Pat Dobbs Memorial
Pat Dobbs was a teacher at Crockett High School for 28 years; she died in 1999 of breast cancer. Her family established this scholarship in her name to assure that students of Crockett High School attending ACC would have financial assistance to pursue their dreams. Mrs. Dobbs taught Government/Economics, American History, and World Literature at Crockett. She was an adjunct professor at Austin Community College for 25 years.
Pat was born in Los Angeles, raised in Minnesota, lived and traveled extensively in Europe and the U.S., and attended 9 different colleges and universities here and abroad before receiving her undergraduate degree from UT Austin in 1970 and her masters degree from SWTSU in 1974.
Pat touched many lives and won several awards for her dedication and success in educating the school children of Texas. In 1996, Pat was named the “Texas Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year”. In 1997, she won the “Texas Young Lawyers Liberty Bell Award” for the teaching of Law Related Education. In 1999, she was honored by the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary as their “Teacher of the Year”. Other notable recognition’s include the Leon Jaworski Award (1991), The Leavey Award for Free Enterprise Education (1992), Freedoms Foundation Dogwood Blossom Medal (1992) and George Washington Medal of Honor (1998) and Junior Achievement Fellow (1995). Most recently the Austin American Statesman renamed their Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year Award the Pat Dobbs Teacher of the Year Award. Dobbs was the first winner of the award in 1997.