James K. Patterson's vision of a unique institution that would educate leaders in both diplomacy and international commerce has more than withstood the test of time. From its beginning, the school attracted exceptional students ready to tackle the world, and top scholars and practitioners committed to providing an unparalleled educational experience. Ranked among the top international studies programs in the world, the Patterson School is truly a lustrous gem. Tomorrow, we hope it will shine even brighter.
While our "family" is approaching its 60th anniversary, its success is not currently marked by a flashy new building or an immense endowment. Rather, the Patterson School's success and impact can be found in human capital-- the almost fifteen hundred graduates who have scattered across the planet and sought to make a positive difference. Your determination, your commitment, your excellence are what continues to make the Patterson School great.
Alumni Contact Information
Because of the nature of the work of Patterson graduates, our master alumni list has significant gaps. In order to remain in contact, please make sure that your own information is accurate and, if you are in contact with other classmates who may have been lost, let us know how to reach them.
First, if you wish to keep up with former classmates or reach out to recent graduates or students, a LinkedIn Patterson School alumni group has been established with membership restricted to only our alumni, students, and current and former faculty. Currently, there are over 430 members participating.
Second, the school seeks to maintain a list of email and home addresses for all of our alumni. This lets us keep you up to date with developments at the school, Patterson events in your area, and news regarding other alumni. This can also enable you to stay in contact, while keeping your contact information much more private. This will shield you from general inquiries and discussions among other groups of alumni, but leave open the possibility for other alumni to contact you specifically. If a classmate approaches the school trying to track down a specific person, and we have the information, we will communicate with you first and seek your permission before facilitating such contact.