General Updates
April PCC Meeting
Mark your calendar for the next Purdue Communicators Council meeting. This meeting will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. 
Date: April 30
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.  
Meeting Link: Microsoft Teams Meeting
Purdue in the News
Key content
Kokomo Winery Owner Erik Miller on His Entrepreneurship Journey and How He Honors His Boilermaker Roots in Sonoma County
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Erik Miller, owner and winemaker of Kokomo Winery and Breaking Bread Winery.  
Listen as Erik (BS organizational leadership ’99) shares the journey of working his way up from a wine harvest intern to conceptualizing and later founding his own winery in Healdsburg, California, in the heart of Sonoma County. 
Erik’s entrepreneurial spirit has helped make Kokomo Winery an award-winning winery in California, where becoming a household name is increasingly difficult. He dives into the story behind the name, which highlights his appreciation for his Indiana roots and instills a warm, Midwestern atmosphere inside the winery. And he encourages all Midwesterners, especially Boilermakers, to come say hi if they ever find themselves near Kokomo Winery! 
You’ll also learn more about the winemaking process as Erik delves into his latest entrepreneurial endeavor, Breaking Bread Winery, a line of natural wines best enjoyed with a meal. Plus, he discusses his collaboration with the Purdue for Life Foundation to create special edition Boilermaker wines — which sell out every year. 
Erik recently returned to campus for the 2023 Purdue Entrepreneurial Alumni Reunion, which celebrated the legacy of Boilermaker entrepreneurs, and you’ll hear how his experiences at Purdue equipped him to exhibit the entrepreneurial mindset that the university is working to cultivate through its new Purdue Innovates initiative.  
Don’t miss the story of this Boilermaker who used his persistence and innovation to turn his passion for winemaking into his own successful business more than 2,000 miles away from his hometown roots. 
This is Purdue, Erik Miller
Communicators' Tip of the Week
Photo gallery: Spring Fest activities, Aviation Day and more
From the plant sale to the legendary Bug Bowl, on Saturday (April 13) the 2024 Spring Fest offered an array of vibrant, interactive activities suitable for all ages. Visitors to the West Lafayette campus also had the chance to attend Aviation Day, the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Open House, the spring football game, the Challenge 5K and more. Check out the weekend’s activities in this photo gallery.
Photo Gallery
Motorsports Engineering Student Driven by Passion for Racing
Reed England is driving his motorsports engineering career forward at Purdue University in Indianapolis through one-of-a-kind experiences, like working on actual race cars and hands-on learning opportunities with Indy racing teams.
Reed England
Gaytanna’s Success Balancing Family, Work and Purdue Global
At 19, Gaytanna decided to begin her career at Walmart, but that wasn’t the end of her educational journey. Twenty-five years later, as a senior manager, she can rise even higher with her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Purdue Global. Read her full story and find out how she turned over 20 years of work experience into 50 credit hours toward her degree. 
Gaytanna - Purdue Global
March MarCom Report
This monthly report is meant to provide a high-level summary of the various reports that are being produced throughout the MarCom department. 
What you will find in the report:
  • Executive summary showcasing our big wins from the month.
  • Highlights of work published in March that aligns with strategic priorities.
  • Upcoming projects and content we are working on.
Social Tip: LinkedIn Carousel
A newer way to freshen up your feed is to create a LinkedIn carousel post. To do this, you need to make a PDF with the photos you want to share on LinkedIn. Once you post, your audience members can swipe through the photos on the post, breaking up your feed and making it stand out to others.
Here is our break out session from last month to help with a LinkedIn carousel.

View this helpful guide on instructions for creating carousels.
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