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Headline reading 2023 Alumni Leader and Volunteer Conference with photo of Purdue fountain.

Stephanie Stahl // Colead

Sleep Medicine Physician and Neurologist at Indiana University (IU) Health, Director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at IU, and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at IU

Nicole Noel // Colead

Director of Clinical and Account Management

Brian Daniels // Colead

Doctor of Sports Medicine for Nemours Children’s Health and Medical Director at USTA National Campus

Andrea Brezill // Colead

Disease and Clinical Specialist of Immunology at Novartis

Leanna Chroman

Vice President of Culture and Learning // Huse Culinary

Jillian Henry


Fireside Chat Facilitator
Vice President for Engagement // Purdue for Life Foundation


If you’re attending the Alumni Leader and Volunteer Conference, you can put your desire to give back into action right away by volunteering for the Challenge 5K run/walk!

The 15th annual Challenge 5K will take place on Saturday, April 15, and organizers are always on the lookout for volunteers. Since its creation in 2008, the Challenge 5K has generated more than $1 million for lifesaving cancer research at Purdue.

The event is scheduled for 8:30–11 a.m. at the Stadium Mall on campus.

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.