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August 4, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Bridget Asempapa

Dr. Bridget Asempapa, professor and school counseling program coordinator at West Chester University, co-authored her first book, “Counselor Wellness: Caring for Self to Care for Others,” which was published in January.

July 1, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Shih-Hua Chang

Dr. Shih-Hua Chang, a professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling at National Taiwan Normal University, won the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) 2020 Professional Advancement Award for her research addressing codependency in Taiwanese college students.

June 1, 2020
Student Success: Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy, a Recreation and Sport Pedagogy senior, collected over 100 business cards from working professionals at this year’s Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) Conference and Trade Show.

June 1, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Alan Rousseau

Alan Rousseau and his climbing partner became the first-ever alpinists to reach the 6,940-meter west face summit of Tengi Ragi Tau in the Nepal Himalayas. Rousseau got his master’s in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.

May 1, 2020
Student Success: Kaitlynn Kirkpatrick

Kaitlynn Kirkpatrick, a junior Early Childhood Education major, has been working full-time at a COVID-19 approved daycare center in The Plains, Ohio. She is also a member of the Air National Guard.

May 1, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Brennan Kaufman and Natalie Rabold

The Wasserstrom Company employees Brennan Kaufman and Natalie Rabold are The Patton College of Education’s May Alum of the Month. Both alumni were recognized at the company’s 2019 awards banquet for their sales and customer service achievements.

April 7, 2020
Student Success: Emily Tritt

Restaurant Hotel and Tourism major Amelia Tritt played a key role in planning and fundraising for Ohio University’s 2020 BobcaThon fundraiser. This year, the program raised over $117,000 on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio.

April 1, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Mathew Austin
Mathew Austin, former detective for the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) and RSP graduate, is The Patton College of Education’s April Alum of the Month. Detective Austin was featured in “Start by Believing: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process,” a documentary released by Ohio University’s Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP). The documen...
March 31, 2020
Dean Middleton's Summary and Results of Student Qualtrics Survey
Patton College Students, We miss seeing you walking through the halls of McCracken headed to classrooms full of in-person teaching and learning. Like you, we think this situation…in your words…sucks! We are doing all we can to keep you connected to each other and to your instructors, so your online experience is effective, smooth, and manageable...
March 31, 2020
Update on Teacher Candidacy and Advanced Standing Requirements
Hello Teacher Education majors, Thank you for being patient and flexible as we navigate COVID-19 as a college. I’m sure many of you are concerned about the requirements surrounding Teacher Candidacy and Advanced Standing, as COVID-19 has affected the ability to secure test scores, background checks, and tuberculosis tests (Early Childhood and El...