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Brittany McGarry

Brittany McGarry

Student Activities Coordinator, Johnson & Wales University

Brittany McGarry is the Coordinator of Student Activities at the Denver Campus of Johnson & Wales University. Her areas of focus include advising the Campus Activities Board, the newly created Community Service Network as well as assisting with the 30+ active Clubs and Organizations on campus. Her passions in the workplace lie in event planning, networking, community engagement service-learning.

Brittany is still fairly new to JWU and has a background in civic engagement and community service. She recently completed her Masters in College Student Development at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Her work with the ACT (Appalachian and the Community Together) program consisted of planning events such as Dance Marathon, MLK Challenge, the BIG Sale (a sustainable yard-sale model benefiting local non-profits), managing the Outreach Center on campus connecting students with the community and educating students on the importance of lifetime service. Before attending Appalachian, Brittany completed a year of service with Maine Campus Compact as the AmeriCorps VISTA at the University of Southern Maine located in Portland. Her undergraduate work was completed at Bellarmine University in her hometown of Louisville, KY with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Originally from a large city but with a love for the small town hospitality, Brittany fell in love with Denver fairly quickly. She sees herself staying here for quite some time. She is enjoying exploring what the city and its surroundings has to offer.


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