Betty Bain Pearsall '71

Betty Bain Pearsall credits Wheelock faculty for challenging and mentoring her to become the leader she is today. As director of City University of New York's 19 child care centers, she makes it possible for young parents to pursue higher education while knowing their children are getting quality care and education.

"Caring for the whole child, supporting and mentoring the parent, teaching advocacy—every day I have an impact on hundreds of children and families, applying and passing on what I learned at Wheelock."