The Patton College is proud to feature Dr. Jake J. Protivnak as February’s Alum of the Month. Dr. Protivnak is one of the founding board members of State of Mind: Hudson, an advocacy group of individuals from different professions working together to increase mental health awareness and reduce stigma of seeking treatment.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Patton College would like to recognize Jessica Embry as May’s honorary Alum of the Month.
Luke Bentley likes to build bridges to people, and he’s carried that skill from AYA education to his current career in service for public libraries.