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The recipient of the 1997 Outstanding Service Award presented by the College of Business and Economics, Minnie Patrick, has retired as academic advisor after nearly 28 years of dedicated service to Central.
Patrick arrived at Central as a new freshman student in 1954 where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Patrick began her professional career at Central in 1969 with the Office of Academic Advising. In the last four years, she specialized in guiding students through academic requirements and course selection for the College of Business and Economics. Her contributions to academic advisement and the university have included membership on numerous committees as well as sponsoring student activities and special events.
Patrick is a member of the Missouri Academic Advising Association and has presented programs on advising at the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) annual conference. She also served on the Jessie Jutten Scholarship Committee and was involved in the implementation of the electronic degree audit program. Patrick took a leadership role in advising at the local, state and national level, and in 1985 was named by the NACADA as Outstanding Academic Advisor.
During retirement, Patrick looks forward to joining her husband, Norman in enjoying time with their son, Scott, and their granddaughter, Morgan.