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Richard Glass

Responsibilities: Directing the overall operations of the Liberty University Career Center

Liberty Staff Member Since: March 2012

Degrees: M.B.A., Liberty University, Anticipated July 2015; B.B.A. in Finance (Summa Cum Laude), Texas State University, 1995

Bio: Served 30 years in the private sector business world and the last 15 years in the information technology industry as an executive responsible for providing multi-million dollar solutions and professional staffing services to private and public sector operations throughout the United States.  He is the registered director on the board of a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation; business owner, former Private School Board of Directors member, a deacon and an adult couples Sunday School teacher.


Dan Berkenkemper

Assistant Director
dmberkenkemper@liberty.edu

Responsibilities: Operations Management / Director of the Washington Fellowship

Liberty Staff Member Since:  June 2011

Degrees: M.A.R. - Theology and Apologetics, Liberty University, 2014; B.S. in Elementary Education, Liberty University, 2008

Bio: Dan has an eclectic background in education. He taught in Virginia public schools and internationally before joining the Career Center as the Internship Coordinator for the Washington Fellowship in 2011. After three years in that position, he assumed the role of Assistant Director in July of 2014. However, his greatest responsibility and joy in life is coming home every day to his wife Karen and two little girls. 


Heather Brown

Events Coordinator/Web Manager
careerevents@liberty.edu

Responsibilities: Events and Recruitment Coordinator/Web Manager

Liberty Staff Member Since: June 2013

Degrees: B.S. - Business Administration, Liberty University, Anticipated 2015, A.A.S. - Small Business Entrepreneurship/Business Computer Systems, Trident Technical College-South Carolina, 2011 and A.A.S. - Human Resource Management, Trident Technical College -South Carolina, 2011

Bio: Heather moved to Lynchburg, VA in January 2012. June of 2013, God graciously opened up an opportunity for her at Liberty University as the Office Administrator in the Career Center. Within 2 months, she transitioned into her current role as the Events and Recruitment Coordinator. She also manages the Career Center website. Heather is a planner and coordinator at heart, so this is something that she truly finds joy in, and is so grateful for the opportunity. Heather married her best friend in 2008 and has three beautiful children. She is truly blessed to be in such a breathtaking city and is excited to see what the Lord has planned for her and her family!

 

Career Counselors


Tracey Good

Career Counselor
tlgood2@liberty.edu

Responsibilities: Education, FACS, Nursing, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberty Staff Member Since: September 2008

Degrees:  M.A. in Professional Counseling, Liberty University, 2011; B.S. in Clinical Psychology, Liberty University, 1988

Bio: With a previous focus on teaching and volunteer leadership, Tracey had the opportunity to begin as the Career Center’s Office Manager in 2008 and then as a Career Counselor the following year.  She is able to use her counseling education and teaching experience to meet with students individually as well as present to residential classes on professional development skills and tailor resume workshops to service graduate students.


Tyler Holder

Career Counselor
tcholder@liberty.edu

Responsibilities: Department of Health Sciences, School of Divinity

Liberty Staff Member Since: March 2012

Degrees: M.A.R. - Church Ministry, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009; B.S. in Biblical Studies, Liberty University 2008

Bio: Tyler has been involved with college students in the Lynchburg area since 2010 when he served on staff at a local church as an Associate Pastor. Since then he has transitioned to the Career Counseling team where he continues to use his passion for helping college students determine their full potential in the Lord and helping them to think past graduation. Tyler and his family enjoy spending their free time outside, in community, and enjoying a good cup of coffee together. 


Corderius Cowans

Career Counselor
ccowans@liberty.edu
Corderius Cowans

Responsibilities: Department of Biology & Chemistry; The School of Business; The School of Engineering and Computational Sciences; and Helms School of Government

Liberty Staff Member Since: September 2013

Degrees: M.A. in Professional Counseling, Liberty University, anticipated 2014; B.A. in Communications, Winston-Salem State University, 2010

Bio: The High Point, North Carolina native is a 2010 alumnus of Winston-Salem State University.  Corderius transitioned to Liberty University in 2011.  During his tenure as a Graduate Student Assistant for the Department of Psychology, Corderius acknowledged a proclivity for serving as an advocate for those who are in professional transition. The Career Counselor role provides an unparalleled opportunity for Corderius to serve Liberty University students and alumni.


Jenna Wegrzynowicz

Corderius Cowans

Responsibilities: Department of Biology & Chemistry; Department of English: English, Spanish, & TESL;  Department of Engineering; School of Aeronautics; School of Divinity: Women's Ministry 

Liberty Staff Member Since: August 2012

Degrees: B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, Lee University, 2007; M.A. Community Counseling, Family & Marriage Therapy, Regent University, 2010; M.A. Christian Ministries, Liberty University, 2014

Bio: As a Nationally Certified Counselor, Jenna brings diverse clinical, academic, and multi-cultural counseling experience to her role as Career Counselor. Jenna has worked with clients from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds as an Intensive Day Treatment Therapist; and cultural backgrounds as a TeachBeyond missionary and High School Guidance Counselor at Black Forest Academy. It was during her time at BFA that Jenna realized a growing passion for teaching and service to students through higher education. She regards her dual positions as LUO Adjunct Professor and Career Counselor to be gifts from the Lord; and seeks to glorify Him through her work as she encourages and equips individuals to realize their calling and career.                         


