“Q&A with…” is a series dedicated to introducing staff members to the Oberlin community. We are highlighting one staff member each week. Have someone you'd like to nominate for a Q&A? Please get in touch.
Armina Patton, assistant director of financial aid, joined the Office of Financial Aid in October 2017. In her role, Patton counsels students and answers questions about financial aid packages. Most recently, Patton worked as a scholarship coordinator in the financial aid office at Bowling Green State University. When it comes to her footwear, Patton admits she has a serious love.
Get to know more about Patton in this Q&A.
Describe your role in six words.
Answer providing, feedback giving, attentive advisor.
What's your passion?
Encouraging others and helping them reach their fullest potential. Sometimes people need a little push, and I love to be a personal cheerleader and listener. The glass is always half full.
What's your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasures are Sour Patch Kids, Pringles, and pumpkin pecan cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. The only problem with the cheesecake is that it’s seasonal.
Do you have a favorite item of clothing?
I absolutely love shoes! I like how different styles can change the tone of your outfit.
Who are the most important people in your life?
I have five most important people: my two children, mom, sister, and niece. They are the most resilient and passionate people. We have all been through so much; however, what sets them apart is they each keep going with a smile on their face and have a ton of hope and faith.