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Thomas M. Britt

Alumni Award
2017
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Thomas M. Britt '63 is one, MassBay Community College’s strongest champions. Both as an alumnus and in his role as a member of the MassBay Foundation's Board of Directors. Mr. Britt, a Medford native, attended MassBay as a member of the College's first graduating class, earning his Associate of Science degree In Business in 1963.

He continued his education at Suffolk University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and eventually his Masters in Business Administration. He also earned his Masters in Education from Boston University. He began his career as a mathematics and business teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and in the years since, he has worked as the treasurer and chief financial officer for multi-national corporations, as well as for schools in the Greater Boston area.

Mr. Britt reconnected with MassBay in 2013 at his 50th Reunion, where he had the opportunity to meet with old classmates and with current MassBay students and faculty. Impressed by the dedication of the faculty and students' drive, he was compelled to join the Foundation Board to help make a MassBay education a reality for more students. In 2016, Mr. Britt helped set up the Thomas M. Britt Endowed Scholarship Fund to help students in perpetuity and provide the financial support necessary for committed students to finish their education at MassBay.

In a recent interview, Mr. Britt said: "I had the ambition and the support of my family to achieve my education and career goals. I saw so many students who had the same ambition and drive, but who needed more support. I wanted to be involved in the effort to give students the financial help they need to push them to the finish line."

He lives in Arlington with his wife of nearly 50 years, and together, they have four sons and eight grandchildren.