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Alumni Club’s Call to Action & 3 Events Promotion

We extended the deadline!

We heard you, and we are sending a call to action to help alumni in your area connect to your club! The post-card campaign will help us accomplish two things:

  1. More awareness and more engagement to your club! The post-card will serve as a Save-the-Date to promote 3 of your upcoming club events.
  2. Updated contact information, encouraging alumni to update their information and preferences to receive club communications at Purdue Connect.

All you have to do is submit the club’s 3 events, and your club will receive $500 to use towards engagement or scholarship funds.

Then, from mid-November – January, we will send a postcard to alumni in your area with the two action items above.

We also have 4 additional objectives with this project:

  1. Our colleagues promoting the events to their Purdue alumni contacts, use as opportunities to share the club’s scholarship fund, and attend the events to support our clubs and invite others.
  2. Opens the doors to partnerships with other Purdue entities, colleges/schools, families/students, and more.
  3. Other PFLF departments do not plan events over club events.
  4. Our team supporting the event, club, providing and determining additional resources, inviting guests, and potential travel.

Questions? Email

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.