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Berkeley College Students Shares Advice on Finding Your Passion at My Brother's Keeper Event in White Plains

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BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENT
SHARES ADVICE ON FINDING YOUR PASSION
 AT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER EVENT IN WHITE PLAINS

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Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Curtis McAllister (second from right) served as the guest speaker to address attendees at the My Brother’s Keeper event at the Thomas Slater Center in White Plains, NY. Mr. McAllister, who overcame challenges he faced growing up, shared his story and encouraged attendees to reach their full potential. Mr. McAllister has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration – Management, is earning a Bachelor’s degree in General Business from Berkeley College, and considering a career in finance, working in the venture capital market. The event was held on December 19, 2019. With Mr. McAllister, left to right, are Larry Armstrong, Coordinator, Step Up!; Spencer Mayfield, Head Basketball Coach, White Plains High School; Sgt. La Valle Larrier, White Plains Police Department; Wiley C. Harrison, CEO, Business of Your Business, LLC; Curtis McAllister and Frank Williams, Executive Director, White Plains Youth Bureau.

Berkeley College student Curtis McAllister was the guest speaker at the Third Annual Awards Recognition Program presented by the City of White Plains and My Brother’s Keeper at the Thomas Slater Center on December 19, 2019.

Raised by a single mother in Williamsport, PA, and homeless for a while, Mr. McAllister has faced and overcome a number of challenges since his early teen years. Without a mentor, he found inspiration when he turned to reading books. “I knew I wanted something better for myself and looked for ways to make that happen,” Mr. McAllister said. “Everything I do is with passion, so when I began to read, I became an avid reader, soaking up as much information as I could.”

To complete his education, after conducting some research, Mr. McAllister chose Berkeley College because he found the career counselors most welcoming. “I thought it was the right place for me,” he said. Today, he serves others in many capacities. He is a Resident Advisor in the dormitory. He completed an internship with the White Plains Youth Bureau, and is a mentor for those served by My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative launched by President Barack Obama in 2014 to improve the lives of boys and young men of color – many of whom have life experiences similar to that of Mr. McAllister.

Mr. McAllister has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration – Management, is earning a Bachelor’s degree in General Business from Berkeley College, and considering a career in finance, working in the venture capital market.

About Berkeley College
Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College has campuses in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, as well as in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, with more than 5,700 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for six consecutive years. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.

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