Patrick Haas

Pat Haas Memorial Scholarship

Pat Haas was an English teacher who loved his work, his colleagues, and his students and was loved, in turn, by so many. Pat taught English in Kansas, Texas, and at Rio Salado and Phoenix Colleges before finally becoming a faculty member at Glendale Community College in 1989. Altogether, Pat taught for MCCD for 22 years, specializing in teaching developmental students. He was a Vietnam War veteran, and avid motorcycle-enthusiast, an active parishioner at Sts. Simon and Jude, a caring father to three children and a wonderful husband. The great courage, good humor, and deep faith Pat showed in his battle with lymphoma were an inspiration to all of us who knew him. Most of all, we wish to commemorate his generosity of character.

One of the ways we keep Pat’s memory alive is to present a student scholarship every year to a developmental student at GCC. This scholarship fund will remain in perpetuity, generating enough support to help GCC students for generations to come.