Deidre Maggipinto Tavera
Director of Strategic Planning and Development, Hartford, CT Public Schools
After I graduated, I started in public relations. I worked for a variety of organizations including the Hershey Company when they took over Hershey Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut. I spent 15 years at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, seven and a half years management consulting for nonprofit organizations and I am now director of strategic planning and development at Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut.
The sense of community, the caring and intelligent faculty, the administration and my friends (not necessarily in that order) were the very best parts of Saint Michael's. I hope new students will feel the same, make the most of the experience - push yourselves in areas that you are not comfortable - stretch and grow.
I continue to support Saint Michael's so that I can give back for what I've received, help other students have the experience I had, and to keep the college strong.