alumni update

Alumni Spotlight: Wayne Ripberger's Purdue degree sparked 50-year manufacturing engineering career

Wayne Ripberger (BS mechanical engineering technology ’73) had an exemplary career in the manufacturing industry. Ripberger’s Purdue degree sparked a 50-year career as a manufacturing engineer, working around the world for companies including Cummins, Toyota and John Deere.

Pandemic shifts focus of Polytechnic grads’ “microwave of laundry” company from hotels to entertainment industry

Nishant Jain and Thibault Corens, graduates of Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, are offering Presso, a vending machine-like device for dry cleaning garments, to television and film production companies like Disney/Marvel, HBO, CBS and FOX.

Alumni Spotlight: Amy Noah, Boilermaker & connection-maker

As vice president for development, Amy Noah (BS organizational leadership and supervision ’94) serves as Purdue’s chief connection-maker, focusing on building relationships between the University and alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. She believes that nurturing healthy, long-lasting relationships is the best way to find the support that Purdue needs to advance its mission.

Purdue Technology Alumni Tailgate


Join the Purdue Technology Alumni Board and fellow Polytechnic alumni for a tailgate before the Boilermakers take on TCU.

Registration includes dinner and two drink tickets; cash bar to follow.
Purdue Alumni Association Member Price: $10
Non-member Price: $15

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. RSVP at

Event Location: 

Tailgate Guys Lot - Corner of Cherry and Northwestern


Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm