Purdue Football Tailgate


Join the PNC Alumni Association on our annual bus trip to a Purdue football game.  Cheer on our beloved Boilermakers as they take on the Michigan State Spartans on October 11, 2014 at Ross-Ade Stadium.  The bus will leave from PNC in the morning (time TBA) and will arrive just in time for a festive tailgate before the game.

Cost is $30 for the bus and ticket combo and $25 for the ticket only.  Alcoholic beverages are permitted on the bus (no glass containers, please).  All students, employees, alumni, family and friends are invited!  Register as fast as you can! Tickets sell fast!

Alumni Baseball and Softball Cookout


The Purdue North Central Alumni Association is hosting a day of Baseball and Softball matches at the baseball and softball fields on the Purdue North Central campus! This event will be hosted on Wednesday, September 13th at 12:00 PM. Grilled food will be available during the event for lunch. We’re excited to get a chance to connect with all PNC graduates and we hope to see you there!

Indy Alumni Event

Purdue University North Central & Purdue University Calumet Alumni Cocktail Reception

Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet will be holding an event at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis in room 203 to discuss the unification as it moves forward to becoming the new Purdue University Northwest! Chancellors Dworkin and Keon will be there to present the State-of the-Unification Address and what plans are being made in regards to the future of the two campuses. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be available and an exclusive tour of the JW Marriott will be provided afterwards.

This event will be held on September 5, 2014 and the current schedule is as follows:

  • 5:30 pm - Appetizers & Drinks
  • 6:00 pm - State of the University Update by Chancellor Dworkin and Chancellor Keon
  • 7:00 pm - Exclusive Tour of the JW Marriott

The JW Marriott Hotel’s address is 10 South West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

If you plan on attending this event, please register your attendance in advance. We are all very excited about the unification and are thrilled to be providing information to the public about this progressive undertaking. We hope to see you there!

2014 Homecoming

?????PNC Alumni Association will host a Homecoming Event with a fireworks show on Friday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. on the PNC Westville campus. This event has been a tradition of welcoming students back to campus each fall and allowing the university’s alumni, students as well as community members to engage in an event that brings a sense of spirit and community to the PNC campus.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with food available for purchase from participating vendors and live, local bands performing until 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive before 6 p.m. to find suitable parking. The festivities will culminate with the fireworks beginning after dark. This event is free and open to the public with the exception of any food purchased from participating vendors.

The electrifying fireworks show will be set to music and is appropriate for all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers and blankets for the event. Purdue North Central is a smoke-free and alcohol-free campus.

Further information about the event can be obtained by contacting the PNC Office of Advancement at 785-5697. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the PNC Office of Advancement.

2014 Commencement Reception

With the closing of the 2013 – 2014 school year coming to a close, we ended with a fantastic celebration at Valparaiso University to congratulate the new graduates! There was pizza, a live DJ, a live twitter feed, photo printing from instagram, and hundreds of attendees. The event was a blowout success. On behalf of the Alumni Association, we’d like to thank all of the graduates that attended and all of the faculty that helped make the event a success. All of it was fantastic, and we hope to see such a huge success in the coming years.

Here are just a couple of the pictures we shot during the event:



Over the course of the night, we had a twitter feed being displayed over one of the big screens in the auditorium. Everyone had a lot of fun with it and it’s given us some new ideas for what we want to do at the event next year!

Finally, we had a couple of videos played that we want to also share with those that weren’t able to make it because they were absolutely phenomenal!

 Congratulations Class of 2014!

Board Member


Joe Aguilar has worked in the Industrial and Electrical fields for 15 years as a Relay and Control Electrician as well as a Relay and Control Engineer. Currently, Joe is an Area Supervisor in Substation Operations for Northern Indiana Public Service Company, headquartered in Merrillville, IN.


  • Associate of Science Degree in Maintenance & Industrial Technologies – Ivy Tech
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology – Purdue University North Central
  • Master of Business Administration – Purdue University North Central


  • Electrician, Relay and Controls – United States Steel
  • Relay and Control Engineer – Northern Indiana Public Service Company
  • Area Supervisor, Substation Operations – Northern Indiana Public Service Company


Phone: (574) 583-1639

E-Mail: jaguilar@nisource.com

Twitter Feed at Commencement!


Commencement is being held May 19th at 7:00P.M., and we want to make this night memorable. We want you to take some of the best pictures you can so you can tweet with #PNCGrad14. Not only will you be able to capture a significant event for yourself, you’ll be able to share that moment with everyone at commencement because, not only do we have a single hashtag for you to tag your tweet with, we’ll have a live feed running with all of your tweets so everyone can see!


