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