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Travel Tips and Resources

Below are general travel resources. Please refer to your official documents and communications with your tour operator for more specific details about your trip and destination.

Travel Photography Tips

Some of the best parts of traveling are the memories you make along the way, and pictures are a great way to capture those wonderful moments.

Here are some tips to ensure your photos are as beautiful as your destinations.

TSA Travel Screening

Get through the airport faster by using these travel tips from the Transportation Security Administration.

Passport, Visa and Customs Information

Make sure you have the proper documentation you need, including a valid passport, before traveling to another country.

Currency Exchange Rates

Memories are priceless, but you’ll still need to consider the currency of your destination. Plan ahead with this currency converter, which uses up-to-the-minute exchange rates.

Travel Insurance

Prepare for the unexpected by protecting your trip. Learn more about our insurance partner, Travel Insurance Services, through their website or by calling 800-937-1387.

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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.