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Patty Rocklage Generously Contributes to MIT Chemistry Lab

Patty Rocklage Generously Contributes to MIT Chemistry Lab

Patty Rocklage is a generous soul. For over twenty years she has devoted herself to helping others overcome life’s struggles. She uses her warm and calming disposition to guide clients towards happiness with her marriage and family therapy practice.

With her platinum blond hair and sunny smile, Patty was right at home at the University of Southern California where she graduated in 1981. She left the warm weather behind when she moved to Sudbury, Massachusetts, but she remains a California dreamer at heart. She shares this desire to make the world a better place with her husband Scott Rocklage Ph.D.

When the former head of the chemistry department at MIT, Sylvia Ceyer, approached the Rocklages about contributing to the needs of Scott’s alma mater, they knew that they wanted to help. Dr. Rockland’s only question was where was the department’s most pressing need. The couple quickly decided to contribute a significant amount to the school’s renovation plans of Building 2.

In July of 2016, the project was finally completed. Patty and Scott Rocklage were invited to tour the newly renovated Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, Moungi Bawendi Nanochemistry, and Nanotechnology Lab Space. Even better, it was Professor Bawendi himself that gave the tour with his graduate students Whitney Hess and He Wei.

When the tour was completed, Patty Rocklage stood proudly next to the plaque in the vestibule that was erected in her and her husband’s honor. She listened contentedly as the current head of the chemistry department, Timothy Jamison, gave a speech thanking the couple for their generous gift. Further words of thanks were spoken by Professor Bawendi and Sylvia Ceyer.

In her typical humble and laid-back style, Patty Rocklage took all the accolades in stride. She was truly content to have contributed to the school where her husband started his profession and career.