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Blake Nemelka

Blake Nemelka

Title: Production Manager

Company: Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Educational Background:

PhD candidate, Learning, Design, & Technology, Purdue University, 2018
MEd, Higher Education Administration, Vanderbilt University, 2013
BA, Marketing, Utah State University, 2012
BA, International Business, Utah State University, 2012
BA, Business Administration, Utah State University, 2012


Blake Nemelka grew up in Utah where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Riverton High School as a Student Body Officer. He continued his education at Utah State University (USU) where he was selected to be student ambassador and play for the university NCAA Divison I tennis team. Blake took a two-year hiatus in his education to serve as a volunteer missionary in Lima, Peru.

Upon his return, Blake continued his education at USU while interning for the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey. He was selected as one of 30 Huntsman Scholars and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business with BA's in Marketing, International Business, and Business Administration. Blake later attended Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his master’s degree in education administration. Blake worked at Dixie State University as the Enrollment Services Manager and an adjunct professor. He is currently in his PhD program in Learning Design & Technology at Purdue University.

Additionally, Blake co-authored an educational book for young people with his brother Bo who graduated from USU as well as Yale University in healthcare management. More about their book can be found at

Blake is happily married to his wife, Staci, and they have one daughter and a newborn son. Staci was the Student Body President at Ogden High School and Blake and Staci met as ambassadors at USU. Staci is a homemaker, registered nurse, and dance instructor.

Related Huntsman News Articles:

Alumni Provide Path for Middle Schoolers (Huntsman Alumni Magazine Fall 2014)