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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...
March 23, 2020
Universities are Critical Businesses: McCracken Limited-Access Status Defined
Patton College Faculty and Staff,  Good morning! I hope you and your family are remaining happy and healthy under these circumstances. Governor DeWine’s shelter-in-place directive, which went into effect on March 23, includes several critical exemptions for essential business and operations. Most critical to us are th...
March 20, 2020
Teacher Education Majors: Information on OEA Test & Virtual Clinical Experiences
Greetings Teacher Candidates, I hope this finds you well. I know you have many questions during these uncertain times, but I wanted to reach out to provide you with an update regarding your clinical experiences this semester… Firstly, if you have not read my communication regarding clinical practice and the temporarily revised guidelines, ple...