Mary Millette ‘14 is destined for greatness. The world is at her feet. She is a very poised, articulate, and determined 21 year old senior who knows what she wants in life.
Born the 2nd oldest of 11 children, Mary described how she learned many important life skills from her close-knit family life in Blackstone (a small town about an hour from Boston), Massachusetts. From little on, she was a loving, active child who also pushed the boundaries and challenged her parents. In an effort to channel that energy in a positive direction, her mother urged her to work a three week summer program at Arnold Hall, an Opus Dei retreat and study center in Boston. This sparked her ambition, where she learned to cook, expanded her knowledge of hospitality and housekeeping, while receiving spiritual formation.
At the age 14, this became a turning point in Mary’s life. She continued to work on weekends for three years at Arnold Hall, thus discovering her passion for the food service industry. During senior year of high school, she participated in an Art of Living program at Arnold Hall, won the gold medal, and received a $1,000 scholarship to Lexington College. Her path was paved.