Financial Advisor


Bill Passarelli, MxCC 2009

Bill Passarelli, of Meriden, worked for a stainless steel manufacturer for almost 20 years. During that time, he saw much of the company’s work moving overseas. He realized it was time to change careers and came to Middlesex Community College to pursue a degree in business administration. He also enrolled in a pathway program at the University of Connecticut School of Business.

While at Middlesex, Bill was the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society president for two years. This allowed him to give back to the college and the community in a meaningful and lasting way.

“Middlesex was the best choice I could have made. It was a great education, it was convenient, and it was affordable. It prepared me well for my future,” he explained.

After graduating with an associate degree in 2009, he attended the University of Connecticut and earned a bachelor’s in business administration as well as an M.B.A. degree.

Since UConn, Bill has achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a financial advisor. Now he can help others achieve their long-term financial goals. In 2022, he is working two full-time positions—as a for .

“I would have not made it to this point without my start at Middlesex and its amazing faculty and staff!” he added.