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Barbara Patterson Exempt Employee Award

Barbara Patterson, now deceased, was a long-time and dedicated employee of Edmonds College. Many remember her as the effective, forceful, and intelligent Vice President of Human Resources who was key in developing the employee training programs. Others might remember her as a talented teacher and member of the Business Department Faculty.

Her legacy includes being the first president of the faculty union, AFT Local 4254, where her activism, success, and standard of excellence are still used as a role model. She was an exemplary administrator and employee of Edmonds College who was admired by all. Barbara encouraged, challenged, and cajoled her colleagues to do what they believed they couldn't do; and then she was there for them to provide support and counsel. This type of dedication and commitment to Edmonds College is what the Barbara Patterson Exempt Employee Award was created to recognize and reward.

The recipient of this award receives $500 to be used for professional development.


Nomination Form

Name of person nominating employee.

Email address of person nominating employee.

Name of employee being nominated.

Department nominee works in.

Reason for nominating employee.

2020 Recipient:

Robin Desilet, Pre-College

View previous winners