Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is able to prepare a new generation of scholars and leaders and generate groundbreaking knowledge in human health and well-being. Regardless of the amount, we appreciate each gift that helps us attain our goals and make valuable contributions to student learning and engagement.

From recognizing outstanding educators through teaching awards to increasing experiential learning opportunities, such as study abroad, service learning, internships, undergraduate research and other forms of education beyond the classroom, your financial support plays an important role in helping us carry out our strategic goals. Please consider making a contribution to HHS today to support our funding initiatives and strategic vision.

Support 2022-23 Funding Initiatives

Rising Star Professorships

Rising Star professorships will allow the College of Health and Human Sciences to attract and retain exceptional early career faculty who have demonstrated leadership in their field. Contact arkosdrosky@prf.org to make a gift to support a Rising Star professorship in HHS.

Named Deanship

An endowed named deanship is the hallmark of a top dean at the best colleges and universities. As with named professorships, a named deanship will help the College of Health and Human Sciences attract and retain the most outstanding leadership in the country. Contact arkosdrosky@prf.org to make a gift to support a named deanship in HHS.

New Nursing Building

The College of Health and Human Sciences is partnering with the College of Pharmacy to create a new building in the heart of campus. This shared building will provide opportunities for collaboration while housing nearly 800 nursing students in HHS’ School of Nursing.

Health and Human Sciences Scholarship

Unrestricted scholarship funds are awarded across the college to help achieve strategic enrollment initiatives. A scholarship often means the difference between a student coming to Purdue or not. Gifts of any amount will help us build the HHS undergraduate scholarship fund and benefit students.

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Purdue Autism Research Center

The Purdue Autism Research Center (PARC) was established as an interdisciplinary, highly coordinated effort to understand, assess and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). PARC’s efforts span basic biological and genetic to behavioral and applied approaches. Faculty associated with the Purdue Autism Research Center reside in numerous colleges across campus. Research interests include cause, diagnosis and treatment of autism. PARC is deeply invested in the testing and delivery of newly discovered clinical interventions for children with ASD, and in generating the basic research that makes these interventions possible.

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Support HHS Departments and Schools

Health Sciences

Unrestricted Gift

Your unrestricted gift to the School of Health Sciences supports student success through scholarships, stipends and awards that will help us attract and train the best students and support them based upon their needs and excellence. Now more than ever, there is a need for well-trained professionals who are dedicated to playing a critical role in patient care. Through your generous gift, we will be able to continue providing impactful experiential learning opportunities to help our students take their next giant leaps toward successful health sciences careers.

John Christian and Paul Ziemer Assistant/Associate Professorship for the School of Health Sciences Endowment

Through a partnership with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, this professorship honors two of the most impactful and iconic heads of the School of Health Sciences. The named professorship offers the researcher more opportunities to pursue a better understanding of exposure sciences, health physics and biomedicine with an emphasis on their applications to healthcare systems and delivery, health equity, and population health. 

Other

You may also contribute to an existing fund not listed above, such as Friends of HSCI.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management (and Division of Consumer Science)

Unrestricted Gift

The White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and its Division of Consumer Science rely on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the school. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Other

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Human Development and Family Studies

Unrestricted Gift

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the department. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Ben and Maxine Miller Endowed Fund — Miller Child Development Laboratory School

Your gift will support technology for classrooms (computers, SMART Boards, internet accessible hand-held tablets); new indoor and outdoor toys; updates to the playground spaces, including new playground equipment (shade structure); scholarships for children; and professional development and enrichment for staff (conference travel costs).

Center for Families Quasi Endowment — Support Account

This endowment supports state-of-the-art facilities for our research room, fellowships supporting faculty and student involvement in innovative projects. Gifts can be made all at once or in installments.

Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) Gift Fund

Contributions on any level provide support to MFRI in its effort to improve the lives of military families in Indiana and across the country.

Other

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Health and Kinesiology

Unrestricted Gift

The Department of Health and Kinesiology relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the department. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Ismail Center for Fitness and Nutrition

The Ismail Center provides a centralized facility for faculty to conduct multidisciplinary research in health, exercise and nutrition; a clinical laboratory for students to acquire and polish technical and leadership skills; a wellness center for individuals to achieve and maintain a maximal degree of health; and a resource for the local community to increase physical activity and exercise participation.

Other

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Nursing

Unrestricted Gift

The School of Nursing relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the school. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate nursing students and are typically based on scholastic performance, merit and/or financial need.

Other

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Nutrition Science

Unrestricted Gift

The Department of Nutrition Science relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the department. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Other

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Psychological Sciences

Unrestricted Gift

The Department of Psychological Sciences relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the department. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Other

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Public Health

Unrestricted Gift

The Department of Public Health relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the department. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Other

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Unrestricted Gift

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences relies on unrestricted gifts of any amount to address areas of greatest need within the department. These initiatives include faculty and student support; program enrichment through additional research opportunities, leadership development programs and experiential learning opportunities; and recruitment efforts to foster a diverse population of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Student Success

Your gift in support of student success will help us generate scholarships, stipends and student awards to attract and retain the best students.

Audiology Clinic Gifts

Your gift will support our mission of providing quality clinical education in audiology and assist in expanding clinical services to best serve our community.

Speech Language Clinic Gifts

Your gift will assist us in providing the best clinical training for speech-language pathology students and meeting the service needs of our local community.

Other

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Donor Recognition

The HHS Dean’s Club recognizes the generosity of alumni and friends who contribute $500 or more annually to the College of Health and Human Sciences.

The President’s Council welcomes donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to any Purdue school, college, program, department or campus initiative.

Griffin Society status is achieved by alumni, current students and friends who have made annual gifts to Purdue for at least three consecutive years.

The R.B. Stewart Society recognizes benefactors who make a commitment to the future of Purdue University in their estate plan.

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