To survive in one of the most challenging economic climates, Professor Patricia Raymond knows today’s business world must be “results-oriented”. She models her classroom and business programs to teach students how to achieve results that have value in the marketplace.
Throughout the course of her 27-year career, Professor Raymond has worked as a consultant, service representative and trainer for some of Connecticut’s largest and most competitive businesses. While at Southern New England Telephone (SNET), she implemented telecommunications systems for clients including the State of Connecticut, The Hartford, Lego, Kaman, Gerber Scientific and Pratt & Whitney. During her tenure, she earned several awards and commendations for exceptional performance, and servicing various businesses nationwide.
She also created her own independent consultancy and developed successful business and marketing plans designed to grow and revitalize several Connecticut companies.
Exposure to different types of companies has given her a first-hand understanding of successful business practices. She applies this experience in her classroom by providing students a lively and relevant learning environment.
Patty began her teaching career at Middlesex Community College as an adjunct instructor in business. She was promoted to associate professor and then full professor. In 2011 she became the Interim Chair of the Business Division and the Business Administration and Marketing Programs Coordinator. She has developed four certificate programs for MxCC’s Continuing Education including: Medical Billing; Medical Billing & Coding Specialist; Business Development and Communications; and Management Development and Communications.
An active member of the MxCC community, Patty has served on numerous committees including chair of the College Council. She is an advisor for the MxCC chapter Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), and is very involved with PTK students through community service projects. Patty is the Teaching Learning Consultant for the Center for Teaching and she has organized many important leadership and teaching workshops. Also, she has served as a judge at the conference of the Connecticut Association of DECA, a marketing association for high school students. In 2008, she received the MxCC Professional Service Award and has twice been named to the “Who’s Who Among American’s Teachers”.
Patty earned both her Masters of Science (in Business Management) and Bachelors of Science (Marketing/Management Information Systems) degrees from Central Connecticut State University. She is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society in Business Administration. She holds many field certifications.
Patty is a fitness advocate. She is an avid walker and practices yoga, Pilates and kickboxing. She loves to entertain and cooking has become her passion. Also, Patty loves to read and listen to classical music.
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