Focus on Education and Community Action
Bertram Welton Pride II is a graduating senior born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Welton is majoring in marketing and minoring in Africana Studies.
On campus, he is heavily involved with multiple organizations with many leadership roles. Currently, he is a member of the Chancellor’s appointed Commission for Blacks, which advises university programs and policies as they relate to Black students, faculty, and staff. He is also a student recruiter for the Minority Enhancement for the University of Tennessee (ME4UT), works with the College of Education as an art education marketing and promotions assistant, a Diversity Advancement Program liaison, a Haslam College of Business Ambassador, and the former vice president of marketing for Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business fraternity.
Professionally, Welton has held four internship positions – one every summer since his freshman year and two simultaneously in 2018. At each company, he was one of, if not the first, African-American to hold an intern position in each field. He aspires to continue his education through a master’s program in the near future, relating to education and community action, along with continuing his passion of diversity and inclusion every step of the way.
Post-graduation, Welton has secured a full-time offer with Louisiana-Pacific in Nashville, working with their sales impact program, and eventual marketing and branding strategy.