Eight graduates of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University will be recognized during two 2016 award ceremonies Friday, April 22, 2016.
The 2015 Oscar and Golden Globe award winners for best animated feature film each included Purdue computer graphics technology graduates as part of their crews.
Keith Carlos, winner of America's Next Top Model (Cycle 21), told the Purdue Alumnus magazine that his degree in organizational leadership and supervision helped him build his own brand.
“I learned a lot about business. It’s more than looking good. You have to build and protect your brand,” he says.
Education has always been important to Fred Klipsch. It was important in 1964 when, as a Purdue graduate, he was the first in his family to earn a college degree. And it was special in the 1990s when he became part of the Educational Choice Charitable Trust to help fund scholarships for low-income Indiana students
Justin Brown is no stranger to hard work or to chasing a dream. His dream of running his own successful business has taken him from Colorado ski country to an up-and-coming area of Indianapolis. For the last two years, he has been one of three partners in creating Fountain Square Brewery. He used his background in electrical engineering technology to help automate some of the processes of brewing and bottling for the fledgling brewery.
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Tyler Kupferer, director of award winning short-film “The Girl and the Fox,” says that Purdue experiences such as Martin Jischke's President's Leadership Program and the Digital Cinema Contest gave him the skills to be a successful director.
Kupferer is a 2008 graduate of the computer graphics technology program.