Education & Social Sciences

Educational Studies Alumni Professional of the Year Award Nomination

Criteria: Open to all Manchester University educational studies alumni who are actively involved in their field, have made significant contributions to their community, and provide exceptional service to the profession.

Nominate an Manchester University Educational Studies alumnus/alumna for Professional of the Year Award.

Educational Studies Professional of the Year Honorees

2023Seth Patrick '18

Leslie (Bailey)’13 Marlatt

2023 Educational Studies Professional of the Year

Seth Patrick is a 2018 graduate of Manchester University. He was born and raised in nearby South Whitley and is the only person in his immediate family to graduate from high school and then college. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Manchester, he started working for Sylvan Learning, where he began as an upper-level math lead teacher. He then was promoted to Director of Education at the Gainesville, Florida location. After a successful stint as director, and at the young age of 25, Seth was promoted to Executive Director of Education in the Ocala and Gainesville franchise, becoming the youngest in this position in the entire Sylvan system. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of Operations for the Ocala and Gainesville franchise. Aside from being promoted several times, Seth has also been recognized for his excellence by receiving the Sylvan Instructor of the Year award in 2019 and the Sylvan Administrator of the Year in 2022.

Outside of work, Seth has also been active in his community. He is a board member of the Marion County Youth Golf Association, where he was selected to lead a team on learning how to combine education and golf at the local golf camps. Seth has had a passion for math, teaching, and golf, for as long as he can remember; and has been able to combine all of these passions into his work and service to his community.