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Thank you for visiting the online home for the Purdue Alumni Club of Atlanta.

The purpose of the club is to promote Purdue University and the Purdue for Life Foundation (formerly Purdue Alumni Association) through involvement and support of local community activities; and to provide opportunities for networking among alumni, friends, and students.

Our club is open to graduates of any campus of Purdue University, and all persons who have attended or who wish to support Purdue as well as friends and family.

The club area consists of alumni in Atlanta and Greater Atlanta Area. Currently, more than 7,000 Boilermaker households are in the Atlanta area making club events a great way to network, stay current on campus activities, and show your Purdue pride.

During the year we organize many philanthropic events and social gatherings, including game watch parties, Annual Scholarship Dinner, Annual Student Send-off, Scholarship Golf Outing, community service activities, and many more! Please check out our Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date information.

We also partner with Big Ten Alumni of Atlanta for B1G of Atlanta Annual picnic and other events in the Atlanta and Greater Atlanta Area.

We continue to grow our membership and are finding new ways to create an exciting club. We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Purdue Alumni Association and, as a result, a member of the Atlanta Purdue Alumni Club. Please feel free to write with any questions you may have.

To join our mailing list please reach out to Alicia Dunbar (; or if you wish to contact us or want to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please reach out to


Applications are due by March 1 and will be awarded on or before April 15 for the upcoming academic year.

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Questions? Contact our scholarship committee at



You can now purchase Alumni Club of Atlanta merchandise at the official Purdue for Life Foundation merchandise store. Offerings include branded shirts and outerwear for men and women, plus hats, blankets, tumblers, and more! Please note that you will be purchasing from Freckles Graphics, a preferred partner for merchandise.

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Lisa Pluckebaum

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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.