Showing Pride in Our Fall 2020 Graduates

December 8, 2020

A Fall 2020 PNW grad poses in her cap.

As Purdue Northwest honors our Fall 2020 graduates with special Graduation Celebration Events on both campuses, it’s a great time to look closer at our students and how they’ve Powered Onward during this challenging year.

Last week, three impressive candidates for graduation —Kylie Brown (Nursing), Joel M. Tokarczyk (Psychology) and Durante Lee (Hospitality and Tourism Management)—joined Chancellor Keon and host Richard Rupp on the Purdue Northwest Today show on WJOB. The stories they shared embody our PNW Pride. We encourage you to see for yourself by watching the video above.

Additional graduate stories have been shared on the PNW website, and more will be added in the weeks to come. Congratulations to all of our graduates, and thanks to everyone whose hard work helped make their success a reality.

Slideshow: Posing with Pride

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

A PNW grad poses with her degree next to a podium

Caps and gowns, a colorful background...PNW's Graduate Celebration Events offered the perfect setting for Fall 2020 grads to show their pride in their accomplishments.

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 pictured in front of balloons.

PNW proudly celebrates our graduates!

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 were center, with masks and social distancing built into the events.

People checking in for the Westville graduate celebrations are pictured.

Getting ready to celebrate safely.

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

Fall 2020 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.