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Upstate South Carolina

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We are a group of Purdue Alumni in Upstate, South Carolina. We support all things Purdue, and welcome anyone to join us.

We are proud supporters of the Boilermakers, cheering them on at game watches throughout the fall, winter, and into spring.  Most of our events occur in the Greenville, SC area.  In addition to game watches, we host an annual summer picnic, support scholarships for South Carolina students going to Purdue, donate to community service activities, organize fall and spring hikes, and more.

We are also the proud organizers of the Purdue specialty license plate here in South Carolina, available to all SC residents, which is how we fund our scholarships.


Each year, the Purdue Club of Upstate SC sponsors a scholarship for students who attend Purdue and are residents of South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Purdue Club of Upstate South Carolina will award a general scholarship for each academic year.  Any Purdue University student whose permanent residence is in our club’s designated region (South Carolina & parts of North Carolina), and who is enrolled full-time for the fall semester, is able to apply.


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

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Proceeds from our license plate sales benefit the scholarship fund.  Questions? Email us at

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You can now purchase Alumni Club of Upstate South Carolina 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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Julie Tovey

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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.