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‘I am an American’

A proud tradition during Ross-Ade Stadium pregame ceremonies is the reading of this tribute to freedom by John Hultman, “voice” of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, prior to the playing of the national anthem.

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Sneak Peek Inside Hagle Hall

This video, which originally aired on September 2 to alumni and fans of Purdue Bands & Orchestras, provides a progress report on the new building and a glimpse into the future home of the heartbeat of the University.

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COVID-19 Behind-the-Scenes Campus Tour

Protect Purdue Student Ambassadors provide a peek into their lives on campus during COVID-19. See how classrooms, university residences, dining halls, and study spaces have adapted to protect the entire Purdue community.

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Exclusive Interview with Mike Bobinski

Purdue for Life President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Folk sits down with Intercollegiate Athletics Director Mike Bobinski to discuss how the cancellation of fall sports has impacted Purdue coaches, staff, and student-athletes and plans moving forward.

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Purdue Experts on COVID-19 – Finding Reliable News Sources

A member of the Purdue COVID-19 panel of experts, Dr. Jennifer Hoewe, assistant professor of political communication within the Brian Lamb School of Communication, shares important information on how to find reliable news sources in a cluttered media environment full of misinformation and conflicting reports.

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Virtual Hail Purdue!

Join and enjoy a group from the Purdue Bands & Orchestras as they share a virtual rendition of the Purdue University fight song.

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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.