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Jessica Henry

Jessica Henry: Holmes Scholar of the Month

Jessica Henry, a doctoral candidate in The Patton College’s Counseling Education program, has been named the August Holmes Scholar of the Month. The Holmes Scholar program is sponsored by AACTE to support doctoral students from historically underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in education AACTE member institutions. The Holmes Scholar designation is a prestigious award in itself. To be named the Holmes Scholar of the Month is quite an accomplishment!

Her nominator had this to say about her: “A rehabilitation counselor by trade, it is Jessica’s life goal to improve the quality of life for everyone that she comes into contact with. Jessica epitomizes strength and resilience and leads by example.”

Other recent accomplishments of Jessica’s include accepting an instructor position at Penn State University. She also is currently drafting her dissertation examining the “Superwoman Schema” and its effect on women with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study aims to shed light on the strength and resilience of women with MS and how said strength manifests itself throughout their lives.



Student Success Archives

The Patton College is sending out a huge thank you to Rebecca Darling, a PCOE special education student, for donating her desktop CCTV to Nelsonville-York schools! This donation has provided great success to students in the class. Way to go, Rebecca!

To view the success story, click HERE.

To listen to Rebecca Darling speaking with WOUB on Assistive Technology & Inclusion on Campus click HERE.

Tony Moos, a Patton College senior studying Special Education is helping make a difference in the community with a program called 'Hoops of Joy'. To learn more about the program, check out this article from Speakeasy Magazine featuring Tony and how the program is inspiring our youth.

To view the full article, click HERE.

Patton College alumna Abbie Moldovan, class of 2009, has made great strides in education since her time at Ohio University.

To view the full story of Abbie Moldovan, click HERE

Brothers Josh and Noah Straus work together at the Logan-Hocking School district after their graduation from The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

To view the full story of the Straus brothers, click HERE