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We are always seeking new and creative ways to connect with our 20,000 members. From exclusive events with Purdue leaders to home football tailgates, we love providing fun opportunities to engage with the President’s Council family. Be sure to explore the travel page for even more experiences to enjoy.

Cocktail Hour

August 30, 2024

Union Club Hotel Cocktail Reception

Get ready to kick off game weekend in style with our exclusive President’s Council Cocktail Hours at the Union Club Hotel from 4—6 p.m. the day before the game! No registration required—just show up and enjoy great cocktails and great company.

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Purdue's football team running onto the field for a Purdue football game

August 31, 2024

Purdue vs. Indiana State Tailgate

Kick off the season with fellow members! Enjoy delicious bites and refreshing drinks as you soak in the pregame excitement. Don’t miss out on the chance to mingle and gear up for an unforgettable game-day experience. Registration coming soon.

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Cocktail Hour

September 13, 2024

Union Club Hotel Cocktail Reception

Get ready to kick off game weekend in style with our exclusive President’s Council Cocktail Hours at the Union Club Hotel from 4—6 p.m. the day before the game! No registration required—just show up and enjoy great cocktails and great company.

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Purdue's football team running onto the field for a Purdue football game

September 14, 2024

Purdue vs. Notre Dame Tailgate

Join us for an epic showdown! Indulge in delectable fare and your favorite beverages while mingling with fellow members. Get ready to cheer on the team as we prepare for an exhilarating matchup against Notre Dame. Registration coming soon.

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Cocktail Hour

September 26, 2024

Union Club Hotel Cocktail Reception

Get ready to kick off game weekend in style with our exclusive President’s Council Cocktail Hours at the Union Club Hotel from 4—6 p.m. the Thursday of Homecoming week! No registration required—just show up and enjoy great cocktails and great company.

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September 27-28, 2024

President’s Council Annual Weekend

We hope you will join us for Annual Weekend on September 27 and 28. We will go Back to Class on Friday morning with sessions led by Purdue faculty and staff. That evening, President Chiang will host President’s Council Annual Dinner on campus. Homecoming festivities will abound on Saturday, including the President’s Council pregame tailgate. Registration opportunities coming soon.

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Purdue Pete holding a Purdue flag at a football game

September 28, 2024

Homecoming Tailgate

Purdue’s Homecoming game will be against Nebraska. Come cheer on your Boilermakers and enjoy all the Homecoming festivities, including the pregame tailgate. Enjoy a delicious meal, a performance by the “All-American” Marching Band, and a visit from Purdue Pete. Registration coming soon.

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Cocktail Hour

October 17, 2024

Union Club Hotel Cocktail Reception

Get ready to kick off game weekend in style with our exclusive President’s Council Cocktail Hours at the Union Club Hotel from 4—6 p.m. the day before the game! No registration required—just show up and enjoy great cocktails and great company.

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Purdue's football team running onto the field for a Purdue football game

October 18, 2024

Purdue vs. Oregon Tailgate

Experience the perfect blend of flavor and fanfare! Join us for a delightful spread of food and drinks as we gear up for an exciting game day. Get ready to cheer on the team as we face off against Oregon. Registration coming soon.

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Cocktail Hour

November 1, 2024

Union Club Hotel Cocktail Reception

Get ready to kick off game weekend in style with our exclusive President’s Council Cocktail Hours at the Union Club Hotel from 4—6 p.m. the day before the game! No registration required—just show up and enjoy great cocktails and great company.

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Purdue's football team running onto the field for a Purdue football game

November 2, 2024

Purdue vs. Northwestern

Rally with fellow members for an unforgettable tailgate experience! Indulge in gourmet treats and drinks while soaking in the pregame ambiance. Let’s get ready for an exciting game against Northwestern. Registration coming soon.

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Cocktail Hour

November 15, 2024

Union Club Hotel Cocktail Reception

Get ready to kick off game weekend in style with our exclusive President’s Council Cocktail Hours at the Union Club Hotel from 4—6 p.m. the day before the game! No registration required—just show up and enjoy great cocktails and great company.

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Purdue's football team running onto the field for a Purdue football game

November 16, 2024

Purdue vs. Penn State

Make memories with us at this exclusive tailgate event! Enjoy gourmet treats and drinks while mingling with friends. Let’s prepare to cheer on the team as we take on Penn State. Registration coming soon.

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Purdue Naples

February 12–16, 2025

Purdue for Life in Naples

Save the date for President’s Council’s annual trip to Naples, Florida! Make sure to join us for Annual Dinner, Back to Class, and so much more! Full details and registration will be coming in the fall.
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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.