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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.

Oct 15, 2019

Recent graduate Bruno Rosa made his mark both inside and outside the studio during his time at Berry. His involvement and the connections he made at Berry are what set him up for his current job with Warner Media at Turner Studios.

Sep 27, 2019

Berry alumna Sarah Steffan wasn’t one to limit herself. Instead, she found the common thread in all of her interests: a dedication to improving the lives of others. “I know my path seems scattered or unconventional, but the driving force behind my changes has always been people,” Sarah said.

Sep 20, 2019

Daniel Alligood changed his path while at Berry, but has returned to the Rome community in pursuit of his dream to earn a medical degree.

Aug 22, 2019

Just days after graduating from Berry in May, Sarah Sprague picked up her life and moved to Miami, Florida. There the exercise science major/psychology minor is now pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Aug 7, 2019

Meghan Albritton’s Berry experience has prepared her to continue to explore the world by pursuing a teaching career abroad. Meghan graduated this year with a major in Spanish and environmental science and a minor in anthropology.

Aug 2, 2019

Carson Oakes (19C) is at his best when he is helping others succeed. Now, the recent graduate is about to begin a career as an account executive with Double the Donation, a fundraising company based in Atlanta.

Jul 26, 2019

Recent graduate Hannah Rice Regennitter is preparing for a new school year—this time, as the teacher! This August, she will begin a new job as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at West End Elementary School in Rome, Ga.

Jul 19, 2019

Recent marketing and finance graduate Tricia Thomas (19C) has gone from graduation to the workplace! Following an internship last summer, she has accepted a consulting job with Cerner, an information technology company based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jul 11, 2019

Recent graduate Trent Griner is making a career out of caring for people. He will be pursuing a career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at the South Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jul 3, 2019

Recent nursing graduate Danielle Bowling is now working at the Cardiac Stepdown Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a nurse technician and will start as a registered nurse in July. But she’s prepared for the pressure after her Berry experiences.

Jun 27, 2019

Recent graduate Derrell Mims (19C) left more than a legacy on the football field during his time at Berry. He left a mark on hearts all over campus through his leadership, determination and love for Christ.

Jun 21, 2019

Four years of higher education wasn’t enough for Mahmood Abdellatif, as he plans to attend law school this fall. “Berry is home to so many supporters who have nominated me for different opportunities, given me endless advice, and helped me find the right direction when I was at a crossroad,” Mahmood said.

Jun 14, 2019

Comforting new freshmen was the perfect job at Berry for education major Megan Radosta.

Jun 7, 2019

Nursing graduate Kayla Sangrey found her passion for health care while successfully balancing her career as a collegiate athlete at Berry.

Jun 5, 2019

Over 2,000 miles from her alma mater, 2018 graduate Camille DeBrun is thriving in a fast-paced environment as a lead technical recruiter for Marius Group in Los Angeles. Combining her passion for communication with a boutique tech recruiting agency was the perfect mix for this public relations and Spanish double major.

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Recent marketing and finance graduate Tricia Thomas (19C) has gone from graduation to the workplace! Following an internship last summer, she has accepted a consulting job with Cerner, an information technology company based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jul 3, 2019

Recent nursing graduate Danielle Bowling is now working at the Cardiac Stepdown Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a nurse technician and will start as a registered nurse in July. But she’s prepared for the pressure after her Berry experiences.

Jun 14, 2019

Comforting new freshmen was the perfect job at Berry for education major Megan Radosta.

May 20, 2019

Senior Jessie Moore is heading to CARE USA this summer before moving into the International Affairs graduate program at Georgia Tech. But she didn’t always have it figured out.

May 20, 2019

Berry alumnus Ben Riggs began his time at Berry with an end goal in mind: to get to law school and the White House. With little surprise, he has accomplished both.

May 17, 2019

Recent graduate Alex Beato learned what the value of a Berry education truly meant to her through years of academic internships, work opportunities and mentors. “Berry has made an incredible difference in my life,” Alex says. “I knew I was getting an opportunity of a lifetime when I chose to come here, but never did I imagine I would have the experience these past four years have given me.”

May 10, 2019

Erin Stewart was a non-traditional Berry student who finally reached her goal after persisting through many setbacks. Erin, who is 28 and married, graduated in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. Before coming to Berry, she attended several different colleges and changed her major.

Apr 29, 2019

Berry College alumnus John Herd never imagined he’d end up across the country from where he grew up, but he sure is glad he did. Now calling Seattle home, John and his team design how people shop with Amazon’s Alexa.

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