Members of the community have banded together to fundraise and remember a beloved professor at the College: Steven Berk.
On May 6, members of the College community will participate in the 2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run in memory of Berk, who was an assistant professor of psychology who passed away earlier this year after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. Berk, who specialized in neuropsychology, was a past president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Philadelphia Society for Clinical Psychologists, and a representative to the American Psychological Association.
The College team, named “Steve’s Griffs” after Berk and the college mascot, is comprised of approximately 30 members of the faculty, staff, students, family and friends. They are running to fundraise for a scholarship fund to be named in Berk's memory that will be awarded annually to a graduate psychology student who exemplifies Berk’s values and interests. The award will be given for the first time at this year’s commencement exercises in May.