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Mizzou Made 2024: Lexi Berke, BHS

May 3, 2024

Commencement is coming up on Saturday, May 11, and we’re highlighting some of the incredible students who will soon be alumni of the College of Health Sciences.

Read on to learn more about Lexi Berke of Rockford, Illinois, who is completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Health Science with an emphasis in leadership and policy.

Lexi Berke

Lexi Berke

Major: Health Science, leadership and policy emphasis
Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Favorite Quote:

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

–Jerry Rice
What does graduating from the Mizzou College of Health Sciences mean to you?

Graduating from the Mizzou College of Health Sciences symbolizes the culmination of my drive, hard work and tenacity. I am confident that the education and preparation I have received from the University of Missouri have equipped me well for my future endeavors. 

What was one of your favorite classes within your degree track?

One of my favorite classes was HLTH_SCI 4480 – Clinical Ethics. I truly enjoyed this class as it allowed every student to develop and understand various perspectives in the health care field. We were able to deeply analyze case studies and find solutions to real-world obstacles. This was an amazing experience. I would recommend this course to everyone!

What activities have you been involved in along the way?

During my time at Mizzou, I became the founder and president of the Health Industry Sales Club. I created this club for all Mizzou students pursuing a successful career in medical sales. Additionally, I have been an active member of Chi Omega. 

Who helped you during your college journey?

Although many faculty members and professors have had a large impact on my college journey, I believe Dr. Anthony Vatterott has been the most influential. Dr. Vatterott has been both my professor and advisor for the Health Industry Sales Club, an organization I created junior year. Since then, he has shown immense support and guidance. I truly cannot thank him enough as he has shaped me to be the leader and student I am today.

What memories stand out from your time at Mizzou?

My favorite memories from Mizzou include all of the Homecoming festivities throughout the past four years. The Homecoming football game, Greek life competitions and lighting the dome gold will always stand out. Celebrating these traditions with my family and friends will forever be my favorite memories! 

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I will be moving to Columbus, Ohio, to work as a therapeutic nutrition inside sales representative with Abbott!

What advice do you have for current and future students?

My advice for current and future students is to get involved as much as you can! Whether it is in academic or community organizations or Greek Life, any leadership role will be extremely beneficial for both your college career and future careers in health care.

Anything else you would like to share?

I am so grateful for everything the College of Health Sciences has done for me. I attribute my success to the lessons I have learned these past four years and the tremendous education that I received!