Vance Patrick, SP2

Vance Patrick, a 33 year-old doctoral student in the School of Social Policy and Practice, died on June 19. Mr. Patrick attended Penn from 2013 to 2016 and had been on leave pending completion of his dissertation. He lived in Mays Landing, New Jersey. While at Penn, he taught two classes in the master of social work (MSW) program:  American Racism, and Understanding Social Change: Issues of Race and Gender. He had previously worked as a social worker with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.