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Chicago-N/NW Suburbs


Founded in 2013, the Purdue Club of North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago is one of Purdue Alumni’s newest clubs formed to serve Lake, McHenry, and parts of Northern Cook counties in Illinois. Our focus is to bring Boilermaker alumni and friends together in the North/Northwest Suburbs of Chicago to celebrate Purdue Pride throughout the year.

The Purdue Club of North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago has multiple activities planned throughout the year. The club network is a great way to meet fellow Boilermakers, keep informed of campus activities, and show your Purdue pride. We’d love to see you at our next event! Hail Purdue.


Since early 2015, the Purdue Club of North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago has supported a scholarship through Purdue University.  The scholarship was permanently endowed in 2019.

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We set this scholarship fund up to encourage those who give annually to Purdue Athletics and/or your graduating college interests to consider support of our local club too! This funding arrangement assists in administering the scholarship program and furthers the long-range goals of the Club. The endowed scholarship fund is permanently invested, and annual scholarship awards will be dispensed from the fund to support students attending Purdue from the North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago area in perpetuity. Donations to the fund are considered tax-deductible within the guidelines of the IRS, and company gift-matching programs will generally apply as well.

Learn how to give online, by phone, or by mail at:

Make sure you choose Purdue Club of North/Northwest Chicago Suburbs Scholarship Endowment when directing your gift.

All contributions are greatly appreciated!


You can now purchase Alumni Club of Chicago–N/NW Suburbs 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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Giovanna “Spice” Krozel

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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.