Congratulations To Our Fall 2020 Graduates!

December 14, 2020

Congratulations are in order for all PNW students who completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fall 2020. In an unprecedented year of challenges and adaptations, your hard work, innovation and perseverance will help you succeed wherever you go.

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A Year To Power Onward

Purdue University Northwest is proud to recognize our fall 2020 graduates. From inspiring words from Chancellor Keon to commencement highlights, there was much to commemorate in 2020.

Explore All The Commencement Details

See the List of Graduates

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Getting ready to celebrate safely.

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

Graduates are well-prepared to keep learning and innovating.

PNW Graduate Timothy Paul poses with a PNW lion and a family member.

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.

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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.

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Commencement Highlights

Meet our graduates and learn more about how they learned to Power Onward this year.

Read Their Stories