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Spring 2015

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Now in its second year as Purdue's first residential college, the Honors College has enrolled more than 1,000 students in its first two classes. Those students had on average a 3.95 high school GPA and 95th percentile high school class rank. Purdue had just 711 students in its various honors programs before establishing a centralized, residential Honors College in 2013. The growing program currently houses Honors students in Duhme Hall, Shreve Hall and Third Street Suites, but a new Honors College residence hall will open east of Windsor Halls in the fall of 2016.

Rueff Kicks off Executive in Residence Program at Purdue

Alumnus Counsels Students While Living on Campus

Rusty Rueff has an impressive resume. He’s been CEO of a music company, a high-level executive at Electronic Arts and PepsiCo, and an on-air radio personality. Rueff currently serves on several corporate and philanthropic boards, and last year President Obama appointed him to the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center.

Sederquist Gives Career and More to Purdue Res Life

Assistant Director of Residential Life Donates to RAISE Fund

It’s no accident that Denton Sederquist ended up at Purdue. He can recall how many letters and pages of information he received from the university as a prospective student – 526 pages – some 25 years later. Needless to say, Sederquist is not someone who forgets when you’ve done something for him.

Cary Quad Marks 75th Anniversary

Students, Alumni and Staff Celebrate Purdue's Oldest Residence Hall

Last fall marked 75 years since the completion of Cary Quad, Purdue’s first residence hall and the beginning of residential living program that is now one of the largest in the country for a school that doesn’t require students to live on campus. Students, alumni and staff gathered at a Spitzer Court cookout after a Purdue football game in September and then again the next morning for a brunch program at Ford Dining Court.

Res Hall Alums Celebrate 40 Years of Tailgating

Ex-Staffers, Residents Make Annual Pilgrimage to Purdue

For one weekend a year, Serota, Space, Boston, Duper, Wick and Mighty Manfred are just guys grilling food and watching football. After spending the other 360 days as successful CEOs, doctors or financial gurus, they unwind for a long weekend in West Lafayette, just like they used to as 20-somethings kicking back cold ones in the shadow of Ross-Ade Stadium.

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