Pamerson Ifill

Chairman, MCCBoard of Trustees & Alumnus

"When I was here, we had students that were refugees from Laos, from Cambodia. We had folks that were fleeing poverty and different sorts of strife in Haiti and Argentina and some parts of Central America and parts of Africa. My story--and I say this all the time--it isn't unique as a Massasoit story because at any given day, that’s what we have here at this college. People who are coming to a place searching for a dream knowing that whatever they do here at Massasoit, it is much better than where they came from."

Participant:  Pamerson Ifill

Interviewer:  Jennifer Rudolph

Date of Interview:  October 29, 2015

Location of Interview:  MCC Brockton campus, Brockton, MA

Time Period Discussed: 1970s to present

Project:  Massasoit Community College Oral History Project

Department:  Massasoit Library ARCHIVE

Length of Interview:  28:25 minutes

Description: Discussion of chldhood and early life in Barbados, followed by a professional boxing career in both Barbados and the United States in the mid 1980s. Ifill attended Massasoit, eventually graduating from Brandeis University. He discusses his position with the sate of Massachusetts Probation Service and member of the Massasoit Board of Trustees.