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Purdue President Mitch Daniels addresses President’s Council

At his last President’s Council Annual Dinner as University president, Mitch Daniels spoke to our President’s Council family about gratitude, trust, and his unwavering pride for Purdue and our community. President Daniels’s tenure as president may be coming to an end, but his legacy will be felt for decades to come.

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Even Racehorses Get Asthma
Even Racehorses Get Asthma!

Laurent L. Couetil, Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine talks about the causes of asthma in horses and its impact on these animals’ athletic performance. Through this session, you will also explore the latest equine research at Purdue into natural ways for preventing and treating asthma in horses.

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Becoming an Online Educator, Student or Parent​
Becoming an Online Educator, Student or Parent

Timothy J. Newby, Professor in the College of Education shares the teaching and learning challenges experienced during the pandemic and what K-12 and college educators, students, and parents learned. You also will explore a new repository of strategies and tools that promises to make learning more effective, efficient, and appealing in our post-pandemic school environments.

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Understanding and Combating Replication and Spread of Emerging Viral Pathogens

Robert V. Stahelin, Retter Professor of Pharmacy and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, explores how emerging viral pathogens, including coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2), Ebola virus, and others hijack human cell machinery for their own replication cycle. You will learn about efforts at Purdue to combat these viral pathogens with new therapeutics aimed at halting virus spread from cell to cell.

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How University Residences Adapted to COVID-19

Barbara Frazee, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life, takes us on a “behind the scenes” look at how University Residences developed and implemented plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. From new room configurations and furniture to programming and student support, hear the story of how Purdue didn’t wait for a plan but forged ahead and created one to help make an on-campus experience possible for thousands of Boilermakers.

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President’s Council Annual Weekend
President’s Council Annual Dinner

This one-minute video highlights the 49th President’s Council annual dinner where we celebrated being back together again and presented the President’s Council Crystal Boilermaker Special to Byron and Sue Harrod for their support of Athletics and the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering.

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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.