Estill & Patterson Appointed to College of Education Board of Visitors
June 11, 2018
Athens State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Donna Estill and Mr. Patrick Patterson to the College of Education Board of Visitors.
Dr. Donna Estill serves as the Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences at Calhoun Community College. She holds a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in French from the University of Alabama, an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an Ed.D. from The University of Alabama.
After working as a budget analyst at the University of Alabama in Huntsville while earning her master’s degree, Estill taught English at South Arkansas Community College. While working on her doctorate, she worked as an administrator and middle school/high school English, history and PE teacher at The Capital School in Tuscaloosa and was managing editor for Crystal Growth and Design, an American Chemical Society journal. She then taught English at Alabama Southern Community College (now Coastal Alabama Community College) in Monroeville, also serving as Assistant Director of the Alabama Center for Literary Arts and Humanities Division Chair. She moved to Fort Scott, Kansas to serve as Dean of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer at Fort Scott Community College before returning to Calhoun Community College. In addition to being an administrator, she teaches as often as possible, has served as the Humanities Advisor for the Alabama Writers Symposium, and is an active member of the Alabama Association for Developmental Education. She was chosen as Outstanding Administrator at Calhoun for the 2017-18 academic year and was awarded with a NISOD Excellence Medal.