A Scholar’s Special Journey Through Remembrance

Katie Berrell at Rose Laying Ceremony
Katie Berrell at 2018 Rose Laying Ceremony

Even though he passed away nearly a decade before she was born, Steven Russell Berrell has always been a strong presence in the life of his niece, Katie, a Syracuse University senior. This year, Katie has had the opportunity to create a new special bond with her Uncle Steve. A native of Orono, Minnesota, Katie is an inclusive elementary and special education major in the School of Education, a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program and a 2018-19 Remembrance Scholar. She is representing Steve during her scholar year, and she is the first direct relative to represent one of the 35 Syracuse University student victims in the Remembrance Scholar Program’s 29-year history. Read more about Katie and her Uncle Steve on Syracuse University News.