Brig. Gen. Frederick A. Henry’s long and storied military career has taken him across the U.S. and Europe, but he’s never forgotten the lessons he learned as an undergraduate at Fitchburg State.
He grew up in an inner city environment in Cambridge, where by his own admission he wasn’t a strong student.
“I constantly went off the reservation,” Gen. Henry recalled. “I would always go on another path.”
As a teen, Gen. Henry was a part of the Upward Bound program, where he was encouraged to try attending Fitchburg State; if the experience didn’t work out, he was told, he could consider joining the Navy.
Fitchburg State would prove a transformative experience.