Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! We get to celebrate YOU, our graduates and reward your hard work with a diploma.

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Celebrating Spring 2022 Commencement!

Congratulations to the 976 graduates recognized by Purdue University Northwest during an outdoor commencement ceremony on May 15!

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Commencement Archive

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News and Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Be Bold in Their Professional Careers

Purdue University Northwest recognized 976 graduates during an outdoor commencement ceremony on May 15. Keynote speaker Alfredo “Al” Sori shared that graduates should possess three key character traits — integrity, respect and courageousness — to be more successful in their careers and lives.

A lesson in caring: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Angela Rojic

Angela Rojic, ’22, has spent the majority of her working life caring for others. She is graduating with her MSN-Nurse Educator degree from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Nursing, after which she will train others to do the same.

The world awaits: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Natalia Salazar

Looking forward to a career in international journalism, Natalia Salazar, ’22, is graduating with bachelor’s degrees in English, with concentrations in Writing and English Literature, and Foreign Languages, with a concentration in Spanish, as well as a minor in Global Studies from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.