ACCESS Honors Boston First Ones
Yearly, ACCESS honors individuals, in the first generation of their family, that have graduated from college and on to bigger and better things as successful business and community leaders. The ACCESS First One Campaign was created to highlight the transformative power of higher education to help individuals and families of poverty to achieve lives of opportunity and choice. This year, Carmen Ortiz, United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts, William “Mo” Cowan, Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Deval Patrick, Leonard Schlesinger, President, Babson College, Neal Finnegan, Former Chairman, Citizens Bank, Susanne Cameron, State Director, Community Development, Citi, Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Chief Executive Officer, BELL
Rev. Dr. Michael Paul Melendez, Ph.D., L.I.C.S.W., Professor, Simmons College were all winners.