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The Need for Social Change


Dr. Patricia Cunningham, a.k.a. “Dr. Patty”, was a whirlwind of positive energy. Her life’s mission was to empower Ohio State students and community partners to become change agents through the Office of Student Life “Social Change”. She helped individuals, families and entire communities facing poverty and its consequences through mentorship, leadership development, access, and neighborhood engagement.

"Patty had a level of energy that is literally undefeated."

Davonti' Haynes
Creator of "A Day in the Life of a Buckeye"

"Dr. Patty is one of the heroes. She embodied what it truly meant to serve and to be committed to service as her life's work."

Charity Martin-King
Director, Office of Social Change

"Patty was larger than life. She was loud and confident. Talked to everyone. She just literally lit up a room." 

Ashley L. Pryor
Patty's successor