When Jim DeBello, class of ’76, was a 21 year old college student, he married his wife, Joan, and a year later became a father to his first daughter, Becky. Now, with this added responsibility he knew his primary responsibility had shifted from school to providing for his family.
Jim worked for years in market research at General Foods but finally took the plunge to finish his college degree at night. While working long hours at the corporate office in White Plains, he resumed his studies at Mercy. Mercy was a saving grace for him, a college that valued and supported adult students. DeBello received a B.S. from Mercy College in Psychology and then a Master’s in Counseling.
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