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Purdue Global awards Purdue Day of Giving student scholarships

Purdue University Global has awarded Purdue Day of Giving Completion Scholarships to 21 of its top students, all of whom boast a grade-point average of at least 3.0 and are within 30 credits of graduating. The most recent Purdue Day of Giving raised $63,341 from 1,904 gifts for Purdue Global students.

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Trustees hear report on Purdue fundraising

Matt Folk, vice president for university advancement and alumni engagement and president and CEO of the Purdue for Life Foundation, updated the Purdue Board of Trustees on fundraising for the fiscal year ending June 30. Giving to Purdue has already hit an all-time high of $533.1 million.

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Purdue names Chiang as next president

The Purdue Board of Trustees announced its unanimous election of Mung Chiang, currently the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and executive vice president for strategic initiatives at Purdue, as the University’s next president. Chiang will replace current president Mitch Daniels effective Jan. 1, 2023. Daniels has served since January 2013.

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Cancer researcher Low surprised by $8.5 million estate gift

Thanks to an unexpected bequest of $8.5 million from fellow faculty member John Capaldi, Philip Low, Purdue University’s Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has funding to support more than 40 years’ worth of cancer research.

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Purdue Day of Giving 2022 raises record $68.2 million

The ninth annual Purdue Day of Giving, held April 27, invited donors to power the university’s next giant leap—and they responded with a resounding $68.2 million in contributions, far outstripping last year’s total and setting a record for most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign.

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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.