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Students and Alumni Stories

Our students and alumni talk about their experience in the program and how it has affected their lives.

It’s not often that philanthropy and fashion share equal importance within a business, but Springfield resident Kelly Partridge is merging the two together with her online, philanthropy-driven boutique, The GRATI Shop. “I applied to Bay Path because they had a program specific to what I was looking for,” she said. “I was working full time and needed a program that was flexible around my schedule. I completed my entire master’s degree online, it was convenient, and it made working and going to school a little less stressful.” - Kelly Partridge G'16 Read her entire story, here.

Durant’s hard work is paying off, both in her career and in her foundation. She was recently promoted to Longmeadow Community Television’s Executive Director, for which she credits in large part to her Bay Path education for what it taught her and the confidence it inspired in her. "I don’t think I would have understood how my skills could benefit my work without going through the Bay Path Program and gaining expertise in the nonprofit work as well as learning the importance of building relationships and community partnerships.” - Tracey Durant G’19 Read her entire story, here.

“The faculty in the Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy degree program were incredible supportive, accessible, and insightful. The knowledge and real-life experience these professors brought to each course they taught was inspiring and provided me a base of grounding throughout the entire program.” 
- Sara Domek G'18



“My degree in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path University has helped me in my present career to look at the overall responsibilities of my job from new and different perspective. The online forums and interaction with other professionals, who were also furthering their education, made this a rewarding experience and drove me to do my best with the encouragement of fellow students and professors.” -Kathy Shaw G'17

“Bay Path’s Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy program gave me the tools and strategies I needed! The program provided me with an in-depth understanding of nonprofit operations. I now know the value of a strong mission statement and long term organizational planning, why and how campaign goals are established, the benefits of financial analysis, how to be an effective leader and how it all fits together.” - Leslie M. Redd G'14