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Patton College gearing up for 125th anniversary

McDavis and DeLawder are keynote speakers

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human
is excited to share its 125th year anniversary celebration
with the Athens community, Sept. 9-11.

In honor of the College's past, present and future, a weekend of special events, guest speakers and entertainment is planned.

Day one keynote speaker President Roderick J. McDavis will deliver, "A Proud Past, A Promising Future," which will be followed by a series of workshops from various Patton College departments.

Day two is filled with the OHIO football game and an evening gala with Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson.

The final day comprises of a closing luncheon and a keynote speech from alumnus and businessman C. Daniel DeLawder, former chair of the University's Board of Trustees.

Patton College has seen many changes since 1886, when it became the first public teacher preparation program in Ohio.

Most recently recognized in February 2010, Violet L. Patton donated $28 million to the College in honor of her parents, Gladys W. and David H. Patton, making her one of OHIO's greatest benefactors.

In the same year, The Patton College became the home of several
excellent programs previously housed in the College of Health and Human Services, creating a total of five departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Human and Consumer Science Education, Educational Studies, Recreation and Sport Pedagogy, and Teacher Education.

Registration is open to the public and the updated agenda can be found by clicking here.