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Patricia Ann Harrison

Patricia Ann Harrison, educational association administrator. Recipient Yes I Can Special Achiever, St. Louis Sentinel, 1993, Woman Achievement, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1990.

Background

  • Harrison, Patricia Ann Daughter of Nathaniel and Ernestine Harrison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, 1975—1979. Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1989—1992.

    Career

    • Counselor/tutor, upward bound program Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, 1981—1983, assistant coordinator, upward bound program, 1988—1988, coordinator, upward bound programs, 1988—1995, assistant director, east St. Louis center Edwardsville/East Saint Louis, 1995—2000, acting director, east St. Louis center, 2000—2001, director, east St. Louis center, since 2001. Participant Harvard University, Graduate School Education, Institute Higher Education, Management Development Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002—2002. Conference speaker, achieving educational and career goals Kujenga African American Youth Leadership Conference, Belleville, Illinois.

      Mentor, emerging leaders program Mid-America Association Educational Opportunity Program Personnel. Field reader, trio proposals United States Department Education, Washington DC, 2000—2001. Member, sexual harassment advisory committee Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1997—2000.

      Chair, education foundation committee Illinois Association Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, Illinois, 1991, executive board member, Illinois, 1986—1990, chair, resource development, Illinois, 1988—1990, treasurer, Illinois, 1986—1987, chair, concerns in secondary education, Illinois, 1986—1986. Workshop presenter - integrating science and mathematics for motivational curricula Mid-America Association Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Professional Staff Conference.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include Wrote/developed proposals, secured funding and implemented start-up for seven (7) of the currently operating programs at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East Saint Louis Center. Initiated, planned and implemented first local SIUE East St. Louis Center TRIO Programs Science Fair Competition for pre-school through 12th grade youth. Successful grant proposal writer for programs including Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science, Talent Search, GEAR Uttar Pradesh, and Youth Tech computer programs while at the SIUE East St. Louis Center.

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Membership

    Vice president Greater East St. Louis Community Fund, East Saint Louis/Brooklyn, 2002—2003. Member Girls Scouts River Bluffs Council, 2002, nominating committee member, 2001—2002. Member, even start board Adult Education Program, County Regional Office Education, 2000—2001.

    Member, fundraising and registration committee East St. Louis Jackie Robinson Khoury League, East Saint Louis, 1992—1998. Member of Phi Kappa Phi (chair 1991), Alpha Kappa Alpha (life. 1988-1990).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sewing, reading, shopping for home, crafts.

    Connections

    • father: Nathaniel Harrison
    • mother: Ernestine Harrison
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    • 1981 - 1983
      Counsel, or/tutor
      Illinois, United States