Mary A. Patterson
Mary Patterson Computer Science Scholarship Endowment
Mary A. Patterson, a 1968 graduate of Tennessee Tech, has spent most of her professional life in software development. She appreciates the education received at TTU and wishes to promote female and minority participation in computer science.
Explorations in Engineering and Computing Summer Camp Scholarship
After a successful career at IBM, Mary Patterson, ’68 math, now focuses on giving back to her alma mater. Her belief in the importance of recruiting and retention for students in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the need for faculty professional development opportunities, led Patterson to establish four endowments to support these areas. When asked why she gives back, Patterson said it is fun to see how far Tennessee Tech has come and rewarding to see what TTU students are doing.
As vice-chair of the Advisory Council for Engineering (ACE), she was instrumental in leading the Explorations in Engineering and Computing Summer Camp. This camp is designed for rising high school seniors of a diverse background to get exposure to engineering, but also to Tennessee Tech. This annual scholarship is for attendees who complete the camp, to continue their STEM educational careers at Tech.
Scholarships associated with Mary A. Patterson