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Tasman Pearls Cruise: Sydney to Auckland

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Join Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Scott Westerman and his wife Colleen and embark on this luxury cruise to Australia and New Zealand.  Board the ship in Sydney and sail to Eden, a sleepy seaside town that’s home to the fascinating Eden Killer Whale Museum and the historic Boyd’s Tower, which affords visitors striking panoramic views. See koalas, wallabies, and more at a wildlife park in Melbourne; discover natural gems on the many trails of Fern Glade Reserve in Burnie; and look for sunbathing fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins in Dunedin. With sloping hills to the west, the vibrant waters of the Pacific to the east, and a river winding gently through its center, Christchurch, also known as the Garden City, boasts rich natural beauty; while the following port of Pictonoffers a seafront lined with cafés, restaurants, and galleries. Before ending your cruise in Auckland, admire Napier’s art-deco architecture, and take in Rotorua’s geysers and hot springs. Scott and Colleen are looking forward to traveling with you on this extraodinary trip of a lifetime!

Scott and Colleen Westerman

Since 2010 W. Scott Westerman has served as the Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement and the Executive Director of the Michigan State University Alumni Association. Since then the Association has transformed the culture of alumni relations, significantly increasing worldwide engagement and creating a best-in-class alumni enrichment operation that continues to add value throughout Spartan lives. Before joining Michigan State, Westerman was a telecommunications executive and entrepreneur with interests in technology, international broadcasting and education. In 2015 Colleen Westerman also joined the office ranks at MSU, working as a Community Support Specialist for the Department of Residence Education and Housing Services. Scott and Colleen have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.