Hannah Lavendier, of Norton, joined the Boilermaker community by participating in the annual Boiler Gold Rush program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.
The mission of Boiler Gold Rush is to orient new students and their families during their transition to Purdue by creating a fun and stimulating environment, providing access to opportunities on Purdue's campus and in the Lafayette/West Lafayette community, and by offering meaningful activities and leadership opportunities to encourage student success.
Lavendier is a Class of 2012 graduate.
Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University is a major research institution supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business,engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled at the school. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. There are also about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics.