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Explore the world with President’s Council

From picturesque U.S. locations to beautiful overseas destinations, President’s Council members enjoy countless opportunities to explore the world together. Our excursions provide the perfect way to create lifelong memories while making new friends. Check out our upcoming trips to see where we’re headed next. For questions or for more information, please email us or call 765-494-9290.
Norway

July 12-23, 2024 — SOLD OUT!

Scotland and Norway

Join the Purdue President’s Council on an 11-night cruise exploring Norway’s most incredible fjords, dramatic waterfalls, and charming villages. Travel from Edinburgh to Copenhagen aboard the 312-guest yacht Windstar Star Legend and discover natural wonders and Viking history. This trip is sold out! To view the full trip details and sign up for the waitlist, click here.

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Traverse City

August 8-11, 2024

Traverse City

Join the President’s Council family in picturesque Traverse City, Michigan! A hub for foodies, wine connoisseurs, outdoor enthusiasts, and cherry lovers, Traverse City is surrounded by water and gorgeous beaches. It’s a perfect end-of-summer getaway with fellow Boilermakers. Make this weekend your own as we have included plenty of customization and free time so you can explore the best of this popular tourist destination in your own way. To learn more and register for the trip, click here.

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Singapore to Hong Kong

January 7-21, 2025

Singapore to Hong Kong

Join Purdue President’s Council on a 14-night cruise through Southeast Asia and experience its treasure trove of rich cultural experiences. Visit futuristic cities, sacred temples, and blissful island beaches as you travel through Thailand and Vietnam. Travelers can choose to participate in Purdue-led courses introducing the language and culture through a series of interactive and hands-on activities. Read full details and register at the link here.

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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.