Patricia Sandoval

Patricia Sandoval


Professor of Communication, Music and Theater Arts


A.A. Holyoke Community College, B.A. Mount Holyoke College, M.Ed. University of Massachusetts


Public Speaking, Fundamentals of Acting, Advanced Acting, Oral Interpretation, Topics Courses in Theater 

When I was a student at HCC, I fell in love with this place. I always wanted to come back. It is my accomplishment and pride to teach here. I'm also proud of bringing Spanish playwrights to the HCC stage such as Dolores Prida and Federico García Lorca. I also love to run. I recently ran in a ½ marathon.

Favorite thing about teaching:

My favorite thing about teaching is simply being in class with a group of individuals I enjoy. I particularly enjoy watching students as they find their voice, speak or perform with confidence, and leave at the end of the semester with a true sense of accomplishment and pride.

Memorable moment at HCC:

I would have to call it memorable moments. An honor I have been given is to announce the names of the graduates at commencement. When I call the names of students of whom I know have worked incredibly hard, have worked full time, have children, are paying for their own education, or who have come through incredible obstacles to walk on that stage and receive their diplomas, I am overwhelmed with joy and pride.
Each student is a story of success, and I am deeply honored to share in each memorable moment.

Teaching philosophy:

My desire is to have students open their minds to all there is to learn, to find the relevance of things learned to their lives, and to seek to better their world - smaller and greater.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040