Check out the list of notable Purdue University alumni. Some of the notable Purdue University students are Neil Armstrong, C. N. R. Rao and Edward Mills Purcell.

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public research university located in Indiana. Offering over 211 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study, Purdue University is positioned on a vast campus that augments every student’s life with its ultramodern facilities. It offers various programs in the areas of Education, Liberal Arts, Health, Management, Pharmacy, Science and Aviation. It is in fact very well-known and highly influential in the country’s aviation history, being the first university to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in aviation and for having started the first university airport in the United States. The university has produced prominent astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom and Eugene Cernan. Other than aviation, Purdue University enjoys a great list of alumni achievers in the areas of engineering and science. With tons of students dreaming to graduate in these prestigious programs from the university, only a handful of select students get admission to the university, based purely on skill, hard work and merit. Purdue University has also been declared the 20th best public university in the United States and the 90th best globally, by the U.S. News & World Report as per the 2017 edition. The university has come a long way in making a name for itself globally since its inception, by warranting abundant professional and personal development among the students through various leadership organizations. The alumni’s of Purdue University are truly inspirational; here is a list of some notable entities that pursued their education here.
Drew BreesDrew Brees
(American Football Player)

15 January 1979

Austin, Texas, United States

American

Capricorn

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
(American astronaut)

05 August 1930

25 August 2012

Wapakoneta

American

Leo

C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao
(Chemist)

30 June 1934

Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India

Indian

Cancer

Edward Mills Purcell Edward Mills Purcell
(Physicist)

30 August 1912

07 March 1997

Taylorville, Illinois, USA

American

Virgo

Dulquer SalmaanDulquer Salmaan
(Actor, Businessperson)

28 July 1986

Kochi

Indian

Leo

Herman CainHerman Cain
(Radio personality, Politician, Businessperson, Journalist)

13 December 1945

Memphis

American

Sagittarius

John WoodenJohn Wooden
(Officer, Basketball coach, Basketball player)

14 October 1910

04 June 2010

Hall

American

Libra

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
(Air force officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Mechanical engineer, Flight instructor)

03 April 1926

27 January 1967

Indiana

American

Aries

Matt MitrioneMatt Mitrione
(American football player, Mixed martial artist, Karateka)

15 July 1978

Springfield

American

Cancer

Matt HamillMatt Hamill
(Amateur wrestler, Mixed martial artist)

05 October 1976

Loveland

American

Libra

Eugene CernanEugene Cernan
(Officer, Aviator, Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Autobiographer, Businessperson)

14 March 1934

16 January 2017

Bellwood

American

Pisces

Stephan BonnarStephan Bonnar
(Mixed martial artist, Taekwondo athlete)

04 April 1977

Hammond

American

Aries

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
(Programmer, Computer scientist)

26 May 1949

Michigan City

American

Gemini

Roger B. ChaffeeRoger B. Chaffee
(Officer, Aviator, Astronaut)

15 February 1935

27 January 1967

Grand Rapids

American

Aquarius

Ian MurdockIan Murdock
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer)

28 April 1973

28 December 2015

Konstanz

American

Taurus

Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods
(Architect, Artist, University teacher)

31 May 1940

30 October 2012

Lansing

American

Gemini

Dave SchulthiseDave Schulthise

16 September 1956

10 March 2004

American

Virgo

John Robert WoodenJohn Robert Wooden
(Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach)

14 October 1910

04 July 2010

American

Libra

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