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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. 

March 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Savino

For alumna Stephanie Savino, soccer isn’t just a sport—it’s her life. As she balances being director of Consumer Products at Major League Soccer with being a women’s soccer coach in New York City, the former Division I athlete is also pursuing her U.S. Soccer Coaching “B” License.

February 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Simone Hicks

Patton College 2018 alumna Dr. Simone Hicks was recently selected to serve on the ethics committee for the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. #BlackHistoryMonth

February 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Carla Robinson

Patton College 2018 alumna Dr. Simone Hicks was recently selected to serve on the ethics committee for the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. #BlackHistoryMonth

January 1, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Stanley Maynard

1978 alumnus Dr. Stan Maynard, who has more than 40 years of education experience, was recently appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education.

November 1, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Showalter

Dr. Daniel Showalter, a two-time graduate of Ohio University, recently received Eastern Mennonite University’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award.