Office Phone: (540) 432-4135
Main Campus, Harrisonburg
Office Location: UC 220
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bernadette grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began her academic career at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she worked as a resident assistant (RA) in Residence Life. It was here where her love for student life began and fueled her desire to serve students. In her senior year, Residence Life requested that Bernadette come work for them full-time, assisting with front desk duties of a newly-purchased apartment building which had many maintenance issues and two other institutions’ students residing there in the transition.
She began as a business major with a concentration on information technology, but switched to English (school of liberal arts) and graduated with a B.A. and a certification in business administration.
She, then, moved back home to Philly and began a Master of Education degree while working as the administrative assistant to the Provost & Undergraduate Dean of Academic Affairs at Cabrini College.
A few years later, she moved to Waynesboro, Virginia to get married to and move in with her husband (Mike) and his two children (Faye and Kelly). A year later, their daughter Katie joined the family.
Bernadette is happy to assist students from all backgrounds and has over ten years of experience in higher education.
B.A. – Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
M.Ed. – Cabrini College, Radnor, PA