Welcome from Directing

Thank you for visiting the Rising Professionals and Old Masters page! My name is Katie Leinenbach and I am thrilled to serve as the Directing Chair for the 2018 Rising Professionals program. Through the Rising Professionals Program, underclassmen grow a deeper pride for the university and develop professional and personal relationships with recently graduated alumni returning to campus.

As a host the inaugural year and a mentor during the most recent Rising Professionals Program, my love for Purdue and this program has continued to grow. Each year the program connects students to young distinguished Purdue alumni, fostering an environment for professionals to share how their time at Purdue molded them into the incredible individuals they are today. Through the stories they share and the memories they create, the Rising Professionals express how the drive and ambition they gained at Purdue is unmatched at other universities. This year we hope to expand the program and network of students who interact with the Rising Professionals.

The 2018 Central Committee is comprised of five previous Hosts, one from the inaugural year and four from the most recent program. The three key components for this program as outlined by our founding members include honoring the accomplished Rising Professionals, emphasizing the Boilermaker experience as the foundation of success, and developing young future leaders through engagement with Rising Professionals. Together we will utilize the three key components to develop the program by selecting our new Rising Professionals, planning the two-day event, marketing the events, and selecting and training our new Hosts. On behalf of the Rising Professionals Central Committee, we are excited to see how the program evolves and look forward to meeting our 2018 Rising Professionals and Hosts.

If you would like to nominate a young alumnae as a Rising Professional, please fill out a nomination form our this website. If you are interested in joining the organization as a 2018 Rising Professionals Host, follow Rising Professionals on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on our callouts. If you have any questions, please contact directingrpcc@gmail.com.


Hail Purdue!