Mary Patrick has been a mentor for JEA for three years. Prior to that she was a journalism educator for 29 of her 43 years in the classroom. She served on both JEA and KSPA boards. Patrick’s publications won NSPA Pacemakers, CSPA Crowns, and All-Kansas awards. She is a frequent speaker at workshops and a past recipient of the NSPA Pioneer Award, JEA Distinguished Adviser and Lifetime Achievement Awards, and KSPA Hall of Fame. Most importantly she loves working one on one with advisers and their schools as a mentor.