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2023 Trips


Australia and New Zealand

January 18–February 8, 2023

a camel in front of the Great Pyramids

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

January 21–February 1, 2023 Exclusively for the President’s Council family!

Additional 2023 Trips - Sneak Preview!

More information about the trips below will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you would like to indicate interest in one or more of these trips, please fill out our Trip Interest Form

Taste of the Caribbean & Panama Canal January 28-February 7, 2023

Patagonia Explorer February 11-24, 2023

Journey to Southern Africa February 14-March 1, 2023

Morocco, Land of Enchantment February 17-26, 2023

Israel, Land of Cultural Treasures February 18-27, 2023

The Northern Galapagos Islands March 4-11, 2023

Springtime Coasts of the South March 18-29, 2023

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast March 29-April 6, 2023

Picturesque Mediterranean April 13-24, 2023

Charms of the South April 17-25, 2023

Dutch Waterways April 20-28, 2023

Flavors of Northern Italy April 29-May 7, 2023

Insider’s Japan May 8-20, 2023

Croatia & Cruising the Dalmatian Coast May 9-20, 2023

Imperial Journey May 14-26, 2023

Southwest National Parks May 24-June 1, 2023

Greek Isles Odyssey May 31-June 11, 2023

British Isles Brilliance June 10-21, 2023

Portugal Adventure June 10-18, 2023

Fairytale France June 11-19, 2023

Discover Southeast Alaska July 7-14, 2023

Cruise the Rhine & Mosel Rivers July 20-31, 2023

Grandeur of Iceland July 24-August 1, 2023

Canadian Rockies by Rail August 2023

Apulia, Undiscovered Italy August 30-September 7, 2023

Legendary Turkey September 8-22, 2023

Ireland, Western Gems of the Emerald Isle September 9-18, 2023

Romance of the Douro River September 12-23, 2023

Autumn Vistas of Canada & New England September 18-29, 2023

Grand Seine & Normandy Passage September 19-27, 2023

Death Valley, Yosemite, and the Great Parks of California September 29-October 6, 2023

Grand Danube Passage October 4-19, 2023

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta October 6-9, 2023

Radiant Spain & Italy October 9-20, 2023

Portrait of Italy October 9-24, 2023

National WWII Museum, New Orleans October 16-19, 2023

Columbia & Snake Rivers October 22-29, 2023

Spain – Andalucia in a Parador October 26-November 3, 2023

Wonders of Peru October 26-November 6, 2023

Intriguing India October 27-November 10, 2023

Macy’s Parade November 22-25, 2023

Holiday Markets Cruise December 10-18, 2023

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.