Patricia "Patti" Boise Kemp graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. Patti pursued a career in teaching and taught Advance Placement Computer Science and Calculus. In addition to teaching, she also served on the Virginia Department of Education software development committee and as a consultant and national workshop instructor for Texas Instruments’ Professional Development Services. She has served as President of the UMW Alumni Association and currently serves on the UMW Foundation Board. In addition to funding scholarships in her name, she also helped to establish the Class of 1969 Laura V. Sumner Memorial Scholarship and the Atalay Scholarship in Physics.