Alumni Profile: Pat Worlock
Hometown: Erieville, NY
Graduation Year: May 2005
Why did you choose Morrisville?
“I decided to attend college when the position that I had been in for twenty years at a major retailer was eliminated. I chose Morrisville because of location. It is only a 20 minute drive from my home.”
What did you do after leaving Morrisville? What are you doing now?
“Assistant Professor Patti Payette told me about an attorney that was in need of an office assistant. I worked part-time for him until I graduated and at that time went full-time. My next job was for Independent Insurance Agent and Brokers of New York (IIABNY). I began as a receptionist and moved to become an assistant in their education department. I worked briefly for Cazenovia College before getting a position in the Student Accounts office at Morrisville State College. I have wanted to work for MSC ever since I attended here.”
What do you like about your profession?
“I like assisting the students and hope that at some time I can be of more service to them.”
What professor and/or staff member influenced you?
“Professor Payette was my biggest influence. She teaches not only office education, but professionalism. She works very hard for her students’ success. Patti was my biggest influence, but I thank all the professors I had along the way.”
What was Morrisville like when you were attending?
“When I attended Morrisville it was not quite a 4 year college. There are more programs of study now. The Office Technology curriculum now has medical office procedures. I think if that had been available when I was attending I would be working in a doctor’s office.”
What is your favorite memory of Morrisville?
“I don’t think that I have just one memory. I enjoyed being on campus. I learned a lot in classes. I met some good friends.”
Were you involved in any clubs, organizations, activities or sports while at Morrisville?
“I was involved in the Office Technology club that was started that year.”
What is one interesting thing about you?
“My hobby is designing and making jewelry. I am an avid reader. I golf in the summer and bowl in the winter. I belong to a group of ladies that go to the theater about once a month. I spend two weeks in April on the beach in South Carolina. My oldest granddaughter, Cynthia, was born to my son and his wife when I was attending college. She will be 10 years old in January 2014. I’m sure there are not many college students that can say that.”
What advice would you give to current students?
“Office Technology is a great start into the working world. You can get employment in so many office situations and go further if you decide that there is something else you want to do. Keep your mind open.”