Purdue University Northwest (PNW) graduates should possess three key character traits — integrity, respect and courageousness — in order to be more successful in their careers and lives, keynote speaker Alfredo “Al” Sori, a 1989 PNW graduate, prescribed to the Class of 2022 on Sunday, May 15 at PNW’s spring commencement ceremony.

Sori, who graduated from PNW with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, was a longtime leader and manager of large-scale construction operations and industrial engineering projects with Kiewit, Inc. He most recently served as division manager of Kiewit subsidiary Mass Electric Transportation before retiring.

The university hosted an outdoor ceremony south of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond campus.

PNW’s spring 2022 graduating class consists of 976 candidates, including 856 earning baccalaureate degrees and 120 earning master’s degrees.

Chancellor’s Medallion Recipients

Nine students were presented a Chancellor’s Medallion during commencement for earning the highest grade point average in each of PNW’s five academic colleges.

The medallion recipients are: 

CollegeFirst Name, Last NameHometownState
BusinessRaymond KosinskiDyerIN
BusinessTyler StoegerGeneseoIL
BusinessSummer WitvoetMunsterIN
Engineering and SciencesTrevor BoydLansingIL
Humanities, Education and Social SciencesHannah MaurelloMunsterIN
NursingNikoletta KyriakakisMunsterIN
TechnologyDakota BaileyHobartIN
TechnologyTravis McKinneyLa PorteIN
TechnologyCody SnoreckSt. JohnIN

 Read more stories featuring PNW graduates and view the video recording of the ceremony at pnw.edu/commencement-live.