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Staff Donor Spotlight: Tina Berrien. "I Believe in Our Mission. I See Lives Changed, and I Want That to Continue."


Posted 12/05/2017
Submitted by Jane Kim Donino
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

Tina Berrien has been part of the Human Resources Development team as a Service Partner since 2008. Working in that department, she has the pleasure of getting to know firsthand many of the faculty and staff employed by the University, as well as the students. Being part of such a dynamic and diverse community is one of the things she loves most about UHart.

You recently made a gift to the University of Hartford—what inspired you to make that gift?

I wanted another way to be a part of this University and to give back for the educational and cultural benefits available to me and my family. We have taken classes here, seen amazing productions by The Hartt School, and watched several of our athletic teams compete.

Why is it important for you to support the University?

It is a privilege to be a part of this University and to have the ability to give back to the institution. I believe in our mission. I see lives changed, and want that to continue.

What are your top three favorite things about the University?

The faculty, the staff, and especially our students! We are amazing! The breadth of talent and knowledge is breathtaking. I learn something new every day and I continue to be fascinated by the community that surrounds me.

What is your favorite UHart tradition or event?

My favorite event is something relatively new that is on its way to becoming a tradition—the now annual Magnificent Hog River Picnic held in late summer. It is a time when staff and faculty come together to relax and enjoy an old-fashioned picnic and I enjoy the easy comradery and sense of community of the event.

Read more from Tina, including what she loves most about working at the University of Hartford.