“By bringing the values of global citizenship and service to others that I have had reinforced at FSU with me to Mexico, FSU was able to impact the lives of these individuals.”
“Patrick [T.] Ayers is a brilliant, hardworking person who has made the most of his time at FSU…” As stated by one of his nominators, Patrick T. Ayers excelled in many aspects including academics, community service, and campus involvement. He has advanced his career interests while positively impacting the lives of those around him.
“I chose FSU because I felt that it had the best undergraduate research opportunities, and that FSU had a culture conducive to allowing motivated students to independently pursue the avenues which best suit their goals.”
Once at FSU, Ayers quickly succeeded in the classroom. As an honors student, he was consistently on the Dean’s List — he has also made the President’s List — and received multiple scholarships including the Reva Daniels Metzinger Endowed Scholarship, a prestigious honor bestowed upon the most deserving Economics majors. He was also a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society serving as their newsletter editor (2006-07) and treasurer (2008-09).
Even with his great academic success, Ayers found the time to serve in the community. He recently returned from a mission to Juarez, Mexico where he built houses for impoverished families. “By bringing the values of global citizenship and service to others that I have had reinforced at FSU with me to Mexico, FSU was able to impact the lives of these individuals through the service of all of those who participated in this valuable project.”
Ayers graduated magna cum laude Spring 2009 with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science and minors in Mathematics and Political Philosophy. He plans to take a year off from school to study French and engage in other interests. Beginning fall 2010, he plans to pursue his Master’s degree in Economics at The George Washington University with the goal of becoming a policy analyst with an interest in US foreign policy, energy policy, and legal policy.