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Club agrees to provide the following:

12 Weeks Before the Event

  • Finalize date with your regional liaison.
  • Request University speaker, if desired.

6 Weeks Before the Event

  • Provide information for a mailer if the club would like Purdue Alumni to send one.

4 Weeks Before the Event

  • Put the following language in the printed program if university guests are provided by Purdue Alumni: “The club would like to thank the Purdue Alumni Association for making the arrangements and sponsoring our Purdue guest’s attendance at today’s event.”
  • Put the following language in the printed program: “The club would like to thank the Purdue Alumni Association for making funding and support available to help offset the costs of this event.”
  • Utilize the Purdue Alumni logo in a prominent spot in the event program.
  • Make Purdue Alumni staff aware of appropriate attire for the event.
  • Recommend a hotel near event site (if needed).
  • Recommend an airport close to event site, if requested.

1 Week Before the Event

  • Provide an agenda for the event to your regional liaison.
  • Provide an attendee list for the event to your regional liaison if you would like name tags printed.
  • Confirm the necessary equipment will be provided, set up and tested, to show the “Year In Review” DVD included in your event box if it’s to be shown (computer/DVD, projector, speakers, screen, and extension cord).
  • Provide seating assignment for the staff person and campus speaker (if applicable). Also, indicate the names of other attendees sitting at the same tables(s).
  • Provide cell number of club contact person the day of the event

At the Event

  • Only use the wording “Purdue Alumni” or “Purdue Alumni Association” instead of “PAA”.
  • Cover cost of meal of Purdue Alumni representative and any campus guests provided by Purdue Alumni.

After the Event

  • Submit post event information form and payment request form (if applicable) online no later than one month after the event date.
  • Give names and addresses of club officers responsible for setting up event to your regional liaison for thank you notes from PA representative who attended.
  • Send post-event survey to attendees via email.

Suggested Schedule for Event Attended by Alumni Staff






Program (begin as dessert is being served)




Announce silent auction winners (if applicable; winners pick up and pay as they leave)


Release attendees. If having a business meeting, ask those interested in participating to remain.



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.