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January 3, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Brianne Tabar

The Patton College is proud to feature Brianne Tabar as January’s Alum of the Month. Tabar is the recipient of the 2021 Sister Rita Mackert Teacher of the Year Award established by the Strongsville Council of the Knights of Columbus to recognize an outstanding teacher in the Strongsville City School district.

December 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Prof. Agreement Lathi Jotia
The Patton College is proud to feature Professor Agreement Lathi Jotia, University of Botswana’s School of Graduate Studies Acting Dean, as December’s Alum of the Month. Professor Jotia received the University’s Teaching Excellence Award for innovative ways of teaching and impacting student learning. Prof. Jotia, who is from Botswana, ...
November 2, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Farhan Haque

The Patton College is proud to feature Farhan Haque as November’s Alum of the Month. Farhan is the first-place winner in the Student Best Paper Competition at the master’s level by the International Textiles and Apparel Association for his thesis “Consumers’ Evaluation of Environment Practices in the Textiles and Apparel Industry.”

September 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Damaris Linker

Damaris Linker, who earned her master’s in Recreation and Sport Sciences from the on-campus Coaching Education program in 2016, is The Patton College’s September Alum of the Month. Linker was hired in April as the Director of Football Operations at Bowling Green State University, becoming one of the first female directors of football operations in the country.

July 29, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Terry

Jessica Terry, who earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in 2010, is The Patton College’s August Alum of the Month. She also became a certified rehabilitation counselor in 2010. For nearly two years, Terry has worked as the senior vocational rehabilitation counselor at Columbus State Community College where she collaborates with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) as a College2Careers counselor.

May 27, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Cindy Saunders

Cindy Saunders, an Early Childhood Education alumna (2003), was recently selected to participate in the Epic Master Teacher Ambassador Program, and as such, is The Patton College’s June Alum of the Month. Saunders, a first-grade teacher at Berne Union Elementary in Columbus was chosen out of hundreds of applicants spanning 37 states and 20 countries. Program organizers say she was selected after instilling a love of reading and learning in her students.

May 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Embry

The Patton College would like to recognize Jessica Embry as May’s honorary Alum of the Month. She was a graduate of the College of Fine Arts, and for the past nine years she was a fine arts teacher and the orchestra director at Eugene Ashley High School in in the New Hanover County School District just outside Wilmington, N.C. On April 18, Embry died after heroically helping to save two children who were struggling in a rip current in the Atlantic Ocean near Kure Beach.

April 30, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Embry

The Patton College would like to recognize Jessica Embry as May’s honorary Alum of the Month. She was a graduate of the College of Fine Arts, and for the past nine years she was a fine arts teacher and the orchestra director at Eugene Ashley High School just outside of Wilmington, N.C. On April 18, Embry died after heroically helping to save two children who were struggling in a rip current in the Atlantic Ocean near Kure Beach.

March 31, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Luke Bentley

Luke Bentley received his bachelor's in 2010 in Adolescent-to-Young Adult Education. He went from substitute teaching to a career in public library service and was recently appointed director of the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, based in Ironton, Ohio.