News & Stories

Dec 16, 2020

Berry’s comprehensive LifeReady Campaign closed this fall after raising more than $135 million in support of scholarships, facilities and programs that already are changing lives and enhancing opportunity for Berry students.

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Amelia “Mimi” Hofstetter and Dr. Yuko Sato never would have met had it not been for Berry. Today, the accomplished scientists and lifelong friends can’t imagine life without each other.

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Beverly Philpot Smith (69C, FFS), Dr. Melanie Peterson Bliss (96C), Karen Houghton (01C), and Chad Michael Nash (13C, FFS) are the 2020 recipients of the Berry Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Dec 16, 2020

Genesis Leggett (20C) lost her opportunity to compete for a national championship in track and field due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the new graduate is optimistic and excited as she pursues career opportunities she discovered as a Berry student.

Dec 16, 2020

Sam (76C, 78G) and Nancy Duval (77C) Ratcliffe met at Berry and were married in the college chapel. Now they have returned as residents of The Spires at Berry College, a new continuing care retirement community that opened in June.

Dec 16, 2020

Kathy Insel Brown (95C) helped Berry win a national championship as a student-athlete. As the new head coach for women’s soccer, she hopes to help a new generation of Vikings achieve similar goals.

Dec 16, 2020

Not even a worldwide pandemic could stop Berry alumni from coming together (virtually) for the college’s annual Mountain Day celebration.

Dec 16, 2020

The Berry College Board of Trustees has tapped new leadership in Chair Rick Gilbert (77c) and Vice Chair Bert Clark (82C), as well as electing three new members and welcoming a fourth in an ex officio capacity.

Dec 16, 2020

The 10-year-old, great great grandson of Thomas Berry sold ice cream on his birthday this year to raise money for the Save a Student Scholarship.

Oct 22, 2020

Berry College alumnus and co-founder of  Atlanticus  Holdings Corporation Rick Gilbert has been named the new chairman of the Berry Board of Trustees.  

Oct 13, 2020

An acclaimed author and Berry College alum discussed his first novel “Lake Life” Oct. 7 at the College Chapel.

Sep 18, 2020

The national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded a Berry College alumnus an $8,500 Fellowship.

Jun 9, 2020

Produced in the midst of a semester like no other, the summer 2020 issue of Berry magazine reflects the resilience of the Berry community in the face of a pandemic.

Jun 9, 2020

Bookstore’s pending conversion to student enterprise, online pitch competition highlight continuing evolution of Berry’s entrepreneurship program.

Jun 9, 2020

Top-level academic leadership changes will give four highly regarded long-time faculty members the chance to take on new roles in fall 2020.

Jun 9, 2020

Expert Mark Aubel (81C) and his Florida-based laboratories are national leaders working to keep dogs – and people – safe from the threat of blue-green algae.

Jun 9, 2020

Martha Berry’s experiences and outlook in the midst of a world war and subsequent flu pandemic offer lessons for our current crisis.

Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Luther McDaniel (99C) saw the need for African American role models in education long before he ever taught a class or drew up a lesson plan.

Jun 9, 2020

The debut of Ford Auditorium’s Bell Recital Hall and the beginning of construction on a new animal science building provided a remarkable climax for Berry’s LifeReady Campaign.

Jun 9, 2020

Junior biochemistry major Darryl Delsoin has maximized his Berry connections in launching an ambitious plan to provide biogas to families in his native Haiti.

Jun 9, 2020

Senior wide receiver Mason Kinsey made Berry history in April when he became the first Viking football player to sign a contract with an NFL team.

Jun 9, 2020

A new website donated by Jeff Jahn (07C) and his award-winning Dynamix team provides a platform for showcasing stories of Berry service during COVID-19.

Jun 9, 2020

Taylor Paul Worland (10C) has a gift for shining light into darkness, speaking love into silence and bringing hope to hurting hearts.

Apr 13, 2020

Concerned about exhausted health care workers and a staggering number of patients, Rebecca Land Segrest ’02, a registered nurse, headed to New York City. She packed more than a suitcase—she also took a lot of faith

Apr 9, 2020

A major in biology at Berry and a promising career in nursing led Walt Wiley ’07 to an administrative position in emergency services in metro Atlanta.

Mar 11, 2020

When MaryBeth Rowland ’19 needed to make decisions early in her college career, her mentor stepped in, paving the way to a biology major and doctoral studies in biological studies at the University of Alabama.

Feb 26, 2020

This 2000 graduate leverages education and language skills gained at Berry in her work at Cornell University’s Alliance for Science.

Feb 13, 2020

Accounting major Gabrielle Evans ’17 learned early at Berry to be self-aware whether moving smoothly through life or encountering obstacles — an attitude that serves her well as an accounting analyst in a fast-paced business environment.

Jan 29, 2020

A community health course introduced Abby Thomas ’14 to the Miracle Field at the Rome Braves Stadium, which sparked a desire to work with people of all abilities.

Jan 22, 2020

Callie Starnes came to Berry determined to learn the news industry. She left prepared to mold and lead journalists while creating a meaningful life.

Jan 15, 2020

Jason Hatfield ’17 arrived at Berry eager to pursue a career in veterinary medicine—until research with animal science faculty altered his path.

Jan 9, 2020

Amanda Tomlinson ’20 arrived at Berry unsure of her path. But with a firm foundation in environmental science and geology—plus the support of a caring mentor—she is set to soar when she graduates this spring.

Dec 19, 2019

Courtney Lonsway ’18 arrived at Berry with a love of history. But by the end of her freshman year, she doubled her academic interests to major in history and minor in art. This decision propelled Courtney through a rich combination of courses, study abroad and internships, including a stint at The Carter Center.

Dec 13, 2019

Majoring in mathematics with a computer science concentration took Alan Young ’17 on a journey of real-world training and creative development during his time at Berry.

Dec 6, 2019

As the assistant deputy director for climate and energy at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Angie Lottes ’09 plays a pivotal role in fighting catastrophic wildfires on the West Coast. A love for the natural world, intellectual drive and work opportunities at Berry laid the foundation to this challenging—and rewarding—career.

Nov 19, 2019

Fifty years ago, Evelyn Hamilton and Beverly Smith graduated from Berry College – becoming the school’s first African American graduates. Their achievement and success was celebrated at a recent gala hosted by Berry College’s African American Alumni Chapter.

Oct 25, 2019

For as long as 2018 grad Emmie Cornell can remember, she has loved learning about the environment. It’s only natural that her chosen career path would take her to a nonprofit in West Virginia where she currently works as the watershed manager for the Friends of Blackwater conservation organization.

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