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Small Steps, Giant Impact

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Nominate someone who has made a difference

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’re asking you to nominate a Purdue graduate whose life and work make a giant impact. Even if it means the world to just one person.

It could be someone who …

Submit a Nominee for Small Steps, Giant Impact

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Who do you know whose efforts make a big difference in the lives of others?

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Once selected, finalists’ profiles will be featured online and in the Purdue Alumnus magazine. Voting will open in summer 2019 to determine winners of the Small Steps, Giant Impact award to be presented at Homecoming 2019.

Purdue alumni are special. We see it every day in our work at the alumni association. This is your chance to share the story of how one small step can make a giant impact.

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