A note from President O'Reilly

Dear Pine Manor College community and friends of the college,

Since Pine Manor College’s inception over 100 years ago, the College has embraced change while maintaining a mission that educates and empowers the underrepresented. The founder of Pine Manor College, Helen Temple Cooke, saw a need to provide unique educational opportunities for women, a largely underrepresented population in her time. Pine Manor College continues with its commitment to the underrepresented by addressing the needs of a unique student population.

Today, 85% of PMC students are students of color, 84% are the first in their family to attend college, and 80% are from low income households. They are hardworking, active learners committed to advancing their careers and their communities. 53% come from Massachusetts, with over half of them from Boston.

Our mission is ‘Educating with Purpose,’ a commitment to a purposeful, individualized education that leads to great career opportunities. Our programs focus on creating career pathways for our students through a variety of partnerships and alliances with many great community and business organizations. We put special emphasis on creating real-world opportunities, and happy to report that 100% of our first-year students participate in service learning opportunities that benefit our local community and provide our students with hands-on experience in their first year of study. And we see great outcomes from our intentional focus, in fact, for the second year in a row, 100% of our graduating class was employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

As in past years, our staff and faculty are a dedicated group of people who find meaning in investing in and supporting our students. I encourage you to become an active member of our thriving community, where everyone’s unique contribution to ‘Educating with Purpose’ is recognized and celebrated.

Very truly yours,

 Thomas M. O’Reilly