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December 3, 2019
Alum of the Month: Katie Zimmerman

The December Alum of the Month is Katie Zimmerman, the first head coach of the newly formed Western New England University's Women's Ice Hockey team. Zimmerman, a graduate of The Patton College's Master's in Coaching Education program, is also a youth coach for USA Hockey.

November 26, 2019
Student Success: Daniel Amparbeng

Daniel Amparbeng, a first-year Counselor Education doctoral student, was one of two scholars selected to be an Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) 2019-2020 Emerging Leader. The year-long program provides counselor candidates with unique opportunities to cultivate strong leadership skills within the counseling field. Amparbeng is also the vice-president of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society (Alpha Chapter), treasurer of the Southeast Ohio Counseling Association (SEOCA), and a counselor-in-residence for students on campus.

November 18, 2019
Alum of the Month: Vlatko Andonovski

Vlatko Andonovski, who was named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), is The Patton College of Education’s November Alum of the Month. Andonovski completed his master’s degree in soccer coaching education in 2018. At 43, he is the third-youngest head coach in the team’s history.

November 4, 2019
Alum of the Month: Rick Lewis
The Patton College of Education is honored to recognize Rick Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), as November’s Honorary Alum of the Month.  While Lewis graduated from Ohio University’s College of Business, he has advocated for improving public education on behalf of the Ohio School Boards A...
October 29, 2019
Student Success: Nathan Rourke
With a record 96 touchdowns under his belt and numerous Mid-American Conference (MAC) awards, it’s no wonder that senior Nathan Rourke aims to bring OHIO football to new levels of success. The senior quarterback and team captain broke the Ohio University record for career touchdowns (previously 82) during the Sept. 14 game against...
October 1, 2019
Alumni Spotlight: Jason Rawls
The Patton College of Education is honored to recognize Dr. Jason Rawls, independent hip-hop and soul producer, DJ, author, and educator, as our October Alum of the Month.  Rawls is revitalizing the education field through Hip-Hop Based Education (HHBE), the integration of hip-hop into academic curriculum. “Because hip-hop is the dominan...
September 25, 2019
Student Success: Carla Roberson
Since her time as an undergraduate student, doctoral candidate Carla Roberson has been a part of scholar programs that encourage and celebrate success among students of color.  Last fall, during her first year as a Holmes Scholar, Roberson was voted to serve as social media coordinator of the program. The Holmes Scholars program is a sub...
September 1, 2019
Alumni Spotlight: Melinda Tsapatsaris
The Patton College of Education is honored to recognize Melinda Tsapatsaris, Head of School at the Westland School in Los Angeles, Calif., as our September 2019 Alum of the Month. The Westland School is an independent K-12 school, and as the instructional leader, Tsapatsaris lives by its mission, which is rooted in democracy, equity, inclusivit...
August 23, 2019
The Patton College 10-Year Strategic Plan
It is the year 2029. The Patton College has achieved incredible success! What has the college accomplished, produced, created, changed, revolutionized, fixed, developed; that has changed the world? What is different in the world as a result of what the college has done? find out more here! https://www.ohio.edu/education/about/strategic-plan &...
August 23, 2019
Dean Middleton welcomes students to fall semester

Welcome to the 2019-20 academic year! I hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing summer with friends and family and that you are ready for a positive and productive start to the fall semester. The Patton College is where Learning Has No Limits! All of our programs—from teacher education to retail merchandising, from hospitality to recreation studies, from counseling to higher education—will challenge you and prepare you for life after graduation. The work you do today will help shape your future, and I encourage you to participate, contribute, and lead by example.


August 7, 2019
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Danita M. Brown Young

The Patton College of Education is honored to recognize Dr. Danita M. Brown Young, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as our August Alum of the Month.

July 3, 2019
Alumni Spotlight: Nicholas Farline
The Patton College of Education is honored to recognize Nicholas Farline, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director for the City of Valdez, Alaska, as our July 2019 Alum of the Month. Located on Alaska’s southern coast within the Prince William Sound, Valdez is known for picturesque parks and hiking trails, and Farline oversees all ...