers and resources, PNW student Gardenia Alvarez Powers Onward toward her career in Couple and Family Therapy.

  • February 18, 2021

    Social Work Student Leads “Got Your Backpacks” Initiative

    Caitlyn Kalisik, 21’ currently serves as the Social Work Club president. She advocates for children as a Guardian Ad Litem in LaPorte County and owns two small businesses.