For Northwest Indiana residents, the Dunes offer an escape from daily life. After a long day at work, Valparaiso natives can be at the beach in 25 minutes and enjoy dinner and the sunset. For a weekend escape, La Porte dwellers only have to drive 40 minutes for great hiking trails, swimming, and wildlife. But where do the people of the region go when they want to bike the lakefront?
The Purdue University Northwest student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the North Central Campus has received the 2015-16 Student Chapter Merit Award designation from the Society for Human Resource Management for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its members.
Kayla Lee is the lead teacher for four-year old children at the Duneland YMCA Early Learning Facility. Lee says she’s had a life-long passion for helping children. She’s been working with children of all ages for ten years. While still in high school, she worked at the Duneland YMCA Early Learning Facility as a child care assistant. Lee then went on to graduate from Purdue North Central with a BA in Social Work, and came back to continue her work with children at the Y.
It may be summer but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great things happening at schools across Northwest Indiana. Ideas in Motion Media was pleased to welcome four educators across three counties to share some stories of students and programs that are going above and beyond to develop students - the future of our region.
Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been selected to become part of a national manufacturing network designed to fuel industry growth and innovation.
The seven-year, continued accreditation recently received by the former Purdue University Calumet College of Education and Purdue University North Central Department of Education is applicable to the new Purdue University Northwest.
Jamie Lynn Dillon would like to have a career that will allow her to “improve the quality of life and well-being of others.” After graduating with honors from Purdue University North Central with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she is ready to follow what she calls “my true calling in life.”