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department chairman , foreign languages educator

Patricia Jeanne Boehne, American foreign languages educator, department chairman. Certified teacher Spanish and French.


Boehne, Patricia Jeanne was born on February 4, 1940 in Paris. Daughter of Jean Atlee and Mary Anna (McFarland) Graffis. (parents American citizens).


Bachelor, Indiana University, 1961. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1969.


Teaching assistant, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1961-1962, 65-66; teacher Spanish, Martinsville (Indiana) H.S., 1962-1963; instructor French and Spanish, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1963-1965; assistant professor Spanish, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1968-1970; associate professor French, Spanish and Russian, Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978; professor romance languages, Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, since 1978; chairperson romance languages, Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, since 1975. Humanist evaluator for public committee Humanities in Pennsylvania, since 1978. Chairperson organizational management Eastern College, since 1988, chairperson faculty devel, since 1989, chairperson various committees.

Chairperson conference Les Pays Africains Francophones, 1988, strategic planning chairperson on global awareness, 1988, member strategic planning academic committee, 1988-1989, member task force to international academic program.


  • Certified teacher Spanish and French.



Board directors Basic Needs International, since 1987, Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, Pennsylvania, 2002-2004, Episcopal Community Services, 2002-2008. Former member vestry, alternate deanery delegate, licensed lay leader, chalice bearer, other positions Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli, Pennsylvania, to 1992. Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, bd.Washington Memorial Heritage.

Licensed layreader chalist Carillon Restoration Committee Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, lay eucharistic minister, pastoral chaplin. Chairperson Bishop's Hispanic ministry committee, Diocese of Pennsylvania, 1978-1981, 88-89. Democratic committeeperson Easttown Township Pennsylvania 7th precinct, 1974-1980.

Democratic candidate for township supervisor, 1975, 77. Chairperson Easttown Democratic Committee, 1975-1979. Delegate candidate Birch Bayh-Democratic National Convention, 1979.

Member Modern Language Association (member executive committee Catalan-Provencal discussion group 1977-1980, 90-92), American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, World Affairs Council Greater Valley Forge (board directors since 1990, president 1991-1992, vice president 1992-1993), North America Catalan Society (board directors 1978-1985, secretary since 1982, vice president 1990-1993, president 1993-1995), Jenkins Arborturm, Eastern University Friends of Library. (board), Phi Sigma Iota (chapter founder, Iota Pi advisor), Sigma Delta Pi, Kappa Delta Pi., Chi Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, tennis, needlepoint.


Married Edward George Boehne, January 24, 1960. Children: Lisa Elena, Edward Mark (deceased).

Jean Atlee Graffis

Mary Anna (McFarland) Graffis

Edward George Boehne

Edward Mark Boehne (deceased)

Lisa Elena Boehne