Name: Tom Berry - Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
Alma Mater: The Catholic University of America (‘14)
Years in Admission: 4
What drew you to Washington, D.C. and Catholic University?
I consider myself lucky for the fact that both of my parents grew up in Brookland and just a 5 minute walk to campus. I have been on campus as either a fan, student, coach, or counselor since I was 10 years old, so my decision to attend Catholic U. was an easy one back in 2010. With that said, I think Catholic U. has a dynamic combination of opportunities that enrich each student’s life from aspects that include academics, faith, social life, and job opportunities!
What is D.C.'s best kept secret?
A. Litteri. It is an old-school Italian grocery store and deli. I grew up about 10 minutes from campus and my family has been going there for years.
Best sub in town!
What is your favorite thing to do in D.C.?
Watch the city erupt when the Capitals, Mystics, and Nationals all won championships in the last three years!
What is your most memorable moment on campus?
In 2016 I was given a custom “Cardinal Red” Catholic University blazer for my time spent working with the men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Where is your favorite place to dine in D.C.?
It’s a tie! The Brookland Pint (716 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017) is a great place to go after a Catholic U. basketball game.
Also, Penn Quarter Sports Tavern (639 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004) is another of my favorites. That’s where I always go to watch March Madness, and I was there when the Capitals clinched their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Penguins!