Students meet with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (right), founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., during a visit to company headquarters as part of the annual HWS “Finance Experience” facilitated by the HWS Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education.

Creating Futures

To be competitive in the job market or to gain admittance to graduate school, students are increasingly called upon to demonstrate relevant experience. Under Gearan’s leadership, the Colleges have benefitted from a number of endowed funds that help students take advantage of internships and research opportunities. Major contributors include: Ian and Kimberly Bickley P'14, Harry W. Bowman '65, Eric Cohler '81, Clarence Davis Jr. '48, Trustee Katherine D. Elliott ’66, L.H.D. ’08, Jack Frenaye '49, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Jones P'18, Dan Kortick ’89, Trustee Chair Emeritus L. Thomas Melly '52, L.H.D. '02, Jeff and Peggy Padnos P'11, Ralph A. '56 and Jane M. '58 Pica, John A. Ross '66, Honorary Trustee Charles H. Salisbury Jr. ’63, P’94, L.H.D. ’08, and Mehrnaz Vahid-Andieh ’85.

"Today, as I walk through the Professional and Experiential Education. halls of the Harvard campus, I pass by a picture of President Gearan on the wall of the Kennedy School, taken when he was participating in a Harvard Institute of Politics event. Every time I walk past it, it always reminds me to keep going, and that with hard work, determination, and belief in yourself, that ’lives of consequence’ thing isn’t so hard to achieve."
Augusta A. Williams ’13, M.P.H., Sc.D. candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

L. Thomas Melly ’52, L.H.D. ’02

"A life of consequence was a big part of Mark’s vision. He wanted to give students something to aspire to. That made him a very good fundraiser because he believed in the Colleges and was genuinely interested in our alumni, alumnae and parents. Under his leadership, we doubled the endowment. He was active in so many national and international organizations, and that also increased the Colleges’ reputation and recognition. His legacy to me is 18 years of smooth sailing. Every year, he made the Colleges better than the year before – financially sound and attracting outstanding students. And every year he graduated a new group of students who are pursuing that goal to lead a life of consequence. I greatly admire him for it."
L. Thomas Melly ’52, L.H.D. ’02, Trustee Chair Emeritus of the HWS Board of Trustees


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.