Fall 2020 Commencement

Congratulations to the PNW students who completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fall 2020. Your hard work and innovation will help you succeed wherever you go.

Chancellor Keon Addresses the Graduates

Chancellor Thomas Keon congratulates the Fall 2020 graduates, sharing how your ability adapt and change will serve you well, wherever you go.

Persevering with Pride

Student Government Association President Oriana White highlights how Fall 2020 grads pushed through toward graduation, creating ties with the PNW community that will stay with you, whatever you do.

A PNW Lion Sculpture wearing a commencement cap

Recognizing PNW's Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Graduates

Purdue University Northwest is proud to recognize our summer 2020 graduates as well as the students who have successfully completed the requirements of their undergraduate and graduate degrees for the fall 2020 semester.

Meet the Graduates

In the News

NWI Life: Purdue University Northwest Celebrates Class of 2020 With Socially Distanced Photo Sessions (Dec. 17, 2020)

Celebrating Our Graduates

PNW graduates marked their accomplishments at our Hammond and Westville Graduate Celebration Events. Browse the slideshow to see if you spot someone you know!

Westville Celebrations

A student pictured in front of Power Onward sign.

In a year unlike any other, PNW students relied on their inherent grit, perseverance and ability to Power Onward.

Image of Cameron Nelly.

PNW graduate Cameron Neely celebrates his degree by posing in front of the memorable "Tres Bon Tricycle" sculpture on Purdue Northwest's Westville campus

Student is pictured in front of logo and balloons.

A PNW grad shows off his degree. Beyond being a monument to hard work, a PNW degree also represents a network of mentors, instructors, professors and peers.

Students standing in front of PNW swag.

Safety was the focus at PNW's Graduate Celebration Events on the Westville campus, with masks and social distancing built into the events.

People checking in for the Westville graduate celebrations are pictured.

Getting ready to celebrate safely in Westville.

A PNW graduate is pictured in front of the step and repeat.

Fall 2020 graduates are well-prepared to keep learning and innovating.

Timothy Paul is pictured.

Even as PNW graduates like Timothy Paul Power Onward to their next steps, they will always look back fondly at their time at Purdue Northwest.

Hammond Celebrations

Aniket Kulkarni is pictured.

Aniket Kulkarni proudly graduates from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

Ashley Bruner is pictured.

Posing with the famous PNW lions on the Hammond campus, Ashley Bruner will be powering onward with her nursing degree from PNW.

Austin Richardson is pictured.

Austin Richardson celebrates his graduation from the College of Engineering and Sciences.

PNW Hammond graduation is pictured.

A festive PNW balloon display greeted guests at the graduation celebrations on the Hammond campus.

Mali Freeman is pictured.

A proud graduate of the College of Engineering and Sciences, Mali Freeman graduates in a year where perseverance and resilience were front and center for all students.

Melissa Clark DeButch is pictured.

Melissa Clark-DeButch, plus an extra cute special guest, graduates from PNW's College of Nursing.

Rana English is pictured.

Rana English, a graduate of the College of Engineering and Sciences, poses for a selfie.

Sami Alotaibi is pictured.

The College of Technology is proud to have Sami Alotaibi as a graduate and ongoing member of the PNW community.

Staci Gambling is pictured.

College of Business graduate Staci Gambling poses with some PNW swag.

Commencement Highlights

Graduate Alabdali Abdullah is pictured.

Mastering the Language of Business: Fall 2020 Grad Abdullah Alabdali

A love of numbers led Abdullah Alabdali, ’20, to degrees in accounting and finance and a job as a tax accountant.

Students standing in front of PNW swag.

Congratulations To Our Fall 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations are in order for all PNW students who completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fall 2020.

Graduate Samuel Arjona is pictured.

An Investment for Life: Fall 2020 Grad Samuel Arjona Ruiz

A decision to switch to accounting helped graduate Samuel Arjona Ruiz discover his true passion—and a road map toward success.