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Dear Purdue Alumni and Friends:

The following questionnaire has been designed to solicit your feedback and collect your ideas about the possibility of establishing a Purdue Alumni Club in (Location). Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to complete and return this questionnaire by (Date) . We look forward to receiving your comments, and remain convinced that forming a club would promote Purdue University and the Purdue Alumni Association through involvement and support of local community activities and would provide opportunities for networking among alumni, friends and students.

Do you agree that a Purdue Alumni Club should be formed in (City/Town) ?

[ ] Yes         [ ] No


Listed below are several types of programs and activities that have been successfully sponsored by other clubs and/or might be offered by a Purdue Alumni Club of Please check those which interest you. Use the space provided to write in any other suggestions.

[ ] Annual social

[ ] Local TV viewing of athletic events

[ ] Family-style picnic / barbecue

[ ] Golf outing

[ ] Back-to-school send-off with new and returning students

[ ] Community service work

[ ] Tent / display at local fairs

[ ] Block ticket purchase for the club at a Purdue athletic event

[ ] Joint activity with other Purdue Alumni Club(s) – specify _________________

[ ] Joint activity with other local Big Ten alumni club(s) – specify _________________

[ ] Raise funds to award scholarship(s) to deserving local Purdue students

[ ] Other: ____________________________________________________________


If this club is formally organized, how often would you expect it to hold meetings or events similar to those listed above? Check one:

[ ] once per year

[ ] four times per year

[ ] twice per year

[ ] five times per year

[ ] three times per year

[ ] more than five times per year


How often do you believe you might attend these club-sponsored meetings or events? Check one:

[ ] once per year

[ ] four times per year

[ ] twice per year

[ ] five times per year

[ ] three times per year

[ ] more than five times per year


Are you interested in serving on a steering committee to help establish this club?

[ ] Yes       [ ] No

Name: __________________________________

School / Year: __________________________________

Address: __________________________________

Home or cell phone: (______) _________________

E-mail address: __________________________________

Work phone: (______)_________________


Are you and/or your spouse currently members of the Purdue Alumni Association? If “Yes”, specify name and school / year.

Self: [ ] Yes       [ ] No

Spouse: [ ] Yes      [ ] No


Please return to:





Purdue for Life Foundation

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.