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Alice Coughlin, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: East Aurora, New York
Alma Mater: Berry College, Rome, Georgia
Degree Earned: Bachelor
of Arts in Communication-Public Relations, 2012
Hello and thank you for considering
Berry College! I graduated from Berry in 2012 with a degree in communication
and a concentration in public relations. I began working as an Admission
Counselor for the Office of Admissions in March of 2014. I feel very fortunate
to have the opportunity to share with people the value of a Berry education and
During my college search in high
school, I visited many different schools all the way from New York to Oklahoma
and I even attended another institution before I found Berry! From the gorgeous
campus to the people I met during my campus visit and then learning about the
different programs at Berry, I was confident this was the school for me!
I transferred to Berry my sophomore
year and I am grateful for all of the opportunities I had as a student. While
attending Berry, I was a member of the cross country and track teams. As a
student athlete, I had the unique opportunity to compete with a group of people
who became a second family. Being an athlete at a school like Berry allowed me
to pursue the sport I loved while also being able to take part in campus life.
Through Berry’s Student Work program, I worked as an Athletic Recruiter and
assisted the women’s cross country team in seeking out prospective athletes. I
also worked for the Sports Information Department as a Sports Writer, which was
a great compliment to my communication degree! Also while at Berry, I was a
summer orientation (SOAR) leader and I had the chance to welcome incoming
freshmen to Berry. My student athlete experience and my student work positions
were the greatest compliments to the liberal arts education I received at
I can confidently say that Berry is an
institution where you will be more than a number and your experience will
include even more than the classes you take. Through your academic preparation,
your student work jobs and any other campus involvement you choose, you will
have an enriching experience that makes you ready for life after Berry!