If you have any questions about Commencement, head over to the Commencement 2014 Information page to find out more!

Board Member


Christine Rumbaugh possesses over eight years of professional non-profit experience in the
areas of recruitment, grant writing, training, and volunteer management. Christine is currently
the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with the United Way of Porter County.


• Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies– Purdue University North Central

• AmeriCorps Program Coordinator – United Way of Porter County (Present)

• Resident Programs Coordinator – Brookdale Senior Living (2 yrs.)

• AmeriCorps VISTA Leader – South Carolina (1 yr.)

• AmeriCorps VISTA – Miami, Florida (2 yrs.)


• Purdue North Central Alumni Advisory Board – Board Member

PNC BA Graduate 2010


E-mail: Christine@unitedwaypc.org

Phone: (219) 464-3583

Board Member


Rachael Sarson, CPA

PNC BS, ’09

Rachael Sarson is a highly energetic, passionate Certified Public Accountant. She has five years of public
accounting experience, specializing in small – mid medium size businesses in the Northwest Indiana
Region. She is highly involved in professional organizations and local professional networks.


Phone: (219) 874-0210

E-Mail: rsarson@clh-cpa.com

Graduate & Extended Learning Summer Opportunites

The Graduate & Extended Learning Office at Purdue University North Central offers a fantastic service to students and graduates, giving them the opportunity to take extra-curricular courses that have a tangible real-world benefit. This Summer the GEL Office will be hosting several programs that will teach career-building skills for use in making graduates and soon-to-be graduates more marketable in the future.

Video Editing Boot Camps

The Video Editing Boot Camps are designed to teach about how to display stories, milestones, information and memories in a meaningful way through the use of recording and editing video.Video-Editing-Website-Photo-smaller-1024x685

This program is held over the course of four days during the week of May the 12th:

  • Monday, May 12th
  • Tuesday, May 13th
  • Wednesday, May 14th
  • Thursday, May 15th

All four classes are offered during two different time blocks each day at either 3:00P.M. to 5:00P.M. or 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.

Additional information can be found at the Graduate & Extended Learning Video Editing Boot Camps page or by contacting the Graduate & Extended Learning Office by phone at (219) 785-5343 or by email at gel@pnc.edu.

Social Media Marketing Workshop

The Social Media Marketing Workshop is a course that will cover the ins and outs of social media and how it can be applied to finding and landing a job as well as how businesses effectively employ social media to benefit their business. The increasingly pervasive use of social media by people makes it all that much more important to understand it on a deeper level.iStock_000024785295Medium1-1024x682

This is a twelve hour program that is held over the course of six weeks every Thursday on the following dates:

  •  May 22nd
  •  May 29th
  • June 5th
  • June 12th
  • June 19th
  • June 26th

All six classes will are scheduled for 3:00P.M. to 5:00P.M.

Additional information can be found at the Graduate & Extended Learning Social Media Marketing Workshop page or by contacting the Graduate & Extended Learning Office by phone at (219) 785-5343 or by email at gel@pnc.edu.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Workshop Series

The Microsoft Excel 2013 Workshop is for the beginner and intermediate users of Microsoft Excel. A lot of employers are now assuming that employees have a working understanding of Microsoft Office and how it functions. This workshop will give you a deeper understanding of how to increase your productivity with Excel by explaining features such as formulas, charts, functions and much more.IMG_3661-1024x768

This is an eight hour program that is held over the course of two weeks on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 10
  • Thursday, June 12
  • Tuesday, June 17
  • Thursday, June 19

All four classes are scheduled for 5:30 P.M until 7:30 P.M.

Additional information can be found at the Graduate & Extended Learning Microsoft Excel 2013 Workshop page or by contacting the Graduate & Extended Learning Office by phone at (219) 785-5343 or by email at gel@pnc.edu.


Smoky Mountain Travel Study Program

The Great Smoky Mountains offers a wonderful opportunity for students and graduates to experience the rich and exciting ecosystem in the Southern Appalachians. Attendants will have the chance to explore the wildlife, plant life, geology, and environmental concepts that are specifically unique to the Smoky Mountains and learn how all of these systems work with one another to create such a breathtaking scene.320257_10150282066291440_7609653_n-225x300

This study program lasts from August 3rd through August 9th and will give students credit in either BIOL 324 or BIOL 288.

Additional information can be found at the Graduate & Extended Learning Travel Study Programs page or by contacting the Graduate & Extended Learning Office by phone at (219) 785-5343 or by email at cboehlke@pnc.edu.