[caption id="attachment_11944" align="aligncenter" ] Friendships made at Purdue and at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette![/caption] Purdue Graduation - In one week, thousands of Purdue Students will march in the procession from the Armory to Elliott Hall as they take their final steps before graduating from one of the most prestigious universities in the world.  We are proud to say we have two Purdue Students who will be making the march this year. These young ladies have studied, worked, and had the time of their lives at Purdue.  Below are photos sharing their journey. Congrats to Emily and Samantha!  We are proud of you! [caption id="attachment_11942" align="aligncenter" ] Freshman Samantha moving into Meredith Hall[/caption] Samantha shares, "Being a part of Purdue University's Hospitality and Tourism program has given me years of memories to look back on. I will never forget all of the time I spent on campus and exploring the awesome community nearby. This experience has taught me so much about life and about myself. I've met friends that I will cherish for a lifetime, learned valuable lessons (both in and out of the classroom), and worked towards a successful future. When I first came to Purdue and moved into Meredith Hall my freshman year, I never could have imagined what this journey would be like. If you are considering becoming a Boilermaker - do not hesitate!" [caption id="attachment_11946" align="aligncenter" ] Emily celebrates her brother's graduation in 2018.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11951" align="aligncenter" ] Black Tie Dinner 2019[/caption] Emily adds about her experience, "Deciding to attend Purdue was the best decision I ever made. Purdue Hospitality and Tourism gave me some of the best experiences of my life. Thinking about graduating and no longer being a student makes me sad, but I know I will always be a Boilermaker long after graduation. Purdue has been and always will be home to me. Hail Purdue." [caption id="attachment_11947" align="aligncenter" ] Samantha loves HTM![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11943" align="aligncenter" ] Fall fun with great friends![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11952" align="aligncenter" ] Breakfast Club!![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11950" align="aligncenter" ] The amazing opportunities to study abroad![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11945" align="aligncenter" ] Fun nightlife![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11948" align="aligncenter" ] Brother's!![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11949" align="aligncenter" ] Besties!!![/caption] Emily and Samantha, we are so excited for you both! Enjoy your graduation and we wish you and every student the best in life!!  Boiler up!