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Welcome to the Kansas City Network! We want to keep you connected with alumni in your area through events and activities.

Scholarships

The club provides two to four scholarships annually to local students, either incoming or existing. The awards are between $500 to $1500 depending on funds in the local scholarship fund. Emails will be sent to local students announcing the scholarship in January or February. The deadline for application is March 15, 2020. The scholarships are announced in April or May.

Contributions to the scholarship fund can be done through the Purdue Day of Giving in late April or direct to the club (see contact below for more information).

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!

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Dan Vietor
dan.vietor@gmail.com
610-470-5257

Purdue for Life Foundation
alumniclubs@purdueforlife.org

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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.