- Patel expects to enter an M.B.A. program in the fall, possibly at Winthrop, in order to work in international trade and relations or for a business consultancy firm.
- Patel was one of about 270 students given their degrees at the ceremony. Some graduates from August also participated.
Winthrop University, "Tillman Award Given to Business Student, and Other Graduation Stories" (2010). Winthrop News 2010. 183.