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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News and Announcements

Travis McKinney

Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Travis McKinney

Military veteran, former county sheriff’s deputy, father and now college graduate. Travis McKinney, ’22, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity from the College of Technology at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).

Nikoletta Kyriakakis

Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet PNW Graduate Nikoletta Kyriakakis

Chancellor’s Medallion recipient, Nikoletta Kyriakakis, ’22, earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Nursing with a minor in Psychology.

Sydney Hanson

In service to others: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Sydney Hanson

Sydney Hanson, ’22, is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Management and will also earn minors in Spanish and Marketing.