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Greetings and welcome to the Purdue Alumni Club of Jacksonville! Our goal is to promote all things Purdue to the Greater Jacksonville area and provide a place where all JAX Boilermakers can get together. We have a lot of exciting things planned for this upcoming year including football and basketball game watches, beach days, local volunteering opportunities, happy hours, and our Annual Spring Dinner. Additionally, we’re excited to continue our efforts to support local incoming freshmen scholarships.

So come on out and join us! It’s a great time with your fellow JAX Boilers (there’s more than you think!) and we all look forward to seeing you!


The Purdue Alumni Club of Greater Jacksonville is offering at least one $1000 scholarship to a local graduating senior desiring to attend Purdue University. Any local Seniors who might be interested in pursuing a Purdue education please see the link below:

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

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You can now purchase Alumni Club of Jacksonville 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.