History Alumni


The History program at Berry is designed to help students develop skills that lead to success in numerous careers. While learning about the past, our students also acquire the ability to organize large amounts of information, to read and analyze critically, and to assess the significance of various types of documents and arguments. Below are just a few of the different careers and professions some of our alumni have pursued:

Megan Dempsey (2016) has embarked on a program of Library Studies, Kennesaw State University.

Holley Powell Dupre (2016) has enrolled in Law School at the University of Vermont.

Cole McCreary (2016) has begun work on a master’s degree in History at the University of West Georgia.

Nathan Schuster (2016) is teaching and coaching at Sonoraville High School

Jordan Brannen (2016) teaches social studies and works with the football team at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Georgia.

After being accepted to several graduate programs, Allison Moore (2016) has embarked on a program of study in Public History at University of Washington in Seattle.

Marissa Lindsey (2015) completed a master’s degree in Museum Studies at George Washington University.

Maggie Trimble (2015) obtained a graduate degree in Education (MAT), at Georgia State University.

In August 2014, Aaron Jackson (2014) was hired to work in the Information Technology Department at Eagle Corporation, a local concrete holding company in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Amanda Marbut (2014) worked for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica for two years as a Community Economic Development Volunteer. Marbut is currently at work in a Collaborative Governance program at University of Arizona.

Haley Fortune (2014) went on to earn degrees in Art History and Public History at Richmond, The American International University in London. She went on to work at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and currently works for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Tara Ippoliti (2014) went on to Law School at George Washington University.

Katelyn Boykin (2013) went on to Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University.

Anna Nelson Bennett (2012) defended her master’s thesis at University of Rhode Island, on politically motivated witchcraft accusations brought against socially prominent women in the late medieval period, and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Renaissance history at University of Miami in Florida.