Hometown: Holyoke, MA
Title: President, Holyoke Community College Foundation
"My grandmother was ahead of her time. She helped run a family business and took a great interest in making sure everyone had access to a good education. The best way my mother and I could think of to honor what she stood for was to help HCC build a "smart" classroom equipped with the latest technology. Now, each year, hundreds of students enter the Daisy Silverman Davidson Business Lab. She would have been so proud to know we were helping countless others in her name."
A tireless volunteer for many area charities, a leader in the City of Holyoke (and a former Trustee of Holyoke Community College), Sue Ellen Panitch serves on the College's Foundation.