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Nov 4, 2022

During college, there are numerous opportunities available to students. How do students choose? Reese Chatman ’25, a current communication major and a Gate Scholar, shares his internship experience and how he made it all work.

Oct 20, 2022

Once upon a time, Emily Treon ’22 wanted to be a vet. However, after hands-on experiences and courses in animal nutrition, she discovered there was more to animal science than she ever imagined.

Oct 14, 2022

When asked why she wants a doctorate, Christy Waters ’16 has a clear answer. She believes in the power of mentoring relationships in college, which has influenced her desire to teach.

Oct 11, 2022

Luke Steel ’21 is putting his creative technologies experiences to work in his position as the makerspace specialist at the Georgia Cyber Center. He attributes his success to his campus job, his undergraduate mentor and the tight-knit Berry community.

Sep 27, 2022

Vanessa Belanger ’22, who majored in political science and religion, found a community and home playing with the Berry Women’s Soccer team. She also discovered her passion to make the world a better place in the nonprofit sector.

Sep 21, 2022

Now a technology strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Togoryamba (Togor) Nunghe ’16 took full advantage of Berry connections to advance her career. For students looking to chart a similar path, Togor emphasizes the power of the Berry alumni network.

Sep 6, 2022

Graduate student Jake Weitkamp ’22 came to Berry to play football and earn an excellent education — but along the way, he grew leadership skills and a commitment to serving students.

Aug 31, 2022

Well equipped with his computer science degree and critical thinking skills, alumnus Cal Supik ’14 finds himself at the forefront of the software industry and in a career that he enjoys each day.

Aug 24, 2022

Spending the summer conducting research with a team in the Democratic Republic of Congo, alumnus Daniel Hanberry ’21 tapped into Berry experiences while investigating Ebola diagnosis methods and assessing social media activity to ascertain public opinion of COVID-19.

Aug 17, 2022

Ross McDuffie ’07 became president of Madison Media Partners, a multimedia company in Madison, Wisconsin. He attributes the foundation of his success to the communication department’s forward-thinking coursework and opportunities to work with faculty.

Aug 10, 2022

Studying international affairs and participating in Model UN provided Michael Howard ’14 with valuable skills he uses as a logistician with Operation Christmas Child, an initiative of Samaritan’s Purse.

Aug 2, 2022

Nancy Belle Hansford ’21 fell into her winemaking on a whim, and now she’s using her communication degree and Berry connections to grow her business.

Jul 5, 2022

Before Anna Helton ’16 attended Berry College, she never dreamed of becoming a software engineer. But thanks to the guidance of a professor, she is building creative solutions for clients and thriving in her career.

Jun 27, 2022

Derek Detweiler ’03 is designing video games he dreamed of building as kid. But as a double major in computer science and math, he never realized how influential his professor’s teaching style or his campus job experience would be.

Jun 23, 2022

Jess Ramos ’19 loves all things data — and is thrilled to see Berry launch a data science major.

Jun 17, 2022

As an undergraduate, Bailey Merlin ’15 learned how to use creative writing as a therapeutic tool in working with communities. This training set her on a previously unimagined path.

May 12, 2022

Berry’s latest Goldwater Scholar — the fourth in five years — looks forward to a promising career in medical research.

Apr 21, 2022

Vanessa Rice ’23 is packing her bags for a once-in-a-lifetime experience abroad. A recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship, she will travel to Ankara, Turkey, for nine weeks to study the Turkish language.

Feb 24, 2022

Terrell Clark ’03, a key player in portfolio management for a global sports brand, attributes professional success to an understanding of international culture and politics plus the values that Berry instilled.

Feb 17, 2022

Berry alumnus John Mbaku ’77 — a professor of economics, international scholar and attorney — utilizes the value system instilled in him at Berry to leave the world a better place than he found it, like Martha Berry, our founder.

Feb 11, 2022

Hester Parks ’95 leverages her accounting and finance majors and Berry work experiences in running her award-winning business, Park Avenue Events.

Feb 10, 2022

Exercise science major Gretchen Reifenberger plans a career as a registered dietitian — having made the most of research opportunities at Berry.

Feb 10, 2022

Grace Eckstein ’22 knew she wanted to help others by pursuing a nursing career. Berry gave her the opportunity to learn and build leadership skills — especially in its cutting-edge nursing simulation lab.

Feb 4, 2022

Michelle Little has used the skills she learned as a head resident assistant to help her further excel in her field as a family medicine physician in Dalton, GA.

Feb 2, 2022

Biochemistry major Mason Hemstreet ’22 gets the coaching needed to enter medical school while competing on the soccer field.

Feb 2, 2022

Rich Morrison ’22, a political science and psychology major, is prepared for the rigors of law school. He says the humanities and on-campus jobs have equipped him to assess situations and understand human behavior.

Feb 2, 2022

Biochemistry major Will Bannister ’22 knew he wanted to go into healthcare before he came to Berry, but his decision was sealed after he learned about the One Health program that is strengthening his plans for a career in public health and medicine. Services opportunities cemented his commitment to underserved populations.

Feb 2, 2022

Vanessa Fowler ’22 is using her talents in writing, psychology, and forensics to create a career in coaching and communicating. Berry set her up to succeed.

Feb 2, 2022

With her sights set on a future in mechanical or aerospace engineering, Kya Wiggins ’22 tapped into a network of opportunities for undergraduate research, accelerated learning and practical experience that will give her a competitive edge.

Feb 2, 2022

Graduating with a degree in marketing and management, Breelan Baxter ’21 was prepared to take on a job in event planning thanks to the first-hand experiences and connections she garnered at Berry.

Feb 1, 2022

Excited about attending veterinary school, Raven Washington ’22 made the most of her final semester at Berry — completing research for her senior thesis as well as her final season on the women’s basketball team.

Feb 1, 2022

As a performer and choreographer, Elena Baker ’22 is taking her art to new heights by producing a short film that uses dance to translate the rhythms and movements of wildfires, glaciers, ocean tides and wind patterns — raising awareness about the environment.

Jan 31, 2022

With a keen interest in social psychology, Lynneatte Quenin ’22 stepped up her skills in data analytics to research empathy, especially how the intensity of a person’s emotional state influences their decisions.

Jan 31, 2022

Through Berry’s STEMTeach program, Josh Smith ’22 is a Noyce Scholar mentored by a local high school teacher while accumulating meaningful hours in the classroom. This opportunity gives him a competitive edge in landing a teaching job as a math teacher upon graduation.

Jan 27, 2022

As a first-year mentor in the Office of Academic Transitions, Noah Isherwood found his calling to work in higher education. He’s also gained professional experience in the Center for Personal and Professional Development.

Jan 26, 2022

The future of Allison Ivey ’22 is bright. After graduation, she is set to work as an audit intern for a Big Four accounting firm and earn a Master of Accountancy at the University of Tennessee, with the eventual goal of transferring her skills to a career in real estate.

Jan 12, 2022

Having hands-on experience working with a variety of animals while managing one of Berry’s student-run enterprises is giving Jacob Bronkema ’23 the knowledge and skills to earn a degree in veterinary medicine and run his own business.

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