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And the 2015 NC Milken Award Goes to...Science Teacher Eric Patin!

Eric Patin (NC '15)   |   Chatham Central High School  |  Bear Creek, NC  |  Oct 15, 2015

Eric Patin, chair of Chatham Central High School's science department, gets the surprise of a lifetime when North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June Atkinson and Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley name him North Carolina's 2015 Milken Educator Award winner and hand him a $25,000 check. Patin is the Chatham County's first Milken Educator. Chatham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan and veteran Milken Educators join the celebration to welcome Patin to the Milken family. Relive the surprise ceremony in the pictures below.

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  • Chatham Central HS choir
  • Chatham Central HS Principal Mitchell Stensland
  • Chatham County Superintendent Derrick Jordan
  • NC Superintendent June Atkinson
  • Jane Foley explains purpose of Chatham Central HS assembly
  • Chatham Central HS students spell out 25000
  • Excited Chatham Central HS students
  • Eric Patin NC Milken Award reaction
  • Eric Patin NC Milken Award to stage
  • Eric Patin accepts Milken Award
  • Eric Patin with Milken Award check
  • Veteran Milken Educators group photo Eric Patin
  • Eric Patin phones home
  • Eric Patin Jane Foley in classroom

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  • Thank you to the Milken Family Foundation! This has been a tremendous honor and I am extremely grateful for the recognition; not just for myself, but for all of my dedicated and hard-working colleagues who are just as deserving.

    Posted by Eric Patin (NC '15), 21/10/2015 6:38pm (7 years ago)

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