Thursday, August 05, 2010

New England poet Michael Akillian

Mike Akillian was born in Boston MA and grew up in Watertown MA--a rich melting pot of Armenians, Greeks, Italians and Irish--and was actively engaged in Armenian music, dance, poetry, and literature. He attended the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration Executive Program at Dartmouth College and holds an M.S. in Science Communication from Boston University and a B.S. in English from Northeastern University.

Mike has worked as a writer and editor, a marketing executive for high-tech and non-profit organizations, and consultant in marketing and strategic planning for institutions across many industries including higher education. Most recently he served as Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications at Wheelock College in Boston where he also led the College’s strategic planning using an approach he devised that is recommended by the Association of Governing Boards to its 1,200 member institutions.

In addition to being a published poet, Mike holds national and international awards in writing and communications. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Amherst NH and can be reached at

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