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Purdue Alumni Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs


Welcome to the Purdue Alumni Club of Colorado Springs!

Whether you are an alum, supporter, or just a friend of Purdue, we want you to participate. We need your involvement and energy to help create excitement about Purdue in Colorado Springs. As the home of U.S. Space Command, our community is growing—and it includes many highly skilled professionals, from members of the medical community to defense contractors and engineers.

We want to strengthen our connections and build Purdue synergy here in Colorado Springs!

Join us for game watches, happy hours, community volunteering events, or hikes on one of the more than 200 nearby trails. If you are affiliated with a non-profit and would like to host a group event that features giving back to the community, please reach out to one of our board members and schedule your next event.

Please check back soon for more details, including contact information for board members.
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You can now purchase Alumni Club of Colorado Springs 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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Purdue for Life

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.