2000-2010: A Visual History
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts authorizes Bay Path to grant graduate degrees. The Master of Science in Communications and Information Management is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education in June, and the first class begins in October.
D’Amour Hall for Business, Communications and Technology opens with state-of-the-art technology classrooms.
On Saturday, October 21, 2000, the Blake Student Commons is dedicated to longtime supporters and friends of Bay Path, S. Prestley and Helen Blake.
The Central Massachusetts Campus is established in Southbridge/Sturbridge, offering the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College. Eventually, graduate programs are made available through this satellite location.
The President’s Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series is founded, emphasizing leadership and the process of innovation. Over the years, guest speakers include Tom Stemberg, co-founder of Staples, Inc.; Sue Morelli, CEO and president of Au Bon Pain; and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, among others.
The Eastern Mass Center is established in Burlington, MA, to accommodate the growing popularity of the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College. By 2007, over 800 students are enrolled across all Bay Path locations in the program. Today, the Eastern Mass Center is located in Concord, MA, offering graduate programs in education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis for women and men.
The Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program is launched within the curriculum and becomes Bay Path’s signature leadership initiative tailored for traditional and adult women.