Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Early Career Award

Graduated within the last 10 years.
Recipients have made contributions to both their field and the University and illustrate the promise of becoming leaders among their peers.

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Outstanding Technology Alumni Award

Graduated 10 or more years ago.
Recipients have made significant and recognized impact in their field and continued involvement with the University community.

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Distinguished Technology Alumni Award

Graduated 10 or more years ago.
Recipients have distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements in their profession, scholarship, or other creative activities.

Only Purdue Polytechnic faculty/staff may submit nomination for this category

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Alumni Profile

Jennifer Rider

“I acquired valuable technical skills at Purdue,” says Jennifer Rider, president and CEO of Lafayette Instrument Company, “After graduation, I interviewed with a multitude of companies and decided to work for a day-trading firm in Austin, Texas. Working with the latest technologies at Purdue meant I was immediately able to contribute in my new position.”

While studying computer graphics technology, Rider earned a minor in organizational leadership. “It prepared me to take on management responsibilities only two years into my fledgling career. Organization, communication, and problem-solving skills set me apart from others. I spent an exhilarating...

Jennifer Rider
BS ’99, Computer Graphics Technology

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We invite you to help us recognize and celebrate techies who are helping to move the world forward. Have you or a fellow alum done something great? Earned a promotion, filed a patent, or performed a philanthropic act? Let us know using the form below.