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College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board

The mission of the Alumni Board is to recruit future students to the College of Liberal Arts, to mentor current College of Liberal Arts students with their career development, to create opportunities for alumni to have ongoing and meaningful interaction with the college, the university, students, and each other, and to encourage both students and alumni to recognize and advocate for the relevance of a liberal arts education at Purdue.

The Alumni Board sponsors the Emerging Voice Awards Ceremony each fall and the CLA Annual Awards Banquet each spring. These events recognize young alumni who have excelled in their careers with the Emerging Voice Award, alumni who are change agents in their communities with the Distinguished Alumni Award, and a graduating senior from each of the 10 liberal arts academic units with the Outstanding Senior Award. The Alumni Board members volunteer at Homecoming, sponsor Senior Send-Off, and speak at CLA Career Center events.

The activities and events hosted by the CLA Alumni Board are funded in part by the Purdue Alumni Association. For every CLA alumnus/a who becomes a PAA member, a portion of membership dues supports the CLA Alumni Board. Not a member? Become one today at

Contact Erin VanEmon, Alumni Engagement Officer, at or 765-494-5703 for more information about the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board.