Shining Through Service

Berry College students, faculty and staff spent their time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day making a difference in the Rome/Floyd County community.

The volunteers teamed up with 11 community partners, including Rome Health and Rehabilitation, James Floyd State Park and the Hospitality House Thrift Store.

“MLK Day was such a great experience for us to be able to give back to the community beyond Berry,” freshman David Lindsey said. “Martha founded this school in the hopes that we would give back on what has been given to us, this was truly the first time I understood that.”

As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “In some not too distant tomorrow, the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” Through the practice of ‘Head, Heart and Hands,’ Berry College strives to be part of that tomorrow as much as possible, and works toward achieving that goal in every way that it can.
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Victoria Mashburn and Student Supervisor Alexi Bell. Photos by Staff Photographer Brant Sanderlin and student photographers Lindsey Campbell and Jacob Bushey