Ag Economics Seal Purdue University
Agricultural Economics
We are currently under construction and will be moving to a new look and feel website. In the meantime, some of our pages will have the new look, while others will not. For a preview, please visit our new site.
My AgEconSearchContact UsCalendarTextbooks


Alumni

 


News Links
Ag Alumni News
AGEC News
Purdue News
KeepingTrack Monthly
KeepingTrack Annual


Alumni Links
AGEC Alumni Directory
AGEC Alumni Homepage
Alumni Calendar
Alumni FAQ
Ag Alumni Website
Purdue Alumni Website
Apex Awards
Awards & Achievements
Distinguished AgEcon Alumni


Purdue Links
Sports
Visitor Information
"It's Happening Here" Events
Sights & Sounds of Purdue
Facts Online
Treasure Chest


 

Evelyn Ott

Mrs. Ott grew up in rural southern Indiana and attended Indiana University in the early 1950’s.  During her time at Indiana University, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and met her husband, Leland, who at the time was working towards his degree in Marketing. 

After completing 2 year of military service, Dr. Leland Ott returned to Bloomington to work on his MBA in Marketing, earning the degree in the fall of 1955.  Shortly after, he accepted a staff position at Purdue University in the Agricultural Economics Department, and began working on a PhD in Agricultural Economics.  On June 24, 1956, Dr. and Mrs. Ott married and began their lives together in West Lafayette.

Leland Ott embarked on a successful career spanning academia, government, and corporate America. He served on the faculty at Cornell University’s Agriculture Economics Department. He conducted marketing research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Kennedy Administration. Later, he became vice president of the marketing research for General Foods Corporation. After serving as vice president of marketing research for Grey Advertising in New York City, he began his own marketing research consulting firm, Leland E. Ott and Associates, in New York City.
 
In November 2009, Mrs.Ott announced her $500,000 pledge to the matching gift Presidential and Trustee Scholarship program.  Her gift will be matched dollar for dollar, ultimately creating a $1 million dollar endowment in Agricultural Economics.  The Dr. Leland E. Ott Memorial Scholarship will provide 4-5 full ride scholarships annually for undergraduate students studying Agricultural Economics.
 
Mrs. Ott’s memorial scholarship gift honoring Dr. Ott will greatly contribute to the continued success of Agricultural Economics and will directly impact the lives of Purdue students in the years to come.

Evelyn Ott’s connection to Purdue extends well beyond fond memories, old friends, and even new scholarships. One of the couple’s two sons, David, graduated from the College of Agriculture in 1982. One of their five grandchildren, William Ott, is currently a senior at Purdue in the College of Technology.

Mrs. Ott resides in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where she remains an ardent Boilermaker fan and active in the area’s large Falls City Purdue Alumni Association chapter.

 

 

 


Undergraduate
Graduate
Programs & Publications
Centers
Directory
News
Alumni



Announcements


November 1, 2014

Welcome to the Alumni area of our AgEcon Website. It is currently a work in progress, so stop back regularly and check on the changes! More



Agricultural Economics

Purdue University College of Agriculture
  Ag Econ Home | Undergraduate | Graduate
Programs & Publications | Centers | Directory | News
MEL | Search | Support | Contact Us
Agricultural Economics
College of Agriculture
Purdue University


Copyright © 2007, Purdue University. All rights reserved.

It is the policy of Purdue University that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran.

Purdue University is an Affirmative Action employer.
This material may be available in alternative formats.