Welcome Incoming MALS Student, Randy Heller

On July 15, 2013 by Grad Forum

randy_thumbnailContinuing with our series of short profiles on incoming Dartmouth graduate students, the Graduate Forum would like to welcome Randy Heller.

Heller joins the Dartmouth community in the MALS department this summer. Having been an Upper Valley resident for the past 13 years and serving the community through various business ventures during that time, Heller now joins MALS because he is “ready to learn a few things; I want to take a multitude of classes.” Heller and his son, Jack, have always been fans and supporters of Dartmouth sports, but Heller refused to actually wear Dartmouth regalia because he was not a student or alum. “I always entertained the possibility of going to school here, but never thought that there was a program for me. Then I found [MALS], a program ideally suited for me.” On June 20, the moment he completed the MALS orientation, Heller proudly bought his first piece of Dartmouth apparel.

While an undergraduate at Ohio Wesleyan University, Heller majored in economics with a management concentration and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, one of the largest fraternities in the nation. Before coming to Dartmouth, Heller spent 17 years in corporate America and then went into business for himself, here in the Upper Valley.

Heller’s current business, Upper Valley Ride, has provided door-to-door transportation services for area residents traveling to various destinations in New England and offers direct service to Manchester Airport for the past three years. With ten drivers, UV Ride offers shuttle and personal car services and works directly with Dartmouth to offer rides for students and professors. “The Dartmouth Coach is a fabulous ride. They do a great job. Where we fit in is the Coach only leaves at certain times; UV Ride caters to your schedule.”

Next time you need a ride, visit UVRide.com. We welcome Mr. Heller back to campus… as a student!

by Henry Paige



One Response to “Welcome Incoming MALS Student, Randy Heller”

  • Welcome Randy. As an older member of MALS class of 2001, I didn’t give a hoot about my age (50 at the time). It was all about the learning and interactings or not, with professors. Next time I go to college, maybe sooner then I think, I’m going to concentrate on socializing (with the professors I guess). 1998-2001 was my third major experience with the Dartmouth Community — my Dartmouth Community. I can’t get enough of that kind of utopian environment. Enjoy to the max…sld

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