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All events are at the Convergence Center unless noted otherwise. This schedule is subject to change.


8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

Louis Tay, William C. Byham, Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue

10:45 a.m.



Lunch at Atlas Family Marketplace in PMU

1:00 p.m.

Presentation: Professional Development

2:00 p.m.

Boilermaker Bragging

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

5:00 p.m.

Hagle Hall Tour

6:00 p.m.

Dinner at the Shively Club in Ross-Ade Stadium


9:15 a.m.


9:45 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunity:

11:00 a.m.


12:15 p.m.

Group Photo at Purdue Archway

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Closing Keynote in PMU Faculty Lounges:

R. Ethan Braden, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer for Purdue and Purdue Global

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.