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The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education alumni are our most valuable resource. We encourage you to become involved in a variety of ways:


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Your commitment and involvement with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education assures our successes in preparing the next generation of teachers, counselors and administrators. Whether you become an active member of The Patton College's Society of Alumni & Friends, or you make a financial contribution to The Patton College, you are helping shape the lives of our graduates and those who are touched by the skills, expertise and leadership they exhibit as they leave McCracken Hall.

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education alumni number more than any other college at Ohio University. Sharing the vast skills and expertise of our alumni is vital to University success. You may wish to consider returning to campus as a guest lecturer, serving as a mentor to an apprentice teacher, counselor or administrator, participating in a conference that enhances our academic offerings, or you may partner with The Patton College in offering a clinical experience for students. We welcome an opportunity to talk with you about becoming involved with our mission.

Alumni Of The Month

November, 2014

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Amaris Ifedi

Amaris Ifedi, a graduate of the Patton College of Education (May 2012), is currently serving as a Human Resources intern at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in New York. She recently graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University where she studied International Educational Development with a concentration in African Education. She focused on girls’ education, gender equality and educational policy and planning, and presented her thesis on Gender Equality and Educational Policies in Nigeria: A Comparative and Critical Discourse Analysis

Prior to her graduate studies, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education after student teaching in Ghana and participating in the Consortium for Overseas Teaching (COST) program in South Africa. During her COST program, she integrated the South African National Curriculum and the Ohio Academic Content Standards to develop lesson plans and teach English and Life Orientation to grades 9 through 11. She was the advisor of the Dead Poets Society at Pearson High School and volunteered with a local charity organization to promote education and community development in South African townships.   

She is currently under consideration to work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia.

To see more about her teaching experiences abroad, view Amaris' COST Audio-Visual Essay HERE.


2013-14 Alumni Recognition archives

OHIO graduate proud


Denver Fowler, recognized as the keynote speaker and advisory board member for the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Education (ICOINE)

Lucky Odirile, receives award for her outstanding service in the University of Botswana HIV and AIDS Campus Wide Committee.

James Archibald, Region III NASPA Outstanding Contributor to Student Affairs

Dr. Norma Noguera, Inspiring Change

Katie Hendricksonawarded an Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

Dr. Stephanie Krah, Diverse Issues in Education article

Shawn DeRose, named Virginia Assistant Principal of the year

Kenneth C. Frisch, named senior Philanthropic services officer

Meg Benke, inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame

Dr. Linda Reed, named Superintendent of Archuleta School District

Dr. Art Stellar, guest of the Confucius Institute Headquarters for China visit



Five Reasons to Hire a Patton College Graduate

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