Sheryl Berrin was an esteemed colleague and a dear friend. I can certainly say my life was blessed for having known her. I called her the Friday before graduation with a student she helped guide and mentor and against all odds would be graduating. The student out of gratitude thanked her and I could over hear her expression of joy,pride and encouragement to the student and now was encouraging her to pursue her education. Sheryl Berrin was a "gift" and her memory will be in our hearts. My sincerest condolences to her family.