Patti Grubbs

Career Services volunteer

Patti Grubbs

Since April 2020 I have been working with Career Services at Fort Lewis College as a volunteer. It has always been a dream of mine to again work in some capacity on a college campus since I first worked in a financial aid office while working on my undergraduate degree. During this time as a volunteer at Fort Lewis, I have had the opportunity to assist in the revamping of the internship program by doing extensive research into how other internship programs are structured, create new documentation for the Career Services department, participate in Career Service events on and off campus and work on building a new website specifically for Fort Lewis Career Services. I love working with this team and with the amazing Fort Lewis students.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior from the University of North Texas. I was recruited by EY during my last semester and started an amazing 15-year career with the firm. In 2015 my husband and I moved to Longmont, CO where I worked for the St. Vrain ISD. After 4 years we found our way to Durango and have made our home here.

Outside of my volunteer work, I love gardening, cooking and hiking. I am married to my very best friend and we love spending our time finding new adventures in this beautiful place where we live. We have an adult daughter who has worked for Barnes & Noble for the past 19 years and an adult son who teaches advanced math at a high school in north Texas. They truly make the world around them a better place.

Fun fact about me – I ran in the Fort Worth Cowtown marathon a few years ago and ran it in under 5 hours, which was my goal. I have never run in another long-distance race since then (not sure why).

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