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Welcome

You’re a Boilermaker and you’ve moved to New York – now you’ve got a lot to figure out. The Purdue NYC Alumni Club is here to make the city feel just a little bit smaller. Join us for social events, to meet fellow Boilers, and to support our teams from 765 miles away. We’d love to see you at our next event! Hail Purdue!

Ashley Solgere
Purdue NYC Alumni Club President

Scholarship

The Purdue Alumni Club of New York City raises funds for a $1,500, merit-based scholarship for incoming freshmen entering Purdue University. The scholarship is provided by Purdue alumni and friends who have generously donated to support the next generation of Boilermakers living in the Metro New York City Area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Long Island, or Westchester).

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

We hope to hear from you soon! Hail Purdue!

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Maggie Ohlrich
nycpurdue@gmail.com

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.