D. Patrick Eaton,MBA,has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

BOONEVILLE, MS, April 25, 2023 - D. Patrick Eaton, MBA, CFRE, has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An accomplished higher education professional of more than two decades, Mr. Eaton joined Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) in 2000 as the vice president of institutional advancement and the executive director of the Development Foundation and Alumni Association.

Among a myriad of responsibilities, Mr. Eaton develops programs and projects that enhance the image of the college through its foundation. He also strives to build strong relationships with various organizations, foundations, and individuals interested in providing scholarships and other programs to support NEMCC. Looking toward the future, Mr. Eaton aims to continue serving as an asset in his role, providing his insight and expertise to ensure that the institution remains strong. During his tenure his efforts, along with those of others, the NEMCC Development Foundation has been able to provide over $25 million in funds to support the college with various building projects and scholarships for students.

Utilizing his extensive background as a former nonprofit executive, Mr. Eaton notably served as the executive director of the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2000 where he was instrumental in directing economic and community development. He also found success renovating a train depot and was transformed into an office and museum space. Mr. Eaton notably wrote and secured several grants to aid in the facility's enhancements, acquire staff members, and built very strong volunteer base.

As a dedicated civil advocate, Mr. Eaton is presently serving on the board of directors and Vice President of the MS Community College Advancement and Alumni Association. He is also currently serving on the Boy and Girl Club corporate Board of Directors, and he is the Treasurer. Mr. Eaton has recently been nominated to serve as a charter Board member on a new community initiative named PROPEL (Prentiss Realizing Opportunities for Prosperity, Excellence and Leadership). This newly established Endowment Fund will allow Prentiss County residents to ask for a grant award for various community development needs.

Mr. Eaton graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in business, management, marketing, and related support services. He subsequently studied at Columbia Southern University where he received a Master of Business Administration. Mr. Eaton is a current certified fundraising executive.

Mr. Eaton credits his faith, which comes first in his life, and his family for contributions to his professional success.

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