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Central Iowa

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Q: How do I become a member of the Purdue Alumni Club of Central Iowa?
A: Contact Drew Brazie for information on joining. We encourage all members to also join the Purdue Alumni Association. Join now and enjoy the many great benefits.

Q: What’s the purpose of the club?
A: Networking, raising awareness of Purdue University, and creating scholarship opportunities for future Purdue students from the Central Iowa area.

Q: How do I know what’s going on with the club?
A: Keep your e-mail and mailing address current with your Purdue Alumni Association and you’ll receive continue to receive information about the local club. You can also become a fan of our Facebook page!

Q: Do I have to be a Purdue alumni to participate in the local club?
A: No, we welcome all Purdue fans to join in the fun.

Q: Are there family friendly activities?
A: Absolutely!


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Purdue Club Scholarship Information

  • The PURDUE CLUB OF CENTRAL IOWA SCHOLARSHIP is an award to enrolled recipients in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,500 annually.
  • The applicant must be a resident of one of the following counties as of the date of application: Adair, Adams, Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Union, Wapello, and Warren.
  • Focus shall be on applicants who are enrolled freshmen and new transfer students, but undergraduate students who are returning may also apply and will be considered.
  • The scholarship award is contingent upon the applicant being formally accepted by PURDUE UNIVERSITY .
  • All applicants must submit an application form to the PURDUE CLUB OF CENTRAL IOWA c/o Scholarship Chairperson by application deadline.
  • The scholarship shall go only toward tuition and fees in two equal consecutive semester payments, beginning the 2nd semester.
  • The scholarship recipient must maintain full time student status at PURDUE UNIVERSITY and maintain at least a GPA of 2.5 to receive the payment.

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

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You can now purchase Alumni Club of Central Iowa 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.

Contact Us

Drew Brazie

Purdue for Life Foundation

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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.