"Cornell students dream bigger dreams."

--Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University Commencement, May 28, 1995

Monday, July 21, 2014

45. Patricia Grant

Arlington, Virginia · Arts and Sciences

Name at Cornell
Patricia Louison

Twitter: @eddrisin

Tell us about what you're doing with your life.
I'm living life to the fullest, personally and professionally.  Since graduating, I have worked in higher education and enjoyed being at five institutions of various types.  For the last four years, I have worked at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business as the Senior Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs. In addition to my work, I enjoy working on other projects and community service.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Cornell?

How can I choose just one memory?  For sure, I vividly remember the first time I went to The Plantations.  I thought I was on vacation instead of campus.  It reminded me how awesome and unique the experience was to be a student at Cornell!  It almost made me forget about prelims.

What advice would you give to a student starting at Cornell this year?

I would tell a new Cornell student to break the mold.  Before attending Cornell, I didn't know how to swim and had never been bowling.  Similarly, it is important to meet as many people as you can and take some wacky classes you didn't go to Cornell to take.  You only have four years and it goes by faster than you can imagine. So why not get out there and expand your horizons in all areas of student life- personal, academic, and professional.

What are you most looking forward to at Reunion 2015?

I can't wait to see everyone I knew and have met since Cornell, as well as make new friends from our class.  I tend to think we are the coolest of the 90's classes.  In June 2015, we will remind everyone else why.