Merrill Scholar: Patricia Chatard, PhD

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Patricia (Pat) Chatard, PhD, Vienna '60-'61

A biology major at Spelman College, who had also studied Spanish, Pat decided to study in Vienna her senior year on the advice of a science profressor at Morehouse.  Pat took an intensive German language program at the Goethe Institute in Germany during the summer of 1960 and then went on to take the academic year in Vienna.  The most memorable part of the year was the Spring trip to Egypt, Turkey and Greece.  Pat earned a Masters and PhD in quantitative molecular biology at the University of Rochester while her husband completed medical school.  They moved to Seattle and Pat helped to establish and run a successful plastic surgery practice there with her husband.  They are now retired.