2008 Honored Alumni
Patricia A. Meredith - Gerontology
Strength Through Caring. Patricia A. Meredith is a study in success. She began attending Golden West College in 1970 as an evening student, temporarily setting her education aside to support her husband through law school. In 1988, now a single mom, she began working as a secretary at the Irvine Health Foundation, where she now holds the position of Program Director. Determined to get her degree, Patricia returned to school to complete her Associate in Arts, then on to Chapman University where she earned her Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in 2007. Her work in the Health Systems Management field has brought significant support to her position on the Golden West College Foundation Board of Directors. She has brought in over $275,000 in grants and scholarships to the GWC School of Nursing. From evening student, to working mom, honored graduate and caring philanthropist, Patricia embodies the meaning of success at Golden West College.