In honor of College Day, The Herald News asked community leaders to share their college experiences.

Name: Bill Perkins

Occupation/position:
Chief Executive Officer, People, Incorporated

College, degree and year of graduation:
Bachelor of arts in psychology, SMU (now UMass Dartmouth), Class of 1979; master of arts in vocational rehabilitation counseling, Assumption College, Class of 1991

How did you decide it was the right place for you?
I was already working in the field and knew that this degree along with my experience would give greater opportunities for professional growth.

What did you like best about going there?
I was able to meet other students who shared similar goals of professional growth.

What do you miss most?
Working on projects with other students.

What advice would you give to a young person about applying to college?
There is no better way to secure your future than attaining a college degree.