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Jun 5, 2024

Berry’s Class of 2024 recently stepped into the world — ready for the challenges and thankful professors who guided them.

May 31, 2024

Recent Berry graduate Morgan Frye is not only a four-time First Team All-SAA honoree and a regional college softball champion, but also a member of the newest class of law students starting at Ohio State University in the fall of 2024.

May 20, 2024

As Rosa Sanchez Alvarado ’24 enters the professional world, her hands-on experiences showcase her competitive skill set in marketing. From crafting campaigns in class to spearheading real-world initiatives, she took advantage of projects and internships while mentoring others.

May 14, 2024

From gaming to problem-solving, Sydney Brown shares how she built an immersive experience, found her place in Hackberry Lab and was shaped into a confident leader ready to take on the world of technology and design.

Apr 30, 2024

One-on-one coaching and classes tailored to real-world scenarios provided the tools this education professional needed to move into management while working full-time.

Apr 12, 2024

Event planner gains competitive edge through tailored MBA program and one-on-one mentoring.

Apr 10, 2024

Three Berry-minted entrepreneurs continue to evolve their clothing line while spreading a message of inclusion.

Apr 4, 2024

Gavin Duncan took advantage of Berry’s nursing program — from small class sizes and faculty mentoring to opportunities to learn about health care abroad though the department’s annual cultural immersive experience in Kenya.

Apr 1, 2024

Jake Weitkamp ’22, who completed undergraduate and MBA degrees at Berry, capitalized on opportunities to pursue academic excellence while growing leadership skills on campus and through work opportunities. His efforts paid off. WestRock Company, a global leader in sustainable paper and packaging solutions, tapped him to join their finance leadership program upon completion of his MBA. “I believe that earning degrees from Berry has been extremely valuable for my career, but my experiences and the relationships I have gained are priceless,” Weitkamp says.

Mar 28, 2024

Psychology major and registered behavior technician Mackenzie Fowler says Berry experiences beyond the classroom and academic advising helped her reach professional goals and apply textbook knowledge in the real world.

Mar 20, 2024

MJ Shaffer always loved technology but discovered the true impact it could have through hands-on coursework, in-depth internships and community engagement at Berry College. Emphasizing solution-driven work and collaboration, MJ encourages computer science students to embrace challenges and try new things.

Mar 11, 2024

Alex Rooks ’24 wants to supply the world with safe, plentiful food. Berry prepared her to conduct genetic research that could produce healthier livestock and prevent human disease.

Feb 28, 2024

Prepared by courses and work experiences at Berry, senior Annabelle Norton took a bite out of the Big Apple during her summer internship with IEX and returned to with a knowledge of fintech and real-world experience in social media and branding.

Feb 15, 2024

Chauncey Brown ’12 didn’t draw a straight line to her future career. Instead, she explored education and people groups, sparking the pursuit of an education policy and analysis master's degree at Harvard as an Equity and Inclusion Fellow.

Feb 7, 2024

Khanaja Scott came to Berry to study creative writing. Along the way, she discovered her talent as an editor and writing coach.

Jan 31, 2024

HR professional Gabby Sanders applies what she learned about human nature, management and professionalism at Berry.

Jan 24, 2024

Rette Solomon ’24 took advantage of Berry’s individually designed major that combined her love of visual storytelling and equestrianism, which helped her land an internship with an international equestrian center and resort.

Jan 16, 2024

Genny Castillo ’08 was named one of the top five Latinas reshaping U.S. politics in 2020 and listed in Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40. Her secret to success? The commitment to service instilled at Berry.

Dec 18, 2023

From sampling streams to reintroducing fish populations to rivers, students majoring in environmental science and studies get their hands wet by engaging in real-world research through community engagement courses, internships and post-graduate experiences.

Dec 7, 2023

Berry’s ESL program — run by students who teach adult English language learners in the Rome community — is going strong. They are eager to serve all who are willing to learn.

Dec 7, 2023

Wesley Romero ’24 accepted a position with Georgia-Pacific following his summer internship. He shares why internships give college students important perspective and a foot in the door.

Nov 28, 2023

Corina Coulter ’25 ended her sophomore year with study abroad in Peru, where she observed and worked with clients in two clinics and a school as a part of Berry’s applied behavior analysis (ABA) program.

Nov 15, 2023

Almost three years into his practice, this alum says Berry’s nursing program offered the clinical and paid job experiences that positioned him for the job market and the realities of a demanding yet rewarding career.

Nov 8, 2023

After a brief transfer to a state university, this business management major returned to Berry with a signature scholarship and support from mentors that bolstered his confidence and facilitated life-changing opportunities.

Nov 2, 2023

From an early age, political science major Brandin Carter ’25 knew he wanted to practice law and dreamed of one day holding public office. Now a junior preparing for the LSAT, he says formative Berry experiences and his summer internship with a district attorney are steppingstones to achieving his goals.

Oct 25, 2023

Physics major Brenden Smothers built a cloud-computing system during his internship and was then hired as the company’s webmaster. He reflects on how Berry encouraged him to pursue his interests and credits his support network for much of his success.

Oct 18, 2023

Jamie Jang started college on a different degree path, but with the guidance of faculty, she charted a course to physician assistant school. Now she’s thriving in her major, volunteer work and on-campus jobs related to health care.

Sep 27, 2023

Abby Hilliard, a marketing and management double major, encourages students not to wait until junior or senior year for an internship. After working as a Harbin Clinic marketing intern, she has new direction and drive to start her junior year.

Sep 20, 2023

As an ambitious student with a variety of interests, Makhia Williams says an internship at Mohawk Industries, an international leader in flooring, is helping her focus career goals.

Sep 6, 2023

Hunter Perez ’23 transferred to Berry and quickly became a leader: research and teaching assistant, dairy shift supervisor and student director of orientation. Now he’s enrolled in graduate school with eyes firmly set on teaching animal science.

Aug 31, 2023

Mathewson Parks ’23 relocated to LA after graduation when he secured a highly sought after internship with the Television Academy Foundation. After a summer in Hollywood, he is now an active producer on two documentaries with the Emmy-nominated studio Elysium Media.

Aug 23, 2023

Kylie Hamilton-Lord has made a name for herself teaching students to love music. Tripling the middle school band size where she was recently employed, she sees the impact her Berry education plays in how she builds community and teaches music.

Aug 15, 2023

Ryan Segall ’23 had a software developer job in hand when he walked across the stage at graduation. Reflecting on his college experience, he expresses the value of small classes, individualized learning and practical application of computer science skills in his on-campus work and internship.

Aug 9, 2023

Lirio Morales Ibarra ’23, who majored in sociology and anthropology, capped off her senior year with an acceptance to Harvard’s Educational Leadership, Organizations and Entrepreneurship Program housed in the Graduate School of Education. She says Berry experiences — especially the opportunity to serve — played a crucial part in her success.

Aug 2, 2023

Initially struggling to find a major that catered to her career aspirations, Dasha Schaaf ’23 decided to pursue an individually designed major in organizational leadership development.

Jul 26, 2023

Bronson Pierce '22 is trading the business world for medical school at Mercer University. Although he had a stable job, he felt unfulfilled. Now, after a degree from Berry, he credits his medical school acceptance to his support team.

Jul 12, 2023

With a desire to live and work abroad, Claire Rowan ’22 gave her teaching credentials a competitive edge, thanks to training at Berry.

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