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Small Steps, Giant Impact

Tyler Trent

Tyler Trent was the inaugural recipient of the Giant Impact Award.

From small steps to giant leaps, Purdue alumni have left footprints for 150 years. Advocating for a child’s welfare. Rescuing abused animals. Seeking a cure for cancer. Landing a man on the moon.

Purdue alumni are as humble as they are exceptional. As industrious as they are willing. They take initiative without seeking recognition. Though the names and the stories too often go untold, there are innumerable ways in which small steps create giant impact. Locally and globally.

To mark Purdue’s sesquicentennial, and honor the dedicated work of alumni everywhere, the Purdue Alumni Association wants to shine a light on these endeavors with the Small Steps, Giant Impact awards.

We’ve asked people to nominate a Purdue graduate whose life and work make a giant impact. Even if it means the world to just one person.

It may be someone who …

Reviewing the Nominations for Small Steps, Giant Impact

Submissions are closed now. The selection team is working to select finalists from the dozens of nominees.  Once selected, finalists’ profiles will be featured online and in the Purdue Alumnus magazine. Voting will open in a few weeks, (summer 2019) to determine the winners. The Small Steps, Giant Impact award to be presented at Homecoming 2019.

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