Destiny Patterson credits mentors at the Muma College of Business’ Corporate Mentor Program with shaping her life after arriving at USF. Set to graduate in May 2021 with bachelor’s degrees in management and criminology with a GPA of 3.85, Patterson hopes to continue her education in law school. She exemplifies what it means to go beyond the classroom and on-campus activities.
Over her undergraduate years at USF, she worked with three different classes of eighth-grade students at Academy Prep, focusing on topics such as identifying personal strengths, money management, goal setting and time management. She served as the student assistant in the Corporate Mentor Program, allowing her to help other students. She joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay in her first year at USF and was paired with a 6-year-old “little sister” facing adversity, eventually forming a strong relationship with the child. When her charge moved out of state, Patterson got involved with the Guardian ad Litem program, where she advocates for children who are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. She still mentors children in that program today.
Closer to campus, Patterson is a member of Collegiate Leadership Tampa Bay, a selective program comprised of exceptional students from USF, the University of Tampa and St. Leo University and serves as community service chair of the National Council of Negro Women. She is the former vice president of the Pi Sigma Phi honor fraternity and served as a student member of The Washington Center, selected through a competitive interview process.
9 Replies to “Destiny Patterson, Management and Criminology”
Couldn’t be more proud the young women you have become. You have been reaching for the stars but you have gone way beyond that. Congratulations!!!
She is a fierce and strong leader. What this does not mention though is all the emotional hardships of life, which were completely out of her control, that she has had to face and overcome. She chose faith and determination and never ceases to amaze her family. Her perseverance is admirable. She is goal oriented and does not allow anything to get in her path of what she desires and deserves. What a fine example she is to many! We have much to learn from this powerful steadfast young lady.
I am so amazed by all my great granddaughter, Destiny Patterson, has achieved. I am so very proud of her.
Destiny Patterson is a great candidate because she is extremely passionate about her field of study and she is very determined and I know she will go far ! She is hard working and a wonderful leader !!
Go destiny Patterson
Congratulations, to a smart, ambitious, fearless, but still caring towards others. You would make any father happy… but Im the lucky one that gets to call you my daughter.
I love you cousin😘😘
Destiny definitely earned it and deserves it.
I couldn’t be prouder of you and your accomplishments! You are a wonderful young woman with a bright future ahead of you! Without a doubt, you will be successful, all while wearing a great smile!!!