Meet Your Firsthand4You Class Representatives
Susan Doane, Class of 2013
Susan Doane is from Montgomery Alabama, but has called
Berry College home for the past three years. She is an Art Education major who
is getting ready to start a year of student teaching. When she is not learning
or teaching, Susan loves the hands-on experience of working with Firsthand4you.
Susan is the class of 2013 Co-chair, where she gets to spread awareness
and promote gratitude and giving on campus. The reason she loves her job is
because all of the gifts from her class goes towards creating a scholarship,
which means that at least one more freshman will be able to have the
experiences that she has experienced on campus.
Chad Nash, Class of 2013
Nash is a senior Biology major from Tifton, Georgia. Besides being the Student
Co-Chair of Firsthand4You and a representative of the Class of 2013, he enjoys helping
freshmen adjust to college life as a First-Year Mentor, as well as welcoming
guests to Berry through the Presidential Ambassadors program. Chad is excited
to get the chance to help run Firsthand4You this year, as he believes that the
program gives students the potential to change lives for the better,
exemplifying that Berry students are truly educated not only in their minds,
but in their hands and hearts as well.
Anna Akers, Class of 2014
Anna Akers is a junior Political Science major and
Psychology minor from Roanoke, VA. As the junior class representative for
Firsthand4You, Anna believes this program inspires college students to see the
value in being philanthropic and giving back to the community. By increasing
awareness about giving back, Firsthand4You allows students to create their own
class scholarship that gives others the chance to obtain a college education.
Anna is also a Presidential Ambassador, a Freshmen Mentor, a member of the
Student Activities Committee, a member of the Cultural Events committee, and
involved in Dance Concert. Anna has loved her Berry College experience and hopes
to be able to give others a positive college experience through participating
in the Firsthand4You program.
Leah Bolden, Class of 2015
Bolden is a sophomore Biology major and Chemistry minor from LaGrange,
Georgia. She is the sophomore class representative for
the Firsthand4You Program, and is also a Gate of Opportunity
Scholar. Leah supports Firsthand4You because, as a Gate Scholar, she
recognizes how much donors have invested in her education. Encouraging
the value of giving back, Leah wants others to experience the same
opportunities that she has been lucky enough to have received.
Colleen Curlee, Class of 2016
Colleen Curlee is a freshman
psychology major from Lilburn, Ga. As a Gate of Opportunity Scholar as
well as the freshman Firsthand4You representative, she realizes the incredible
impact that donors have had on the college as well as her personal education.
Without their support, she would not be at Berry. She plans to get involved in
many different clubs and programs on campus during her first year here and is
excited that she may get to help someone experience the same things some day
through this organization.