Purdue University awarded about 7,100 degrees to students following the spring semester.
Those earning degrees include Patrick Christensen of Santa Barbara, who earned a master of science degree in aero and astro from the Graduate School.
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.
Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Ind., 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.