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About

Board & Staff

About

Board & Staff

Brendan Balmes

Brendan Balmes

As one of the first students with Down Syndrome to graduate from UNC, Brendan is a proud supporter of inclusive higher education because it has impacted his life personally. When asked about his favorite of attending an inclusive higher education program he says,  "So, my best part is everything. Because I just like walking the campus. Also, making new friends here at college." Brendan wants to help other students like him feel excited about going to college. 

Experience Includes: Brendan studied Brewing Sciences and took classes like Science of Brewing and Customer Behavior, amongst others. Brendan currently works at two breweries near Golden, CO. 

Education: Brendan studied Brewing Sciences at the University of Colorado Greeley, earning his Comprehensive Higher Education Certificate in 2021 with the GOAL program. 

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