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Kevin Renshler Portrait

Kevin Renshler

Marc Hunsaker Portrait

Marc Hunsaker

Entrepreneurship and personal and professional development are the focus of two recent appointments meant to build on historic strengths and further develop opportunities for students.

Dr. Kevin Renshler is the inaugural director of the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, a major priority of Berry’s LifeReady Campaign. Dr. Marc Hunsaker, meanwhile, will lead the newly formed Center for Personal and Professional Development.

Renshler has an impressive background working with students to advance skills in business, creativity and engagement, most recently serving as associate director of MiddCORE and professor of practice at Middlebury College. At Berry, he will work to enhance the entrepreneurial development of students and revamp the start-up process for student-operated enterprises, among other duties.

Hunsaker comes to Berry from Michigan State University, where he served as purpose and career design consultant for the university’s Career Services Network. Responsibilities in his new role include integrating and strengthening existing programs related to professional learning experiences, career advising, internships and mentoring. He will also lead the college’s work program, now called LifeWorks.

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Berry FarmsBerry has proved itself a powerhouse in terms of natural beauty – ranking No. 3 in the South according to one recent compilation – but a new list of America’s top 20 college farms reminds us that our 27,000-acre campus is more than just a photographer’s playground.

Best College Reviews used a number of criteria in making its selections, including farm size, sustainability, course offerings, student involvement, and integration with the main campus and community at large. The authors cited opportunities available through Berry’s farm-centered student-operated enterprises in ranking the college among the likes of Michigan State, Clemson, Yale and other notable institutions ranging geographically from the Deep South to California.

By Maxine Donnelly, philanthropic communications student assistant

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