Master of Arts in Education, '14
The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and Media Relations at SUNY Geneseo got his start in the Green Mountains. Graduating from Castleton University in 2014 with a Master's in Education, Brett Ford found great opportunities to advance his career in athletic communications.
“Castleton gave me the opportunity to learn the athletic communications trade as well as pursue an advanced degree. Advancing through the Education program was a valuable experience for me, forcing me to face unfamiliar curriculum and overcome adversities,” Ford said.
He credits Dean of Advancement Jeff Weld as being a vital part to his success at Castleton.
“He served as a mentor, an advisor, and a friend,” he said. “Having someone who had been in a similar situation and was able to provide advice and guidance as I began my career was priceless, and enhanced my experience as a Spartan.”
Fordsays his favorite memory at Castleton was traveling with the 2013-14 women's basketball team to Bowdoin College for the NCAA Tournament, documenting the team's preparations and competition on social media.
In addition to a career he’s passionate about, Ford found a welcoming community at Castleton. He encourages current students to take advantage of that same opportunity.
“Everyone involved with Castleton is incredibly welcoming. When I came to Castleton as a graduate student, I had no contacts, acquaintances, or friends within a four-hour drive,” he said. “I immediately felt at home on campus and had a tremendous experience in two years as a Spartan. At Castleton, everything has been put in place for you to succeed. Take advantage of your resources and opportunities.”