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

CRITERIA AND PAST RECIPIENTS

Alumni Profile

Parker Woods

Parker Woods says he chose Purdue’s Department of Computer and Information Technology for its reputation and hands-on approach. The small team experiences in labs and the correlation between lecture and practice fueled Woods’ passion for the field, which eventually led to a career he describes as “innovative, transformational and adaptive.”

“My technology degree has allowed me to be successful in many ways, but most importantly it has helped me translate highly technical information into business requirements and vice versa,” Woods explains.

He credits Professor Anthony Smith as his Purdue mentor who supported and pushed students...

Parker Woods
Computer and Information Technology '11, MS '13

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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.