WESTMINSTER, MD (10/25/2013)(readMedia)-- John "JP" Patrick of Bel Air, Md., is a recipient of the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. He is a 1980 alumnus of the college.
Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.
A physical education major, he played soccer and lacrosse at the college. He was a four-year varsity letterman and two-year captain in both sports. He was a member of the 1978 and captain of the 1979 Middle Atlantic Conference Championship lacrosse teams. In 1979, he was selected to the All Middle Atlantic Conference lacrosse first team, and, in 1980, he was named to the 1980 North-South Lacrosse team.
Patrick served in the Army from 1981-1986, where he played soccer in the NSA/Ft. Meade league. During that time, he graduated from Airborne, Ranger, Counter Sniper and Jumpmaster courses. In 1984, at the rank of Captain, he served as Company commander of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. Patrick earned several military decorations and badges, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Excellence in Competition Rifleman's Badge and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
He currently works as chief operating officer at Liberty Petroleum.
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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.