Patterson grad wins STEM honor
Patterson High graduate Charles Ladday Jr. received the Modern Day Technology Leader-Outstanding Achievement Award over the weekend at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C.
Ladday works for Lockheed Martin in Texas.
He is the son of Sandra Ladday, who is originally from Patterson and lives in Florida, and the late Charles Ladday Sr. Ladday is married to Nneka Ladday, who is also from Patterson. They live with their two children in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ladday graduated from Patterson High in 1998 and received his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering at DeVry University in Irving, Texas, and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2005. He joined Lockheed Martin in 2001.
Ladday received the Black Engineer Award of the Year Science Spectrum Trailblazer honor in 2014.
“He believes his strength to continue to grow, learn, and succeed comes from his love of his family, support of his friends and colleagues, and his strong belief in providing an example that others might use to achieve their own success,” the family said in an emailed statement.
“His motto, Philippians 4:13, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,’ has been one he’s carried since middle school."