On November 2, 2011, Tom Hughes came back to campus to speak to Accounting and Business students in a late afternoon open session. He is a Burlington-area resident who was convicted of committing a series of frauds while working as a bookkeeper/controller at several local businesses. Since his release in 2007, Tom has become a speaker and consultant on financial security isssues, as well as a frequent guest presenter in business classes here at Saint Michael’s. In 2010, he was appointed to serve on a special advisory panel formed by the State of Vermont’s Auditor General. Tom’s presentation to our students focuses on the choices he has made, the impact these choices have had on his family, friends and employers, and how he has attempted to make amends while making a positive contribution to society. Tom’s powerful story of personal turnaround was, as in all his previous six visits to campus, very impactful on the students.
Tom agreed that it would be a good idea to share his message and so we were able to record his presentation and post a link here: