Patry receives master's degree


GORHAM — James Patry, a resident of Gorham and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Patry recently earned his master of science degree in communications management from the S.l. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

According to the university's website, "In its 20th year, this fully accredited program includes courses from the Newhouse School as well as the Martin 1. Whitman School of Management and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs"

A two-year hybrid program which included residencies in Syracuse and New York City, N.Y., the program's studies included courses in managerial finance, public relations theory, public relations law, accounting, strategic management, public relations research, marketing management, public relations management and reputation management. Patry's final capstone project focused on the connection between organizational communication and employee morale. He presented his research findings to university professors, staff, peers and graduates earlier this month.

The public relations and marketing director at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Patry is also completing studies through Plymouth State University for his master of business administration degree. A graduation date in May 2016 is anticipated.