Many alumni connections, no matter where you are

May 31, 2019

Emilee Berry '11 headshotFor athletic trainer and OSU alumna Emilee Berry '11, being an active OSU Alumni Association volunteer is more than just giving back to the Seattle community she grew up in, but also a way to give back to the community she gained after attending OSU.

After graduating, Emilee found herself a transplant in a California community. Lacking connections in the area, she started attending Oregon State game watches at local eateries. These events served as a way for her to meet and connect with new people and also began the start of her OSUAA volunteer efforts.

“I love the community of Beaver fans,” she says.

Now, back in Seattle, Emilee has participated in the OSU Day of Service events numerous times over the years, which have invariably strengthened her network and helped her grow herself as a person.

Every year on the third Saturday in May, alumni and friends of OSU take the community service spirit of Beaver Nation to the streets to make a difference on the OSU Day of Service. This year, the event went online with Digital Days of Service.

Whether it be navigating her professional network or building and rebuilding connections with OSU and fellow alumni, Emilee says, “No one should underestimate the power of networking! The more connections you make, the more doors you open.”