Title: Office assistant
Counseling and Advising
AAS, Broadcasting, Parkland College
“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” Having survived spinal meningitis as a newborn, it’s no wonder this is Patti Arthur’s favorite quote. The office assistant, who joined Parkland in 2006, is also unafraid of “re-creating” herself; after all, she started a new career at the age of 39.
Genealogy and missing persons research (Doe Network) are among her strong interests, along with drawing and poetic writing. But don’t be surprised to find this Rantoul native behind a karaoke mike, performing songs from Heart, Linda Elder, Chicago, and many other favorite bands! When not in town, however, Patti prefers to be walking the beach in St. Thomas or Salt Lake City instead.