James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship

The James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship covers tuition and related expenses. It is awarded based on financial need and the potential to become leaders in education. Patterson, author of the best-selling Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club novels, first funded scholarships in the university's Reich College of Education in June 2012 through the Patterson Family Foundation. For the Patterson Scholars, it has turned a dream of going to college into reality.

We are honored to have the Patterson Scholars as a part of our Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES).

Meet the Patterson Scholars

Meet a few of these Patterson Scholars who plan to become tomorrow's teachers.

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Brandy Booe
Junior
Elementary Education
Anna Carpenter
Junior
English, Secondary Education
Nicholas Flippen
Senior
Special Education
Judson MacDonald
Senior
Spanish Education
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Breanna Ramirez
Junior
Elementary Education
Catherine Utley
Junior
Elementary Education
Chelsea Eller
Senior
Elementary Education
Troy Colvard
Senior
History, Secondary Education
Samantha CouchNicole HoffmanNicole IorioMarissa Minnick
Samantha Couch
Senior
Elementary Education
Nicole Hoffman
Senior
English, Secondary Education
Nicole Iorio
Senior
Middle Grades Education
Marissa Minnick
Senior
Elementary Education
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 Hannah Robinson
Senior
History, Secondary Education
 Jordan Amos
Junior
Elementary Education
 Olivia Thompson
Senior
Middle Grades Education

Samantha Smith
Senior
Elementary Education  

 Do you like to read?

Patterson Scholars talk with college students about their experience with reading in school and about how they plan to encourage reading in their future classrooms. View with transcript

Interview with Patterson Scholar, Nicole Iorio

Nicole Iorio

In an interview with David Jackson on November 1, 2014, which was "Education Day at the Rock," Nicole Iorio talks about her passion for Appalachian State University and her drive to be a middle school teacher.

To listen to the interview, follow the link to Appalachian State's SoundCloud page

To listen with a transcript, follow the link to Appalachian Magazine's article.

 

 

Patterson Scholarship makes a difference for 16 students

Group shot of Patterson Scholars

Patterson Scholars have been featured in Appalachian Magazine! Learn more