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FAU Receives Gift From Author James Patterson

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FAU Receives Gift From Author James Patterson

Author James Patterson is a Palm Beach County resident  and apparently a big fan of Florida Atlantic University. The 65-year-old writer, whose titles include “Along Came A Spider” and “Kiss The Girls” just wrote a check to school.

Florida Atlantic University recently received a $60,000 gift from best-selling author James Patterson to establish the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship Fund. The fund will award scholarships to eight College of Education students who are pursuing careers in teaching with special emphasis on reading education. Patterson has made it his mission to get children excited about reading, and believes that training the next generation of great teachers is essential to accomplishing this mission.

“On behalf of the entire University family, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Mr. Patterson for this gift,” said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. “His passion for education is truly inspiring, and we are so pleased that he recognized FAU’s College of Education for its longstanding commitment to excellence. We look forward to working with him to provide more training opportunities for the teachers of tomorrow.”

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My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: FAU Receives Gift From Author James Patterson

Very nice, not huge but still a nice gift! This is exactly what FAU needs to develop with all of the people who have moved here and attended schools elsewhere. Boca, Palm Beach County, Broward County and South Florida is your new home, support it and make it a better place to live and go to school and work!

Thanks to Mr. Patterson - LOVE your books and the films that have been made from them! Go FAU and Go Owls!
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It's a good start and hopefully President Saunders can build upon this relationship. The man lives in PBC, wouldn't it be nice to bring him to the presidents box during a football game, wine and dine him and get a check from him to not only rebuild the library, but name it after him. The James B. Patterson library at Florida Atlantic University

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Jab979 said

It's a good start and hopefully President Saunders can build upon this relationship. The man lives in PBC, wouldn't it be nice to bring him to the presidents box during a football game, wine and dine him and get a check from him to not only rebuild the library, but name it after him. The James B. Patterson library at Florida Atlantic University

+100.

Then the school can split that $40 mil between another dorm for 600 more and upgrading the needed sports facilities like baseball and basketball (well, a downpayment at least!). Pretty prestigius name in modern writing as well!
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This will not be the last gift from him. He is very interested in supporting this cause.
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