Darlington students visit lab
Members of Berry's A.C.S. chapter hosted a class of students from Darlington School for a tour of the Science building and demonstrations in one of the chemistry laboratories. The students were eager to participate in "hands-on" learning experiences in a college setting.
Geology Students perform tests for proposed shopping center
GEO 420 students and Dr. Tamie Jovanelly performed hydrologic field tests for City of Rome Environmental Planning Office in order to predict the impacts of developing a shopping center on an 84-acre brownfield across from an area park. Their research combined field work and watershed modeling and formal presentations of results to City officials.
Biology Club Service Day
On what was most likely the coldest day of the winter 2004, Biology Club members
volunteered for Service Day. They picked up trash in below-freezing temperatures around and near Armuchee Creek off the Little Texas Valley Road just north of the Berry College campus. The group showed true grit that day (and collected a lot of junk!) in their outreach and service to the community. Pictured left to right are biology majors: Hannah Pruitt, Ellen Johnson, Jessica Ball, Walt Wiley, and Justin Edge. Other Club members also participated.
Each semester mathematics contests are held for students in the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth grades, and high schools in this area. Each contest consists of a written multiple choice exam, and individual ciphering round of ten questions in which students have two minutes to answer each question, and a set of team questions. Medals are awarded to individual students and trophies to schools for their placement in the competition scoring.
Dr. Gallagher's BCC Class Helps Restore Historic Cemetery
Freshmen in Dr. George Gallagher's First Year Seminar assisted City of Rome personnel in restoring headstones in the historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Freshmen Service Day. Some markers had fallen in or had been turned over.
Make a Difference Day
Derek Detweiler, a computer science and mathematics major, volunteers at Habitat for Humanity as part of the College's "Make a Difference Day" program. Many students, faculty and staff of the College look forward to participating in this volunteer day annually. Throughout the year, students volunteer their time and assistance with these and other worthwhile projects.
Nicole Hunter, biology major, volunteered at Angel Express as part of the College's involvement in the national "Make a Difference Day" program.
Michael Davis, biology major, pictured with Michele Barnett, psychology and religion major, volunteers time to check and sort donated toys at the Floyd County Baptist Association as part of the College's "Make a Difference Day" program. Many students, faculty and staff of the College look forward to participating in this volunteer day annually.
John Woods, computer science major, and Lisa Medley, biology major, volunteer at Merrill Gardens, a local retirement community, as part of the College's involvement in the national "Make a Difference Day" program.
Jessica Hughes, biology major, volunteers time to sort through donated clothing at Hospitality House, a local women's shelter, as part of the College's "Make a Difference Day" program.
Renew the Coosa
Berry College's Bill Davin and students Laura Dobbins and Hillary Jones participated in the annual "Renew Our Rivers" cleanup. The 3-day event, sponsored by Georgia Power's Plant Hammond, Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful Commission, BFI Waste Services, Inland Paperboard and Packaging, and other community businesses, attracted numerous volunteers and resulted in the removal of nearly 23 tons of garbage from the Coosa River in Floyd County, Georgia.
Arbor Day Chestnut Planting
A brisk Saturday morning in February found Dr. Martin Cipollini and a group of volunteers, including a number of Berry students, planting chestnut seedlings as some of the initial efforts of the Georgia American Chestnut Foundation to establish the backcross orchard at Berry College. Four different types of chestnuts were planted in an enclosed 1½ acre tract near Berry’s historic Old Mill site. It is hoped that through crossbreeding, the chestnut population can be restored. Chestnut trees have been all but nonexistent in the South since the early1900s when a fungal blight nearly wiped out the tree’s population.
Picture from Rome News-Tribune 2/18/07