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Purdue University alumni shall meet to exchange ideas, enhance their education, keep current about school events and sports, network professionally, provide community service, and support Purdue Crew Club with a goal of setting a Purdue presence in the Mid-Atlantic area

There are two ways to support the local Purdue Club of Philadelphia:

  1. If you are not member of Purdue Alumni Association, join now since they support our local club activities. Become a member!
  2. Local Activities Support. Fill out this form to directly support the local club. Local Activities Fee Support Form

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Applications are due by March 15 and will be awarded on or before May 1, for the upcoming academic year.

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Support of Crew Club

Each year our club looks to help one or two current Purdue crew member with a scholarship. Our scholarship funds are raised by donations for local alumni and support for the Purdue Alumni Association. For the last several years we have awarded $1000 in annual scholarship. 2015 was our fifteenth year of scholarship support.

Crew Club Coach David Kucik said “The scholarship you so generously gave permitted one rower or two rowers to enhance their education through competitive rowing.” Since Crew is not a varsity sport at Purdue, rowers (and parents) must spend about $2000 to allow each to travel, race and bring home trophies! We receive grateful thank you letters from awardees every year.

With 103 novice men and women rowers and 83 in varsity squads, Coach Kucik says “The varsity squad has great depth this year.” The largest national intercollegiate rowing competition is held in Philadelphia on May 8-9, 2009. In 2007, the Purdue Crew Club not only received the All-Points trophy at the Dad Vail Regatta but it was also the first time since 1966 that both men’s and women’s heavy-weight 8s won gold medals.

The club also honors the senior rowers at our Annual Dinner during the Dad Vail Regatta held each May in Philadelphia.

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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.