Class Note


Patti Lu Montella Donahue '74

Patti Lu Montella Donahue earns PhD in Sports Management

Class of 1974

(Submitted on: February 2, 2019)

Patti Lu Montella Donahue '74 was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sport Management at commencement exercises held at Troy University in December 2018. Her dissertation is entitled “Career Transition Experiences of Former NFL Athletes: The Institutional Influence of the National Football League.”

Patti, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marywood in 1974, studied sports management at Drexel University in 2014. She earned a Master of Science in Sport Management from Drexel before enrolling in Troy University’s Ph.D. program in August 2015.


Patti Lu Montella Donahue earns PhD in Sports Management