Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

August 28, 2012

Local students participate in Purdue summer program

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Several local students recently took their first steps toward becoming Boilermakers by participating in the annual STAR program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

The participants included Jacob Mattox,  William Denton,  Conlin Durbin, Jordan Kramer, Nathan Redelman,  Jasmine Duvall,  Mitchell Reed,  Vanessa Lawrence, Kyle Wallpe, Colin Rayner, Jesse Elsner,  Hannah Gauck, Jill Seiter, all of Greensburg, and Brigit Ryan of Westport.

Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) is Purdue's program for new undergraduate students to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule. Incoming students select their one-day STAR session and come to Purdue's West Lafayette campus to conduct this and other important business.

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity and innovation. It's a place for those who seek a first-class education balanced by the drive to make their ideas real.

Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue's role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that's without rival.