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Hendricks County


Welcome to the Purdue Club of Hendricks County (PCHC) home page.

Meet Fred McCracken (BSIE’73), the president of the Hendricks County club.

My family and I reside in Avon. We are proud Boilers and are excited to continue serving Purdue alumni in the Hendricks County area. Most of all, we look forward to increasing Purdue’s awareness in the area through engaging various stakeholders. We are all Boilermakers. Please feel free to contact me directly if you ever have any questions.

Hail Purdue!


The Purdue Alumni Club of Hendricks County is proud to announce an academic scholarship program for current and incoming Purdue students from Hendricks County. The scholarships are provided by Purdue alumni and friends who have generously donated to support the next generation of Boilermakers in the Purdue Alumni Club of Hendricks County geographical area. This is the 16th year of our club’s scholarship program; more than 53 scholarships have been awarded in past years.

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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Contact Megan Hassler, scholarship chair at

We hope to hear from you soon! Hail Purdue!


You can now purchase Alumni Club of Hendricks County 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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Fred McCracken

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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.