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News and Announcements

Graduate Profiles: Ashley Granados

Ashley Granados of Highland, IN recently earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences (CHESS) . She majored in Political Science and minored in Public Policy & Administration and Psychology.

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CHESS Names Outstanding Graduate in Political Science, Economics, and World Languages and Cultures

Martina James, a 2020 PNW graduate in foreign language with a concentration in Spanish, plans to continue her work as a tutor, translator and proofreader.

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CHESS students win awards at Days of Discovery

Three CHESS students received awards during the annual Days of Discovery research conference held at Purdue University Northwest in early April.