Dave Gatton ’75 assists Berry Career Institute

Dave Gatton ’75 assists the Berry Career Institute by mentoring and hosting Cornell College student interns.

Gatton is the director, Council on Metro Economies and the New American City, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, D.C. He is also a minister at the Universalist National Memorial Church, Washington, D.C.

Dave-Gatton--75He mentors and hosts interns, including Kirkwood Donavin ’11 and Kalissa Holdcraft ’13, Kelly Oeltjenbruns ’15, and Sarah Bertschy ’16

“One of the distinguishing characteristics of Cornell interns is their work ethic and their ability to focus and manage their time on multiple tasks. And I think that focus is a characteristic I attribute to One Course At A Time. I have noticed that every single one of them brought a deliberate, intentional focus to their work.”

“This is a way to give back to the college. Cornell gave to me an incredible opportunity, and I recall how influential these experiences were for me at that age. If one truly wants to give to the school, this is absolutely one important way to do it. It’s unique. As alumni many of us find ourselves in positions to let Cornell College students experience things that are unique and rare in terms of their opportunities.”