News & Stories

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.

Sep 13, 2019

Recent graduate Kevin Grier was never one to sit still. As a business management major, he gained real-world experience through a variety of positions at Berry. He worked for Viking Furniture, Enrollment Management, Residence Life, the Cage Center, and Physical Plant.

Sep 6, 2019

Berry College Athletics’ dynamic duo, Adekale Ande and Bryce Koon, found parallel paths after graduating in 2019. Adekale and Bryce are now working as athletic communications graduate assistants.

Aug 30, 2019

Being surrounded by 27,000 acres of idyllic forests, pastures, and castles of our own, it’s hard for anyone to lose their love for fairy tales and the wonders of imagination here at Berry. 2019 graduate Ally Smith used her passion for the Walt Disney Company and the resources provided by Berry to turn her desire to work for the Mouse into a reality.

Aug 22, 2019

Just days after graduating from Berry in May, Sarah Sprague picked up her life and moved to Miami, Florida. There the exercise science major/psychology minor is now pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Aug 16, 2019

Berry’s expansive campus gave 2019 graduate Nigel Groce-Wright the unique opportunity to combine his love for mountain biking with academic research. Now, he’ll attend graduate school at Virginia Tech on a full scholarship.

Aug 7, 2019

Meghan Albritton’s Berry experience has prepared her to continue to explore the world by pursuing a teaching career abroad. Meghan graduated this year with a major in Spanish and environmental science and a minor in anthropology.

Aug 2, 2019

Carson Oakes (19C) is at his best when he is helping others succeed. Now, the recent graduate is about to begin a career as an account executive with Double the Donation, a fundraising company based in Atlanta.

Jul 26, 2019

Recent graduate Hannah Rice Regennitter is preparing for a new school year—this time, as the teacher! This August, she will begin a new job as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at West End Elementary School in Rome, Ga.

Jul 19, 2019

Recent marketing and finance graduate Tricia Thomas (19C) has gone from graduation to the workplace! Following an internship last summer, she has accepted a consulting job with Cerner, an information technology company based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jul 11, 2019

Recent graduate Trent Griner is making a career out of caring for people. He will be pursuing a career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at the South Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jul 3, 2019

Recent nursing graduate Danielle Bowling is now working at the Cardiac Stepdown Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a nurse technician and will start as a registered nurse in July. But she’s prepared for the pressure after her Berry experiences.

Jun 27, 2019

Recent graduate Derrell Mims (19C) left more than a legacy on the football field during his time at Berry. He left a mark on hearts all over campus through his leadership, determination and love for Christ.

Jun 21, 2019

Four years of higher education wasn’t enough for Mahmood Abdellatif, as he plans to attend law school this fall. “Berry is home to so many supporters who have nominated me for different opportunities, given me endless advice, and helped me find the right direction when I was at a crossroad,” Mahmood said.

Jun 14, 2019

Comforting new freshmen was the perfect job at Berry for education major Megan Radosta.

Jun 11, 2019

From designing clothes for Berry’s theatre department, to being a Lettie Pate Whitehead scholar, sophomore Trinity Hutchins is making her mark on Berry.

Jun 7, 2019

Nursing graduate Kayla Sangrey found her passion for health care while successfully balancing her career as a collegiate athlete at Berry.

Jun 5, 2019

Over 2,000 miles from her alma mater, 2018 graduate Camille DeBrun is thriving in a fast-paced environment as a lead technical recruiter for Marius Group in Los Angeles. Combining her passion for communication with a boutique tech recruiting agency was the perfect mix for this public relations and Spanish double major.

May 20, 2019

Senior Jessie Moore is heading to CARE USA this summer before moving into the International Affairs graduate program at Georgia Tech. But she didn’t always have it figured out.

May 20, 2019

Anna-Carson Uhelski (Class of 2014) will graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Center College of Medicine at the end of May 2019. She is on her way to achieving her dream job of being an oncologist working with adult cancer patients.

May 20, 2019

Berry alumnus Ben Riggs began his time at Berry with an end goal in mind: to get to law school and the White House. With little surprise, he has accomplished both.

May 20, 2019

New graduate Alex Sanchez’s passion for serving others has lead her on an unexpected path of discovering her voice and excitement for the future.

May 17, 2019

Recent graduate Alex Beato learned what the value of a Berry education truly meant to her through years of academic internships, work opportunities and mentors. “Berry has made an incredible difference in my life,” Alex says. “I knew I was getting an opportunity of a lifetime when I chose to come here, but never did I imagine I would have the experience these past four years have given me.”

May 10, 2019

Erin Stewart was a non-traditional Berry student who finally reached her goal after persisting through many setbacks. Erin, who is 28 and married, graduated in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. Before coming to Berry, she attended several different colleges and changed her major.

Apr 29, 2019

Berry College alumnus John Herd never imagined he’d end up across the country from where he grew up, but he sure is glad he did. Now calling Seattle home, John and his team design how people shop with Amazon’s Alexa.

Apr 26, 2019

It’s hard work keeping superheroes looking good, but Hannah Greene is up to the task. Since graduating from Berry College in 2006, Hannah has worked in New York and Los Angeles as a costume designer for major films and television , including “Avengers: Infinity Wars” and “Captain Marvel.”

Apr 17, 2019

Recent Berry College grad Jennifer Cortez is spreading the joy of learning to children and adults in the Galapagos Islands. From the start, the 2018 grad knew she wanted to be a teacher but not just any teacher. Jennifer wanted her teaching to make a difference, to matter.

Mar 25, 2019

Senior creative technologies major Patrick Groh is taking his considerable experience in programming and innovation to Yulista Aviation in Hunstville, Alabama, for a full-time, paid internship as soon as he graduates.

Mar 25, 2019

Senior animal science major Nabilah Curtis is on her way to veterinary school after graduation and has been accepted to two programs including the University of Georgia.

Mar 25, 2019

Spanish and anthropology double major Kate Lewis is finishing off her senior year at Berry before heading to Colombia to teach English with the Peace Corps.

Mar 25, 2019

Senior early childhood education major Alex Perry is taking his wealth of experience as a student teacher to Success Academy Charter Schools in New York after graduation.

Mar 22, 2019

Junior management major Jorie Hodapp has big dreams for her small business, “Jorie Cakes,” thanks to the resources and support from Berry.

Mar 21, 2019

Senior accounting major Justen Booket is prepared for the business world — thanks to his experiences at Berry.

Mar 21, 2019

Senior Amber Kelley may have arrived at Berry undecided about her trajectory in life, but she will be graduating in spring on a definite path toward becoming a medical chemistry researcher.

Mar 21, 2019

Chelsea Mazies is a senior psychology major intent on becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Feb 28, 2019

Jake Doiron, a senior headed to medical school, found his passion doing research with chemistry professors at Berry.

Feb 22, 2019

Senior Beth Anne DeKeizer came into Berry with a dream of becoming a museum curator. After testing the waters as a curator at Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum, she learned that it wasn’t where her passion really lies. Thanks to connections she developed at Berry, Beth Anne started working behind the scenes for the student-run multimedia website Viking Fusion, and began to find her passion.

Feb 8, 2019

Berry alumnus James Padgett (2018 grad) is working as a nuclear engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Last year, James graduated with two degrees from two schools. How? He was a member of Berry’s Dual-Degree Engineering program, which allows students to acquire both a meaningful liberal arts education and a world-class technical education.

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