My name is Cody Bernard and I was born and raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in a small town at the eastern end named DeTour Village. DeTour was originally an Ojibwe settlement and I am a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. I graduated from high school in 2002 with twenty-five other classmates and headed to East Lansing to attend Michigan State University.
I started working for the Office of Admissions at Michigan State University in 2006 during my junior year. My job consisted of answering phones, scanning documents, and responding to email. I really enjoyed working with incoming freshmen and the excitement they bring to campus. After completing my undergraduate experience at Michigan State University, I graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English. I still was unsure if I wanted to pursue teaching, so I completed a second bachelor's degree and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Telecommunications, Information Media Studies. At the same time, an Information Technologist position was open in the Office of Admissions. I applied and went from graduation on Saturday to work on Monday.
In the Fall of 2014, I decided to take advantage of MSU's tuition assistance program and continue my education by pursing a Master of Arts in Educational Technology. I took one or two classes a semester and had an amazing journey that you can read more about on my showcase page.