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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:

Jesse Milby (2009) attended graduate school at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Laura Lieberman (2009) attended law school at George Mason University

Robert Lang (2009) graduated with an M.A. in history from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.

Dusty Marie Dye (2009) completed a Master’s thesis at the University of West Georgia.

Whitney Crouch (2009) worked as a staff writer at the Times-Courier in Ellijay, Georgia.

Lisa Chastain (2009) worked at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, Tennessee, where she was the new Curator of Collections and Exhibits.    

John Luke Weaver (2008) graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law.    

Allison Hughes Galloup (2007) gained certification as an archivist and worked as a processing archivist at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center.    

Ted Goshorn (2006) worked at Mercer University in Orientation. 

Bo Burke (2006) graduated from the Charleston School of Law.    

Neil Boggan (2006) pursued a Masters of Theology at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Elizabeth (Martin) Evans (2005) attained a Masters in Education with a concentration in Secondary Social Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Melanie M. Blanchard (2005) worked as an independent Collections Management Specialist for the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Joy (Deaton) Barresi (2005) attained a master’s degree in history at George Mason University in northern Virginia.  She was a Development Associate at the Charles G. Koch Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.    

Matthew Ryan (2004) pursued his M.A. at Georgia State University in Atlanta with a focus on 19th Century U.S. and military history.    

Sherri Thomas (2004) attended law school at the University of Alabama.

Charity Rakestraw Carney (2003) Louisiana State University Press published her first book, Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South.  She taught American history at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Tollie Banker (2002) was Library Director for Kent State Tuscarawas Campus in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Richard Allen Lester (2000) was a claims representative with the Social Security Administration.  He published his second book, Clearview Stories, which is an anthology of short stories based on the high school exploits of characters from his first book, The Color of Secrets.  

Luther McDaniel (1999) was Principal of Whitehead Road Elementary School in Clarke County, Ga., and was enrolled in the Ed.S. program in Education Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia.

Philip Herrington (1999) was a PhD candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.

Chaplain (Captain) Andrew (Drew) Arrington (1998) received the Army Commendation Medal from the 8th Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas and served as the chaplain for the 95th Military Police Battalion.

Susan Asbury (1997) was an Associate Curator and Executive Assistant to the President at Strong National Museum of Play. 

Doug Hyche (1995) was GeorgiaVIEW Program Director for the Office of Information and Instructional Technology of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.   

C. Jack Smith (1995) taught Advanced Placement history at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Georgia.

David Elrod (1995) was currently Director of Institutional Advancement at Dalton State College.   

Cassie Heine Jones (1994) was vice president of TurnKey Education, Inc., which specializes in educational resources for museums and other field trip destinations.

Mary Anne McGrory (1990) taught at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, Idaho. 

Dr. Laura Gilstrap Musselwhite (1989) worked at Georgia Highlands College, as a Professor of History.

Carol Guthrie (1980) was an attorney with the firm Joyce, Meredith, Flitcroft and Normand. 

Sandy Scott (1979) worked at the Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency on Tyndall Air Force Base, in Florida, as their Webmaster. 

Susan Krepps Morgan (1976) earned a M.A. in history from the University of West Florida in 1998 and is now department head of History, Languages, and Philosophy at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida.

John McBride (1974) ran Amber Grove, a special events venue specializing in weddings.  

Giles Chapman (1966) became a paralegal as well as a registered general mediator. He’s worked as a private consultant in various capacities, as a grievance hearing officer/panel member for the local housing authority and a mediator for the courts of the State of Georgia.

Gene McNease (1965) served on the international board of directors and discovered a fantastic means of seeing and studying history through Rotary International’s Fellowship of Tennis Players.

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