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Los Angeles and Orange County


The Purdue Alumni Club of Los Angeles & Orange County takes pride in bringing together and engaging local alumni of Purdue University across the Club’s geographic region – Los Angeles & Orange Counties. We have great partners for local game watch activities and also continue to expand our alumni events including:

  • Supporting Purdue Athletics and the John Purdue Club when teams travel to our area.
  • Los Angeles Food Bank Volunteer day
  • Los Angeles Angels Baseball outing
  • Game Watch Parties (football & basketball)
  • Partnering with the Big Ten Club of Southern California for select events

The Purdue Alumni Club of Los Angeles & Orange Counties continues to attain Gold Status Recognition from the Purdue Alumni Association for excellence in programming and service to local alumni and the community.  This recognition has provided us with the opportunity to gain revenue sharing funds from the Purdue Alumni Association to support our local efforts.  The Purdue Alumni Association also contributes $600 to $1,000 annually to Gold Status Clubs to the Club’s Scholarship Fund.

If you are interested in helping bring a Purdue Alumni event to your neighborhood, please do reach out!  Email or message us on our Facebook page.  Find us @LAOCPurdueAlumni

The board would like to thank all of our generous alumni members, donors, and volunteers for your support in achieving the Club’s goals. We could not have done it without you!

To support our on-going efforts, get involved with the Purdue Alumni Club of Los Angeles & Orange Counties!  We encourage you to join the Purdue Alumni Association.  All are welcome – Purdue Alumni, their families, and friends of Purdue.


The Purdue Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Orange County does not currently have any scholarships available.


You can now purchase Alumni Club of Los Angeles and Orange 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.

Contact Us

Dennis Ding

Purdue for Life

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Purdue for Life Foundation

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.