Sarah Gooss

Career Counselor
sgooss@liberty.edu

Responsibilities:  Department of Criminal Justice, Helms School of Government, and Department of History

Liberty Staff Member Since: March 2015

Degrees:  B.A. Psychology, Grove City College, 2011; M.A. Community Counseling, Regent University 2013

Bio: Sarah moved to Lynchburg, VA in February 2014 and began in the mental health field. Sarah has worked with clients of various socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. She most recently worked as a mental health clinician providing one-on-one intensive crisis intervention services to children and families. Previously, Sarah has provided support services to survivors of domestic violence, interned at a male correctional center, and provided trauma counseling and psychoeducation to mental health professionals, pastors, and lay people in Kenya. Having worked alongside of many case managers, therapists, doctors, and families in crisis, Sarah has gained the skills of networking professionally, bridging the gaps between people and their needs and advocating for clients and students.

Sarah is ever the optimist and believes in not letting life pass you by. Most goals can be achieved if the work and time are put into attaining these goals. This passion is something that is easily conveyed in her role as a career counselor for the Career Center at Liberty University.                        


Washington Fellowship

Shiree Craft

The Washington Fellowship Recruitment Coordinator
sdcraft@liberty.edu

Responsibilities: Washington Fellowship Recruitment

Liberty Staff Member Since: April 2014

Degrees: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University, 2014; B.A. in Psychology and French Language & Literature, University of Virginia, 2011

Bio: With experience interacting professionally within the Liberty University community, Shiree is enthusiastic about the professional and spiritual development of students.  Her time spent studying in Europe during college has allowed her to recognize the immense value of distinctive educational experiences.  She has served as a Graduate Student Assistant for a department in the Graduate School at Liberty University, and she has experience serving in a non-profit ministry organization.  Shiree is excited that the Lord has allowed her the opportunity to continue to serve the students and faculty at Liberty University through her role as the Recruitment Coordinator for the Washington Fellowship.


Mark Hager

The Washington Fellowship Placement Coordinator
mdhager@liberty.edu
Heather Brown

Responsibilities: The Washington Fellowship Internship Placement

Liberty Staff Member Since: Jan. 2013 Admissions, Aug. 2014 Career Center

Degrees:  B.S Business Administration, Liberty University 2012 and M.S Criminal Justice: Public Administration, Liberty University –anticipated 2015

Bio: Mark is a graduate of Liberty University’s School of Business and is near completing his graduate degree in Criminal Justice with a focus in Public Administration. Before transitioning to the Washington Fellowship, Mark served as Employer Relations Coordinator for the School of Divinity and Communication & Creative Arts. Mark enjoys writing and playing keyboard alongside other local artists and musicians in Lynchburg. Mark is passionate about seeing people succeed both personally and professionally and enjoys interacting and networking with students, faculty, staff, and employers. He is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri and is a dedicated Cardinals fan. He currently resides in Forest, Virginia with his wife, Carmolee. 


Employer Relations Coordinators

Giuseppe Cucci

Employer Relations Coordinator
gdcucci@liberty.edu
Heather Brown

Responsibilities:  Employer Relations focused in Government and Health Sciences

Liberty Staff Member Since:  August 2012

Degrees:  BS in Criminal Justice, Liberty University, 2012; Graduate Certificate in General Business, Liberty University, 2014; Master of Business Administration, Liberty University, anticipated 2015

Bio: Giuseppe has ten years of business management experience working in his family’s successful business. Before transferring to his current role, he worked for nearly two years at Liberty University as an Admission Specialist in their online division. Additionally, Giuseppe serves as the local chairman for the Lynchburg Area Young Republicans, where He oversees campaign initiatives, manages an executive board, and directs strategic planning for the group. Included in his community outreach, Giuseppe sits as a board member for the Lynchburg Business Development Centre. Giuseppe currently resides in Lynchburg with his wife, Sarah


Shannon Gaudio

Employer Relations Coordinator
sbgaudio@liberty.edu

Responsibilities:  Recruits Employers for the School of Divinity and the School of Communication & Creative Arts.

Liberty Staff Member Since: December 2014  

Degrees:  B.A. – Spanish and International Marketing – Clemson University 1994 

Bio: Shannon returned to Lynchburg, VA in August 2012 after 4 years in Tampa and 11 years at Smith Mountain Lake. She worked in software sales for IBM before helping found and operate several family businesses, including a lifestyle and entertainment magazine, ad agency, and a watersports retail shop. She is excited to be a part of the Career Center mission at Liberty University and is looking forward to pursuing her Master’s Degree in Sports Marketing in the fall of 2015. Shannon is possibly the world’s biggest college football fan and is blessed to be the mother of a wonderful son and daughter.


Kathleen Welch

Employer Relations Coordinator
kmwelch@liberty.edu

Responsibilities:  Recruits employers for the School of Business and the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences

Liberty Staff Member Since: August 2014  

Degrees:  M.B.A., Penn State University; B.S. – Accounting, Penn State University; B.S. – Business Administration, Meredith College    

Bio:  Kathleen has served over 20 years in the private sector business world with a career that has spanned multiple industries (accounting, consulting, airline, energy and online retail) and across all disciplines. She is an owner of small business that has global customer base.  In her prior roles she was also a hiring manager, a member of key recruiting teams at major universities, and a liaison between career centers and employers. So she understands the needs and constraints of employers and students.

Kathleen finds great joy in connecting employers with students as these relationships can truly change a person’s life and positively impact his/her future. She has served on numerous boards for organizations, higher education and ministry-related charities.                       


 

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