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Purdue for Life Foundation




Attention Purdue Seniors and Recent Grads

Current Purdue seniors and Boilermaker alumni who have graduated within the last five years now have the opportunity to join our New Professionals group and invest in the John Purdue Club at a significantly discounted rate.

This program allows recent graduates the opportunity to stay connected to Purdue Athletics through various events, season tickets, and networking opportunities. New Professionals have the opportunity to provide scholarships to over 500 Purdue student-athletes who rely on generous donations to represent our school in competition.


  • John Purdue Club membership discount
  • Earn John Purdue Club Priority Points immediately upon graduation
  • 10% discount to Purdue Team Online Store 
  • Subscription to Gold & Black Illustrated Express 
  • Invitations to special events
Price Points

Select your undergraduate class below to join or renew your membership.

Please contact the John Purdue Club at 765.494.2582 with any questions. 

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.