Glenn W. Berdela, Jr.
2nd Lieutenant, Unites States Marine Corps
Why I Do What I Do: I wanted to join an organization where I knew I would make a difference in the world and I wanted to help defend our country and way of life.
Birth Place: Livingston, NJ
High School: Pius X High School, 2002
High School Accomplishments: Four-year varsity baseball letter award winner
Higher Education: DeSales University, 2006. Dual Major in Accounting and MIT, Computer Science Minor
Higher Education Accomplishments:
Magna Cum Laude
William G. McGowan Scholarship Award Winner
The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award
The Gregory W. Spinelli Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Studies
President, Kappa Xi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration
Member, Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society
Becker CPA Review Scholarship Award Winner and Campus Representative
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award Winner
DeSales Merit Scholarship Award Winner
Dean's List - 4 Years
Traveled to Peru in Summer 2004 to support DeSales in engaging in a multi-cultural project to help foster regional competitiveness in the global economy.
FBI National Case Study Competition Finalist. In January 2005, we went to FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present our case study to FBI senior management.
President, DeSales Accounting and Finance Club
Vice-President, DeSales Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Treasurer and Founding Member, DeSales Disc Golf Club
Third Degree Member, Knights of Columbus
Jobs Held In College:
Student Tax Preparer for the IRS VITA-DeSales Program
Peer Tutor, DeSales Academic Resource Center
Sacristan, DeSales Campus Ministry
Accounting Intern, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Documentation Assistant, Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Hobbies: Lifting, Running, Biking, Baseball, Basketball, Disc Golf, Spending time with family and friends
Favorite Music: Rock and Alternative
Sports Personalities: Tino Martinez, Don Mattingly
Courses I Loved: Federal Income Taxation, Federal Tax Planning, Legal Environment of Business, Computer Hardware
Biggest Achievement: Accepting my commission as an officer and taking the oath of office in the United States Marine Corps.
Biggest Disappointment: Finishing second in the FBI National Case Study Competition.
Career Goals: Advance in the Marine Corps, Get Married and have a family.
Dr. Chris Cocozza, Mr. Bill Dwyer, Dr. Tahereh Hojjat, Mr. Mike Hudock, and Mr. Al Sproule - These professors push their students to their limits and instill in them the tools to succeed for life after DeSales. These professors also helped to mold me and shape me into the person I am today.
Favorite Quote: "Opportunities are like sunrises; if you wait too long you will miss them."
Earning the privilege to become an Officer of Marines.
Best Advice Received: My dad always told me to make and achieve your goals, and once they are attained, never be satisfied with where you are but always strive to go higher and accomplish that next level.
Advice I Would Give: Be a good person; a person with high character and strength. Have the moral courage to stand up for what you believe. Semper Fidelis- Always Faithful
Toughest Obstacle I Overcame: Believing in myself.
What I Liked Best About DeSales: The professional and personal relationships that I made.
What I Miss Most About DeSales: Living in Height 8.
What I Miss Least About DeSales: Parking Tickets
Advice for Present DeSales Students: Enjoy your four years at DeSales. Trust me -- it goes by way to fast. Take advantage of your opportunities at DeSales and don't waste them. Get to know your professors. Work Hard and Have Fun.