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The Purdue Alumni Club of Cincinnati takes pride in bringing together and engaging local alumni of Purdue University across the club’s geographic region Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.

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

  • Game watch parties (football & basketball) at the Purdue-owned brewery – March First Brewing and Oakley Pub & Grill
  • Host annual golf outing and dinner in May
  • Volunteer at Matthews Ministries 25
  • Host joint watch parties with other local Big Ten alumni clubs of Cincinnati
  • Partnering with the Big Ten Alumni Club of Cincinnati for select events

The Purdue Alumni Club of Cincinnati continues to attain Gold Status Recognition from the Purdue Alumni Association for excellence in programming and service to local alumni and the community. This recognition has provided us with the opportunity to gain revenue sharing funds from the Purdue Alumni Association to support our local efforts.

The board would like to thank all of our generous alumni members, donors, and volunteers for your support in achieving the Club’s goals. We could not have done it without you!

To support our on-going efforts, get involved with the Purdue Alumni Club of Cincinnati!  We encourage you to join the Purdue Alumni Association.  All are welcome – Purdue Alumni, their families, and friends of Purdue.

Game Watches

Our official game watch location is the March First Brewery & Distillery (Purdue-owned)

March First Brewery & Distillery
7885 E Kemper Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249


The Purdue Alumni Club of Cincinnati will again be awarding scholarships to freshmen entering Purdue University in the Fall Semester. We awarded four $2000 scholarships in 2019. We expect to award similar dollars in the future.

To be eligible for the scholarship, current high school seniors must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must reside in one of the following counties: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, or Clermont (Ohio); Kenton, Campbell, or Boone (Kentucky); Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, or Ripley (Indiana).
  • Incoming freshman must have a combined SAT of at least 1400 (Critical Reading and Math) or an equivalent ACT (about 32), and rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating class.
  • Candidates must submit a Purdue Club of Cincinnati Scholarship application. See the link below.
  • Financial need (as determined by federal and university guidelines) will be an additional factor, but not required; each applicant is encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the Purdue University Division of Financial Aid (765-494-5050).

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

We hope to hear from you soon! Hail Purdue!

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You can now purchase Alumni Club of Cincinnati 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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Melissa Plourde

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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.