Join Kate Sanders for Travel Talks – a webcast series dedicated to the OSU Alumni Association Group Travel Program. Topics range from travel tips to information on various destinations and more. 



Upcoming events - All Travel Talks are online at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Sept. 20, 2023    Join us for a talk on Uganda and the Gorilla Trek.  Kate Sanders will share an overview and photos from the August 2023 OSUAA group tour.  We will be offering this tour again in August 2024.  Register.  

Recorded Travel Talk Presentations

  • Colorado's Historic Trains tour preview with  Sandy Doss of Mayflower Cruises and Tours.
  • Botswana, Africa with Robert and Sara Rothschild and Sunil Khanna, professor and Robert and Sara Rothschild Endowed Chair at the College of Health
  • 80th Anniversary of D-Day with Paul Wanke, senior instructor in the school of History, Philosophy and Religion.
  • Italian Wine and Coffee with Elizabeth Tomasino, associate professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Croatia Coast with Selina Heppell, department head of fisheries, wildlife and conservation sciences with her husband, fisheries professor Scott Heppell and their son Dylan, a 2022 graduate from the college of Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Additional recordings are linked below.


About Kate Sanders

Kate Sanders is the director for alumni programs and Alumni Group Travel at Oregon State University, where she is responsible for the association’s signature events and the travel program. Kate manages over 40 tours a year in addition to planning and operations for signature events and various alumni relations programs.

Kate joined the alumni association in 2013 after planning presidential and university-level events at Oregon State University. Kate has a background in project management, event planning writing and environmental education. Travel and tourism have always been part of her life, from family trips when young, to living abroad in Australia, to work and personal travel today.

Kate has been to almost every state in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. She has hosted alumni group tours to destination such as Costa Rica, Scotland, Alaska, French Polynesia, the Channel Islands, the Grand Canyon and the Kentucky Derby. She has also visited Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and Caribbean Islands, among others.