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Purdue Grand Prix Alumni Organization

Were you involved in the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation as a student? If so, you can join the Purdue Grand Prix Alumni Organization!

The Purdue Grand Prix Alumni Organization (PGPAO) unites Boilermakers who have supported the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation, the Purdue Grand Prix Race, and all the events surrounding the race.

We offer unique opportunities for you to mentor students, plan or participate in activities, and grow your personal network with people around the state, the nation, and the world. We organize our events, programs, and networking activities in collaboration with the Grand Prix Foundation because we seek to enhance the connection between Purdue University and alumni who share an interest in Grand Prix.

Join Us

Joining the Purdue Alumni Association helps support PGPAO and other alumni-focused programming. Please join today!

$79 / year




To learn more, visit our membership page.

Stay Connected

You can stay connected to Purdue alumni and students by joining Purdue Ties, the university’s premier networking and mentoring platform. Learn more on our Purdue Ties page.

Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.