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Purdue Ties

Expand your network and participate in mentoring!

Purdue Ties is the premier networking and mentoring platform of Purdue University. Users can post updates, share resources, request professional development help, connect with a fellow Boilermaker for mentoring, and browse job postings.

This platform is available for alumni, students, faculty and staff, family, business partners, and friends of the University. Basically, it’s for anyone who wants to support Purdue!

Purdue University is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all users. If you experience any issues, including intimidation, harassment, or other inappropriate behavior, please email

Joining Purdue Ties is easy—just follow these small steps:

  • Create your account at
  • Get approval from the site administrator (this will take approximately 24–48 hours).
  • Finish setting up your profile.

You’re in! What’s next?

  • Begin networking with other Purdue students and alumni.
  • Find the perfect match for mentorship.
  • Explore top job openings and internships.
  • Search for connections by location or interest group.
  • Join communities that interest you.

If you would like to help us spread the word about Purdue Ties, we have created a print-friendly promotional flyer that you can download, print, post, and distribute as you wish.

Purdue Ties is provided by the Purdue for Life Foundation and sponsored by the Roger C. Stewart Leadership & Professional Development Department (LPD), a campuswide framework for intentionally developing students’ leadership and professional development knowledge and skills.

Purdue for Life Foundation

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.