Patsy Crockett Boroviak worked for 42 years in the University of Tennessee’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences before her retirement in 2002. She was in the Department of Human Performance and Sport Studies, now Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies (KRSS), where her main love was coordinating the graduate assistant students. Her love for the Volunteers remained, even after her retirement.
“Patsy loved her job, her cats, her colleagues and golf. She was always an upbeat person who enriched the lives of the graduate students she mentored,” said Emile Catignani, retired director of the Physical Education and Activity Program in KRSS. “Patsy instilled work ethic and professionalism when dealing with students. She will be missed.”
Boroviak earned her BS degree in health and physical education at the University of Tennessee and began teaching at Armstrong College in Georiga. She returned to her alma mater to earn her master’s degree and continued teaching at UT. She was an outstanding dancer and a member of the Happy Tapper’s dance group. She loved golfing and was a member of the Green Meadow Country Club.