News & Stories

May 21, 2021

Taylor Blaylock ’21 is the sixth Berry graduate to win the Fulbright grant to teach English abroad. In August, she will move to Taiwan where she will bring to bear all of her experiences in student teaching and her knowledge of supporting English language learners.

Apr 7, 2021

Seth Jolly, a junior majoring in chemistry, received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship awarded to outstanding students in science, mathematics and engineering. Mentored by Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Turlington, Ph.D., he plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Mar 18, 2021

Griffin Davis ’20 majored in economics and finance and took every opportunity to engage in experiences both on and off campus that would help him land a job right after of graduation.

Mar 10, 2021

Michael Clemmons ’06, a biochemistry major, and Elizabeth Callahan Clemmons ’08, an animal science major and veterinarian, met in band at Berry. Both say their academic training and hands-on experiences in the sciences prepared them for their current positions.

Mar 4, 2021

Environmental Studies major gains professional experience while working to reduce food insecurity at local homeless shelter.

Feb 25, 2021

A stint as a volunteer in sea turtle conservation motivated Emilie Davis ’21 to research hatching rates in Costa Rica — positioning her for a veterinary career in wildlife conservation.

Feb 25, 2021

James Hancock came to Berry because of the welcoming community and the opportunity to put his academic training into practice through the LifeWorks program. Having tested his business acumen in student-run businesses and various departments, he is ready to pursue his dream of attending graduate school and becoming a CPA.

Feb 25, 2021

Having received prestigious internships from organizations like the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and the Albert Einstein Institute, the Madeline Clyburn is well prepared to pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics at Clemson University.

Feb 18, 2021

In a year of twists and turns, Camille Hanner ’20, a communication major, landed a position as a digital content specialist and rose within months to become a project manager. Pivotal internships gave her the confidence to succeed in the job market.

Feb 17, 2021

After a year at a state school, Anna Naguszewski ’21 changed her major to animal science and transferred to Berry — for the stellar pre-vet program and faculty mentoring that has prepared her for a career as a public health veterinarian.

Feb 12, 2021

Majoring in exercise science and helping lead research projects based at Berry have given Madelyn Smith ’22 the skillset and confidence to pursue a career as an exercise physiologist and work toward her dream of owning a karate studio.

Feb 11, 2021

A leadership position with Berry’s ESL program led Emily Mather ’21, a Spanish major, to switch career trajectories and follow her dream of working with people in diverse, often neglected communities.

Feb 11, 2021

Drawing from courses in environmental studies and digital storytelling, Bonner Scholar Ross Bryant leverages a creative approach to community service.

Feb 10, 2021

Evan Perry ’21 is prepared to engage non-native speakers of English in diverse pre-K—5 classrooms, thanks to minors in Spanish and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Hands-on teaching opportunities in local schools and in the community further prepared him for an exciting career in education.

Feb 10, 2021

Kenny Morgan ’20 auditioned for a music scholarship at Berry on a whim. He landed a spot in vocal performance and forged a lifelong relationship with the mentor who guided him to grad school in New York City.

Feb 4, 2021

Allie Williams ’21 will enroll in Middle Tennessee State University’s combined M.A. and Ed.S. program in school psychology this fall. With a psychology degree bolstered by a minor in applied behavior analysis, she is ready to advocate for at-risk, developmentally disabled, and intellectually disabled populations.

Feb 4, 2021

Heitor De Paula transitioned from PR student to social media professional without missing a beat—landing a job with a global company the month after graduation.

Feb 3, 2021

Elizabeth Barnett ’20 is fulfilling her desire to create inclusive and loving environments for individuals with disabilities through her position with SOAR Special Needs in Overland Park, Kan.

Jan 21, 2021

Thanks to a rigorous academic curriculum and hands-on training on and off campus, this nursing major hopes “to make some of the toughest moments in people’s lives a little brighter and a little better as their nurse.”

Jan 8, 2021

Leading a team of six fellow students, Sara Myers ’21 found a way to continue tutoring youth at a local children’s home during the pandemic.

Dec 16, 2020

Jacob Bushey ’19 is pursuing a career in graphic design and branding in Nashville, Tenn., thanks to work opportunities and mentoring at Berry.

Dec 1, 2020

As the curator for the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, history grad Anna Tucker builds on experiences she began at Berry over a decade ago.

Nov 18, 2020

James Ross ’15 is pursuing postdoctoral studies in cancer research at Emory University. Mentored by biology and biochemistry faculty at Berry, he worked as a student researcher, which led to success in one of the top immunology research labs in the world.

Oct 28, 2020

Abby Carnill ’18 studied early childhood education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Berry. Now she is living out her dream of teaching kindergarten abroad in Quito, Ecuador.

Oct 26, 2020

Paid professional development at Berry provides eight semesters of on-the-job learning while offering opportunities to develop leadership skills and explore careers.

Oct 26, 2020

As communication major Ben Lord anticipates success in his new corporate career, he reflects on Berry’s unique culture of mentorship.

Oct 20, 2020

As the head coach for the Bluefins, a USA swim team in Carrollton, Ga., Matt Siniard mentors young people, just as he was guided by Berry coaches.

Oct 15, 2020

Berry Instructor Kim Bushnell, who brings a real-world approach to accounting courses, was recently recognized for her commitment to teaching.

Oct 8, 2020

The coronavirus delayed the Berry College Theatre Company’s production of Tartuffe last spring. Despite the compressed timeframe to create elaborate period costumes, student workers persisted in their task.

Sep 17, 2020

A scholarship program and grant-funded research at Berry launched a future in counseling.

Sep 10, 2020

Building on leadership skills gained at Berry and an internship with the U.S. Department of State, Abby Trzyzewski ’20 is positioned for success in graduate school and a career in international affairs.

Sep 3, 2020

Noah Stewart ’17 developed leadership and teamwork skills at Berry that prepared him to face the COVID-19 pandemic as a marketing development manager for the tech-enabled freight forwarder Flexport.

Aug 27, 2020

Education major Josh Woodard ’20 took a job in his hometown to teach kindergarten—the age when he first discovered his love for learning

Aug 19, 2020

While at Berry, Madison Pollock ’20 gained extensive experience in her chosen field, which gave her the confidence to pursue a master’s in social work.

Aug 11, 2020

From tutoring to research, Joseph White’s experiences at Berry will prepare him to serve whole-heartedly in a demanding healthcare career.

Aug 3, 2020

When Connor Garrett and Jawad Mazhir met at Berry, they forged an enduring friendship and business relationship. Today they strategically collaborate in the publishing world while running their own businesses as consultants.

Jul 23, 2020

Lib Lockett ’13 planned to attend veterinary school, but a twist of fate led to a career in medicine. She recently received the J. Paul Ferguson, M.D., Award for Leadership, which is named for a retired Berry trustee.

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