Profiles in Giving:
PAT BAMDAD '65
RECIPE FOR SUCCESSW hile some people love to cook, Pat Bamdad ’65 takes her culinary passion to a whole new level, studying with master chefs in Tuscany and publishing a cookbook titled Come Dine With Me: Recipes Seasoned With Love. Utica's Italian restaurants hold a special place in her heart, as does her alma mater.
"My first semester was Summer of 1961, when the Burrstone Road campus first opened," she recalls. "It was truly wonderful. It was so intimate – everyone knew everyone. You knew you were part of something really special."
And just as she loves to share a favorite recipe, Pat wants others to enjoy the benefits of a great UC education. That's why she is a member of the Heritage Society. "The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams," says Pat. "I'm proud to help create opportunities for the next generation of UC students."