Gregory Chery ’11 named Director of Community Service & the Bonner Program

Posted by Centre News in Campus, Community Service, News 11 May 2016

chery2Gregory Chery ’11 has been named Director of Community Service and the Bonner Program at Centre College.

In his new role, which begins July 1, Chery looks forward to being able to continue mentoring students from all backgrounds.

Chery has worked in the College’s admission office for five years, his most recent position as assistant director of admission.

“As a counselor, I have recruited many of the current Bonner scholars and leaders,” says Chery. He hopes his experiences in the admission office will act as a foundation for a great relationship with current and future students.

Chery began working at Centre soon after graduating in 2011, and he is grateful that he was able to begin his career at his alma mater.

“It means the world to have started here at Centre,” he says. “This opportunity is only possible because of the support of so many amazing mentors here at the College.

“Centre is a place of opportunity and this is another example of that,” he adds.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Boston, Chery was a member of Centre Posse 2 and was also involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program during his time as a student at Centre.

Looking ahead, Chery is excited about working directly with students to make a positive impact in both the Centre and Danville communities.

“The opportunity to help students grow and develop is invaluable,” he says.

Chery looks forward to seeing how an emphasis on service can continue to grow on Centre’s campus in the coming years.

“I want to learn more about the great things the scholars and leaders are already working on, then build on that success,” he says.

by Mary Trollinger
May 11, 2016