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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 Grettie Reifenberger is working toward 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 has given 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 has 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.

Jan 6, 2022

Bibhu Chapagain will head into his summer internship well prepared to expand his knowledge about personal financial management. He has gained meaningful and practical experience thanks to his position as a student financial analyst and mentoring by Berry Board of Trustee Buster Wright and SGA President Asa Owens.

Dec 16, 2021

Kaitlyn Kosten ’22 plans on a career as an aerospace engineer and ultimately a mission specialist. To get her dreams off the ground, she enrolled in Berry’s dual-degree engineering program, works as a research assistant and holds two internships.

Dec 1, 2021

Supported by Berry faculty and alumni connections, Jacqueline Lea ’21 is applying her talents as a technical writer for a CPA-led business advisory firm.

Nov 18, 2021

Accounting major Devin Grier ’22 has an internship with Harbin Clinic’s accounting department in Rome, Georgia, where he’s gaining real-world experience before graduating to pursue a Master of Finance and earn a CPA.

Nov 11, 2021

Biology major Abby Wiseman used connections at Berry to land an internship combining her interests in wildlife behavior and management.

Nov 4, 2021

Senior communication major leverages skills, academics and connections to prepare for a career in film.

Oct 21, 2021

Hannah Marr Tittle ’18 leveraged her student work experience at Berry to launch her career at L.L. Bean while developing a bridal business start-up called Clique in Style.

Oct 14, 2021

Erika Sprecher ’21, a marketing and management major with minors in animal science and entrepreneurship and innovation, is beginning her post-graduate career on a roll.

Oct 7, 2021

Being a Gate of Opportunity Scholar has given Nathania Cortes ’22 the discipline and experience she’ll apply as a high school English teacher.

Sep 16, 2021

After working in on-campus ministries and in the Chaplain’s Office at Berry, Zion Brown ’21 is thriving as a young adults resident at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, working to foster community for young people in the surrounding area.

Sep 8, 2021

After observing the life-enhancing effects of physical therapy, Estefany Carrillo chose to major in exercise science and landed a spot in a prestigious program.

Sep 1, 2021

In pursuit of a veterinary career, Devin Saunders ’22 is bolstering his academic record with research and service experiences at Berry.

Aug 18, 2021

Communication major Michael Cheeves landed a job as assistant editor of the musical film Spirited (2022)— featuring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell — because of Ruth Baker, the mentor who instilled musical knowledge and encouraged him to dream big.

Aug 12, 2021

Hunter Maddox ’17 moved up quickly in his E*Trade career, shaped by entrepreneurship, travel abroad and practical business experience at Berry.

Aug 4, 2021

Rachel LeRoy ’15 was one of the first Berry students to participate in HackBerry Lab, a campus-centered makerspace designed to test students’ creative limits. Also leveraging experiences as a student-athlete and supervisory skills gained through Berry Student Enterprises, she earned an M.S. in human computer interaction and now manages user experience research teams at Facebook.

Jul 22, 2021

Nick Fernandez ’21, an MBA student at American University, is focused on expanding Upsway Marketing LLC, which he founded after studying entrepreneurship and innovation at Berry.

Jul 6, 2021

Noah Howie ’21 came to Berry knowing he wanted to major in environmental sciences. His desire to protect and preserve wild spaces prepared him to work on prescribed burn teams at Berry and land an internship with The Nature Conservancy.

Jun 24, 2021

Psychology major Leslie Gutierrez ’22 says a variety of mentors provided a support system when she started college and have instilled the work ethic and transferable skills that will help her thrive when she pursues a graduate degree in clinical or forensic psychology.

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.

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