News & Stories

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.

Jul 22, 2020

Darryl Delsoin applied social entrepreneurship learned at Berry to develop a project focused on providing a safe, healthy option for cooking fuel in his home country.

Jul 16, 2020

Ben Majors thrived in leadership positions, all while preparing for a career in medicine.

Jun 2, 2020

2020 grad Chris Arnold took every opportunity he could to engage with the campus community while pursuing a biochemistry major and a career in medicine.

May 19, 2020

Genesis Leggett ’20 recently graduated with four years of sports information work and a double major in communication and sports administration on her resume. Next up: a master’s degree.

May 5, 2020

Kristy Crooks ’98 led her laboratory in making a clinical diagnostic test for COVID-19 under a serious time crunch.

Apr 28, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggie Law Will ’15 leans on the training she received from the nursing program at Berry as well support from the community of Rome, Ga.

Apr 22, 2020

Cassie LaJeunesse ’20 is set to graduate with two years of experience running Berry’s campus newspaper as the editor-in-chief.

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 13, 2020

Jenny Coelho ’20, who is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, has big plans for graduate school and beyond.

Mar 13, 2020

The sky's the limit for 2020 grad Lexikay Stokes. Thanks to her work with Berry’s student-run multimedia site, Viking Fusion, she is ready for anything the media industry throws at her.

Mar 13, 2020

Alex Gonzalez ’20 came to Berry to study animal science, but changing his major to finance fueled his interest in wealth management.

Mar 13, 2020

Madison Barshick ’20 dreamed of being an equine veterinarian but found her calling as a researcher thanks to supportive mentors in Berry’s biology department.

Mar 12, 2020

As the peer education coordinator with Berry’s Counseling Center, senior psychology student Callie Whitesell embraced her role as a public health advocate and is now headed to graduate school.

Mar 12, 2020

With the support of Berry’s pre-health advisor and fellow pre-medical students, Bailey was accepted into medical school as a junior and will start his studies this July.

Mar 11, 2020

Victoria Millard ’20 landed a role as the student director of Berry’s English as a Second Language Program, strengthening her classroom skills while researching how students learn languages.

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.

Mar 11, 2020

Emma Chambers ’20 is taking her knowledge of exercise science and Spanish to a doctoral program in physical therapy, with the long-term goal of providing medical care to patients in their first language.

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 19, 2020

Through leadership training and hands-on experience, this marketing and finance major has turned his Berry job and internship opportunities into a career that has taken him to the Washington, D.C., area and the snowy mountains of Alaska.

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.

Feb 5, 2020

: Senior economics student Rosa Brenes Rodriguez left Costa Rica to study at Berry. Now she is ready to make her mark on the world.

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 20, 2019

In October, the Berry College Theatre Company competed at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Professional State Audition Screenings. Out of almost 300 auditionees, Berry student Hannah Avery received the highest score.

Nov 11, 2019

Like many college students, 2015 graduate Amanda Petersen Barney came to Berry with a plan. She entered as a communication major with the intent of becoming a journalist, but after taking several political science and government classes she discovered a real interest in the law.

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.

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