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WC Spotlight - Patti Sue Noe

Patti Sue NoeName:  Patti Sue Noe

Course of Study:  Psychology major, minoring in Theatre

Hometown:  Weatherford

What activities are you involved with on campus?  Currently, I am acting in the Weatherford College’s production of Hamlet. Acting, theatre in general, allows me an avenue to release stress and emotion in a constructive and beneficial way. I have been in as many productions as possible here since I first started dual-credit classes in 2014.

What prompted you to choose your current course of study?  People have hard times. I have known others to struggle with the best ways to handle hard times, and psychology will allow me to help others through their struggles. Theatre is a challenge and uniquely beneficial because of how every movement and word is essential. Like how a therapist tailors their words carefully for their patients. It can never be just about the end result. Every step of the journey has to mean something.

What are your post-WC plans?  After Weatherford, I plan to attend Texas Wesleyan or Tarleton University. Ultimately, I intend to obtain a doctorate degree in psychology and work with an education system to help young adults through the hard times they face.

What are your favorite things to do when you are not at school or studying?  I have always been a storyteller. Inventing stories and sharing them with others has been one of the greatest joys of my life. Writing, acting, singing, sketching and the list could go on and on.

What is your dream job?  Acting therapist. My dream is to teach other people to find themselves in their words, just like I was taught to. Communication is imperative. I think people are losing sight of who they are because they don’t know how to communicate with themselves or anyone else. I would like to show them how to do that again.

Who has been your greatest hero?  My greatest hero has been my theatre director, James Brownlee. He is a professor with an extensive background in the real world application of his craft and he cares about his students. While he would do his best for each of us, he has never been afraid to allow us to fail or fall short, if that is what he truly believed would help us to grow as actors and as people. 

What is your favorite book?  My favorite book is “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.

What has been your favorite course, so far, at WC?  My favorite classes are always my theatre classes. Being on stage, and learning about the craft that I love is my favorite part of any day.

How would you describe the campus life experience you’ve had at WC?  Enjoyable. I have learned so much here, and the staff and faculty are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. 

How has Weatherford College changed your life?  WC has taught me that I make myself into the person that I want to be, and that has shown me a strength I didn’t know I had. I don’t have to blame others for the trouble that comes my way. I am responsible for my own life, and that is incredibly liberating. 

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