Bert is a familiar face to many people at RC, he began employment at Rochester College in the summer of 2012. In his role of development and alumni relations officer, he focuses on helping people understand why they should support RC financially. Bert has a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, Bert completed his master’s of religious education degree in missional leadership at RC this spring. Following several years of working in the field of cancer research, Bert shifted his career focus and found himself at Electronic Data Systems. At EDS, he was employed as a computer programmer and later became an account manager, specifically working with GM assembly plants.