The daughter of College of the Rockies founder James Patterson is overwhelmed by new recognition for her father through a new trades facility.
Heather Gordon is praising a decision to name the college`s new building Patterson Hall.
She feels its the perfect tribute to her father`s vision for post secondary education in Cranbrook.
“He worked hard all his life to promote education,” Gordon says. “Now the opportunity is there for anybody and everybody at any age to go to school, do better for themselves if they have the desire and there’s always the means.”
Gordon says her father was particularly concerned about giving single mothers the opportunity to get an education locally.
A grand opening for Patterson Hall is expected in August.
– Heather Gordon, daughter of College of the Rockies founder James Patterson