Longtime SAC professor, wife honored with university garden renaming

Florida Tech’s 15-acre Botanical Garden is now the Joy and Gordon Patterson Botanical Garden.

Gordon Patterson, Ph.D., a professor of history, has taught in the School of Arts and Communication for nearly four decades. His wife, Joy, recently celebrated her fifth year as a full-time English instructor in the SAC. The couple made a generous commitment to the health and vitality of the Botanical Garden.

Adam Lowenstein, FIT director of media communications, contributed to this report.

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