Brandon Berry: The impact of basketball

By: Katie Lock & Lily Doerschuk

Brandon is a 2019 Elizabethtown College Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in French language studies. He played on the Men’s Basketball team all four years that he studied here. He is currently studying in Ireland to earn his Master’s degree in marketing through a program called “Sports Changes Lives,” where he is able to study, continue to play basketball and mentor young local athletes.

“Basketball has taught me valuable life lessons.  I’ve learned the importance of hard work, dedication and the value of working within a team. It has allowed me to meet many of my closest friends.”

“Basketball has [also] taken me around the world to my current position of being a Victory Scholar in Ireland as a member of the Sport Changes Life program. We play for our universities as well as a national league, earn a masters and coach/mentor youth in the community.”

“Elizabethtown prepared me for where I am with their motto to educate for service.  This has stuck with me and really pushed me to apply for the Victory Scholar program to be in a position to give back through the sport of basketball.”

“Hopefully basketball will be able to have the same positive impact on the people here as it did on me.”

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