The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Purdue University a finalist for its seventh annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards. Purdue is one of six finalists for the organization’s “Place” award, which recognizes initiatives that promote social, cultural and community development.
Purdue also is a finalist for the association’s highest overarching award, Economic Engagement Connections.
“As Indiana’s land-grant university, our mission is to educate future leaders and provide programs and assistance for an improved quality of life for Indiana residents and for our global society,” said Steve Abel, Purdue University associate provost for engagement, in a news release. “To be recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award is a testament to the dedication and commitment to all the Purdue professionals providing assistance across the state to help those working in all sectors, including agricultural, education, health, veterinary medicine, life sciences and engineering. The Center for Regional Development also is a huge asset for Indiana residents.”