IUPUI student Anthony Patterson II was born into a life of drug addiction, abuse, and gang activity. He was taught that attending college was "far-fetched" and that criminal behavior was the norm. Despite adversity and an utter lack of support, Patterson was able to transcend the odds stacked against him to become an Ivy Tech graduate and current student at IUPUI. He took on the role of student facilitator for this year's incoming IUPUI freshmen, and works as an instructional assistant at Pike High School.
Anthony Patterson II Overcomes Extreme Adversity
By: Cody Kopp
Friday, November 17, 2017