Pam Horne

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“Brain Drain” is the phenomenon where people choose to leave the area where they grew up and went to school to pursue employment and set down roots elsewhere.

Indiana government, business and education leaders have long worked to develop ways to combat this exodus of talent from the state.

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes says in order for his town to grow and thrive economically, it has to attract more young people to live and work there.

Changes coming to the SAT

Mar 18, 2014

Changes are coming to the Scholastic Aptitude Test, more commonly known as the SAT.

The College Board has decided to make the essay portion of the exam optional beginning in Spring 2016.

That returns the highest possible score on the test to 1,600.

Purdue Dean of Admissions Pam Horne is the university’s representative on the College Board.

She says the changes are a result of conversations with both high school teachers and college faculty.

Purdue enrollment experts are predicting a smarter group of incoming freshman for the fall.

Based on projections and compared to current first-year students, Dean of Admissions Pam Horne says this fall’s group will have a higher grade point average and tested better on the SAT or ACT exam.

“The combination of our alumni, of our partners across campus – it’s not just the Admissions Office - who reaches out to these students, lets them know what Purdue has for them in terms of not only our academic programs but our co-curricular offerings that really makes the difference.”