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Priority Points


Priority Points

JPC Priority Points

Priority Points are used to determine priority for seating assignments. During allocation, members will be ranked based upon total Priority Points and tickets are allocated in that order. Parking passes are allocated based FIRST on giving level, THEN by Priority Points within that level.

The categories in which you can earn points are:

  • JPC membership bonus: all active members are awarded 50 points
  • Cumulative contributions: 1 point/$100
  • Deferred gifts: 1 point/$500
  • Premium seating: 1 point/$100
  • Football bowl ticket purchases: 2 points/year
  • Referral of new JPC members: 1 point/$100 of new member’s first gift
  • Continuous years of JPC membership: 2 points/year
  • Football season ticket holder status: 3 points/year
  • Men’s basketball season ticket holder status: 3 points/year
  • Women’s basketball season ticket holder status: 3 points/year
  • Volleyball season ticket holder status: 3 points/year
  • Baseball season ticket holder status: 3 points/year
  • President’s Council membership ($1,000 in total donations to the University for the year): 3 points 
  • Purdue Alumni Association Annual Member: 3 points
  • Varsity P membership: 4 points


These categories are summed to determine your total points.

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.