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Welcome to the official website for the Purdue Club of Houston! We’re glad you’re here!

The Purdue Club of Houston serves Purdue alumni in the Greater Houston area. We host frequent events in the form of Purdue game watch parties, community service projects, social outings, and more!

As one of 125 Purdue Alumni Association alumni clubs, the Purdue Club of Houston is a great way to meet fellow Boilermakers, stay up to date on campus happenings and show your Boilermaker pride.

We hope you’ll consider becoming a member of the Purdue Club of Houston and joining us at one of our upcoming events. If we can be of assistance to you, please let us know!

Boiler Up and Hail Purdue!


The Purdue Alumni Club of Houston has set up a student Scholarship for a current Purdue Student from the Houston area. The Scholarship will be a one-time, $1000 award (or $500 each semester) towards any academic expenses. The student will be chosen based upon their academics, community service/extra-curricular activities, financial need, and several brief essay questions. This scholarship is intended for returning undergraduates. 

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

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We hope to hear from you soon! Hail Purdue!


You can now purchase Alumni Club of Houston 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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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.