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Ann Patton’s Career Culminates With an OSU-Tulsa Graduation

Ann Patton’s Career Culminates With an OSU-Tulsa Graduation

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in News | 0 comments

In 1955, Tulsan Ann Patton graduated from high school. In the 62 years since, she has done many things — helped transform Tulsa’s flood management system to one of the best in the country, written several well-regarded books, and raised four children. One thing she didn’t do? Earn a college degree. Until May 15, that is, when just weeks shy of her 80th...

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Ann Patton’s 62-year dream of a college degree

Ann Patton’s 62-year dream of a college degree

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Ann Patton never gave up on her dream to graduate from college. Now, 62 years after she completed high school, her perseverance is about to pay off. Patton will receive a degree from Oklahoma State University-Tulsa on Monday night at a graduation ceremony in The Pavilion at Expo Square. “I wanted to finish to show my grandchildren you should never give up...

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Tulsa author and activist Ann Patton graduates from college – weeks shy of 80th birthday

Tulsa author and activist Ann Patton graduates from college – weeks shy of 80th birthday

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in News | 0 comments

When Tulsa author Ann Patton graduated from high school in 1955, college was not an option for poor kids like her. “The University of Tulsa was the only option for students who could not leave Tulsa, and it might as well have been the moon,” she said. By age 22, Patton was married with four kids. Growing up in west Tulsa, Patton was taught that education...

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Lunch with Carol and Dana Falletti and Ann Patton

Lunch with Carol and Dana Falletti and Ann Patton

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in News | 0 comments

By the time we met for lunch, Patton’s new book, “Dan’s War on Poverty,” was already making the rounds of book signings and reviews. (See Angie Jackson’s June Worth Reading column) The story of the Tulsa priest, Dan Allen, who founded Neighbor for Neighbor resonates with many in town who watched the organization develop into one of the city’s most...

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