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Berkeley College Spotlight: Edward Dennis
Berkeley College is proud to welcome Edward Dennis, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. A veteran himself, Mr. Dennis also brings higher education experience, making him an excellent fit for the role.
After spending 21 years in the U.S. Army, Mr. Dennis retired as a Major and emerged with his M.B.A. From there, he began to build a career in higher education. Mr. Dennis insists that a one-on-one approach with students and creating strategies for their success was and is still imperative to this day.
Military and Veteran students may encounter a different set of challenges than traditional students, which Mr. Dennis is prepared to assist with.
“I am there to help through challenges, but I also hold my students accountable.”
Mr. Dennis references a speech from Theodore Roosevelt, “The Man in the Arena”. It is a speech he has turned to when looking for inspiration to overcome and encourages his new body of students to do the same. It states, “Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
Despite Berkeley’s reputation for having an already robust military and veteran program, Mr. Dennis is eager to find more ways to strengthen it. Above all, Mr. Dennis says the most exciting part of his new role will be seeing his students graduate and go on to do great things.
Outside of Berkeley, Mr. Dennis is dedicated to his volunteer work with causes like Team Rubicon, IAVA, and Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, he will be attending the Veterans Day Parade, a day he is proud to rejoice.
“It is a great opportunity to celebrate the sacrifices that Veterans have made throughout our history to give all Americans the chance to succeed.”
Please join Berkeley College in welcoming Mr. Dennis in his new role. To learn more about the Military and Veterans services at Berkeley College, click here.