Administrative Assistant for Internships & Career Development
Though born in a small west coast town in beautiful Oregon, Nicole considers Berea, Kentucky her home. Her family moved to the central Kentucky town when she was 15 years old to help with a church plant. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education at Eastern Kentucky University in 2007. Nicole was married in 2005 to her best friend, Ben, and together they have 4 beautiful children (Grace, Ryan, Olivia and Josiah). After 10 years of staying at home with her children, Nicole returned to the workforce as the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Internships and Career Development at Berea College in 2017. Nicole enjoys connecting with new people and is thrilled to be working with Berea College students in this capacity. She believes her position at Berea College is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to help inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders.
Director of Internships
Director of Career Development
Coordinator of Career Development
In Amelia’s current role as Coordinator of Career Development, she supports students through programming, appointments, classes, and marketing of the Career Development office. Amelia coordinates the Career Development program throughout the year, such as the Dress for Success Fashion Show. She meets with students in appointments to guide them towards articulation, discernment, and navigation of their career goals and teaches GST 386G: Transitioning to Graduate School. She also handles social media and all things Handshake on the Career Development side.
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Amelia has lived all across Missouri in her studies. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science from Rockhurst University in 2018 and graduated with a M.Ed. in Counseling with an emphasis in sport from the University of Missouri in 2020. While at the University of Missouri, Amelia served as a marketing graduate assistant and career counselor at MU Career Center. Taking her passion for sport psychology and combining it with her passion student career development, Amelia joined Berea College Career Development in August 2020 where she strives to use the best practices of motivating athletes to motivate and support students in every step of the career development process.
Student Success Advisor
Channing Francis holds a dual appointment in the Office of Student Success & Transition (SST) and the Office of Internships & Career Development (ICD) as the Student Success Advisor. In this role, Channing serves as:
- a primary academic advisor for various students, including undecided or exploratory students,
- a supplemental advisor for students who need additional support developing course plans each term, deciding on major(s) or minor(s), or creating an Electronic Curriculum Plan in preparation of the Declaration of Major process, and
- as a career advisor for students who are exploring academic and career possibilities.
Channing works with the SST and ICD teams to enhance Berea College’s holistic advising practices and support students’ career exploration and personal discernment.
Before this role, Channing served in the Office of Academic Services, primarily supporting students with disabilities and contributing to the College’s academic retention and recognition activities. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development (2018) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Berea College (2012).
Career Development Associate
Mandy came to Berea College from southern Indiana in 2017 to pursue a B.A. in Sociology, and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies, and graduated in June 2021. They joined the career development team through BereaCorps and they are excited to help students to explore their career options to their fullest potential. Mandy works specifically with granting funding to students for professional clothing, networking funding, graduate school exam prep, graduate school admission fees, and relocation funding.
Funding Peer Consultant
Olivia is the Funding Peer Consultant for the Career Development Office. As a Funding Peer Consultant Olivia assists the Career Development Associate with grant funding to provide students with professional clothing, network funding, graduate school exam prep, graduate school admission fees, and relocation funding. She is a senior at Berea College pursing her Bachelors of Arts in Peace and Social Justice with a minor in Law, Ethics, and Society. She is passionate about law and has been on Berea’s Moot Court team since 2020. She is excited to work with students this year so please reach out to her if you have any questions!
Rowan is a senior Communications major and Gender and Sexualities minor here at Berea. While this is his first year in ICD, he is ecstatic to be in person and working in his dream job! As a peer consultant, Rowan floats around the office helping team members and students alike, with anything and everything they can think of. He is most excited to learn the ins and outs of Career Development so he can continue what he loves. His favorite thing about working at the ICD office is his ability to help students at every point of their Articulation, Discernment, and Navigation journey!
Hannia is a first-year student at Berea College from Alabama. Hannia is passionate about serving others and has worked within her community as an interpreter for Spanish speakers with limited English, and she has volunteered at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa for the past few years. She has an interest in pursuing a degree in Educational Studies from Berea College and teach elementary age children. In her free time, Hannia enjoys playing soccer, dancing, and practicing the violin. She is excited to be at Berea College and looks forward to helping fellow students at the Career Development Office.
Marketing Peer Consultant
Eduard works as a Marketing Peer Consultant for the Career Development Office. He is a junior at Berea College and is double majoring in Economics and Political Science, for which he also works as a teaching assistant. He is passionate about international relations, exploring career development opportunities, and helping fellow students interested in the same topic. As a marketing Peer Consultant, Eduard contributes to our office’s social media presence, on-campus events, and student outreach initiatives. This year, at the Career Development Office, he hopes to meet and help as many students as he can, so do not hesitate to reach out to him!
Internship Program Assistant
Micaela is the Internship Program Assistant for the Internship Office. She is a senior Elementary Education major from Virginia Beach, VA. She loves lending a helping hand and spreading joy. In the Internship Office, she is passionate about helping students navigate the internship process to prepare for a successful summer experience — whether it be registering for and attending the Information Sessions, answering questions, pointing to helpful resources like BeyondBerea.org and Handshake, and more! She also prides herself on creating memes for the ICD Office’s social media feeds & writing jokes on the whiteboards in the office. Feel free to stop by to say hello and ask questions!