News & Stories

Nov 30, 2018

Pre-Vet student Jessie Cathcart (19c) stepped out of her comfort zone into the field of public health this summer in the Student Worksite Experience Program at the CDC.

Nov 19, 2018

Geology student Emily Larrimore (19c) has gone global! Her trip to India last summer is the second time she has traveled abroad in her time at Berry.

Nov 15, 2018

Love the aquarium? You don’t have to study marine biology to work there! The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is one of the largest in the world. It’s home to fish, penguins, sharks, whales and now Berry alumni Spencer Miller and Taylor Moore.

Nov 9, 2018

Just 10 days after graduation, Jake Hager (18C) accepted the job which includes managing more than 65 programs for the state of Georgia, including tax credits, housing assistance, state community service and much more. Jake’s work is primarily with the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Team as a Development Associate with a focus on long term recovery strategies for the South Georgia cities and counties affected by hurricanes.

Oct 26, 2018

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to helping people change their behaviors. Berry College Assistant Professor Thom Ratkos describes it as “the study of how the environment, especially consequences, determine behavior.

Oct 18, 2018

The National Association of Student Affairs Administrators has named Berry College Chief of Staff Debbie Heida a “Pillar of the Profession” for her service to students and higher education.

Oct 12, 2018

2018 grad Bekah (Fortney) Baxter took her passion for service and leadership to the next level in her sophomore year at Berry when she created “Chosen Vessels”- a non-profit dedicated to encouraging, equipping and empowering leaders in ministries in developing countries around the globe.

Sep 28, 2018

Anna Walker (class of 2018) recently accepted a job with Student Leadership University, a non-profit professional youth development organization, as an Administrator and Program Assistant.

Sep 18, 2018

Working to save threatened coral species while getting up close with sharks and dolphins is just how Berry student Rose Blanchard wanted to spend her summer.

Sep 7, 2018

The river has always been a place of connection for Karli Riley. The 2017 grad is now the Program Manager for Coosa Riverkeeper, an Alabama-based river conservation group.

Aug 31, 2018

Berry alum and LSU Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Elizabeth “Kip” Webster (09C) always tells people about what a special place Berry is.

Aug 17, 2018

From a summer internship with the In Touch Ministries’ digital team to accepting a morning news producer job with WRCB in Chattanooga, the past few months have been quite eventful for Allie Pritchett (class of 2018).

Aug 10, 2018

With a passion for writing and a love of the French language, 2018 graduate Allie Crain has found the perfect job – promoting Georgia Tech’s international campus in Metz, France.

Aug 3, 2018

Elizabeth, Hannah and Rachel are known at Berry as a triple threat of leadership, service and athleticism.

Jul 26, 2018

Nick O’Connor, a 2018 grad, credits much of his success to the experiences he gained at Berry through the student work program. As an accounting and finance major with a German minor, Nick worked as part of the Berry Student Enterprises Support Team in accounting and was promoted to team lead by his junior year.

Jul 17, 2018

Kassie Jones, Berry’s former Student Government Association president, is headed to graduate school to earn her master’s in public service and administration. It’s a path that makes sense for this 2018 grad who has spent her time at Berry serving others.

Jul 13, 2018

Serving disadvantaged communities is something many Berry students are passionate about. That’s why Abby Newman (class of 2018) is headed to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Jun 22, 2018

Berry 2018 graduate Katie Doremus’s “aha” moment came during her junior year. She found a strong Christian community at Formation Weekend, which became the support system through the rest of her time at college.

Jun 15, 2018

Chemistry major Cleo Evans (class of 2018) is headed to Vanderbilt University to earn a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Cleo credits her chemistry professors with helping her apply for her current job at Peach State Labs and the graduate school application process.

Jun 7, 2018

Finding what drives you is one of many reasons people come to Berry. Animal science major Alex Dhom (class of 2018) discovered his interest in immunology through his advisor Dr. Laura Flatow and his Berry College Integrity in Leadership mentor Dr. Tom Wilson, whose experiences and wisdom as a veterinarian greatly influenced him.

Jun 1, 2018

William Newman (a 2018 grad) knows a thing or two about physics. By the time he graduated, he had already worked with two professors on their research projects and contributed to two publications—the American Journal of Physics and Month Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

May 23, 2018

Four years ago, freshman Hannah Parker (18C) arrived at Berry scared and unsure of herself. Fast-forward to today, and Hannah is headed to Wake Forest University to pursue a master’s degree in health and exercise science.

May 4, 2018

Sarah Cooper (19c) was looking for a college where she could ride on a competitive equestrian team while working as a paid researcher in a science lab. Only one college fit her criteria – Berry!

May 2, 2018

During her time at Berry as a political science student and Bonner scholar, Jasmine Rangel (17C) got interested in public policy. Now, she works as an associate at the New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps Program at the Bonner Foundation, a national service oriented organization.

Apr 11, 2018

Tyler Vaughan loves to solve puzzles and one of the puzzles he’s most enjoyed solving at Berry is that of his future profession. Tyler came to Berry from Ringgold, Georgia, thinking he wanted to pursue a career as an actor.

Apr 11, 2018

Keiley Ayers, a senior from Ohio, dreamed of being a vet but she never imagined getting “up close and personal” with a giraffe. But that’s exactly what happened during an internship after her junior year in South Africa on the Safari4U veterinary program. Transporting giraffes from one setting to another, she guided them with ropes. “It was amazing to see those beautiful animals up close and personal!”

Apr 11, 2018

Avery James is building a remarkable record at Berry: the junior is a talented poet and a top psychology student who is a two-time state forensics champion competing at a national level. She volunteers with developmentally challenged children and is working on securing an internship at a nonprofit serving homeless women and children.

Mar 23, 2018

In her four years at Berry, senior Jennifer Wayman has worked as a veterinary assistant and research assistant as well as held positions at the horse barn, beef cattle unit, and the Berry student enterprises. “I have been able to invest myself in my on-campus jobs and develop quality relationships,” says Jennifer, an Animal Science/ Pre-Vet major.

Jan 12, 2018

Combining two fields of work is something David Bayne (06C) has excelled at with his degrees in government and public health. David was recently named deputy chief of staff at the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Dec 8, 2017

After growing up in a family of law enforcement officers, it was only natural that Brittany Ferrell would be interested in the justice system. Now the 2013 Berry grad is one of 12 studying in the forensics concentration of the Nova Southeastern University doctoral psychology program.

Sep 27, 2017

Mathematics major Hannah Marr (18c) headed to Maine this past summer for a software development internship with legendary outdoors retailer L.L. Bean. As a result of her finance team internship, L.L. Bean is continuing to use software tests that Hannah built.

Jun 9, 2017

Haley Fortune (14C) has found her true path working at George Washington’s historic home, Mount Vernon. Haley always wanted to work in museums and when she learned Berry had a museum and archive on campus, she was sold! By participating in Berry’s premier Work Experience Program she worked at the Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum and the Martha Berry Digital Archives.

May 18, 2017

Leadership Fellows Taylor Anthony (18c) and Jessie Moore (19c) got a firsthand look at lawmaking as part of the Georgia Legislative Internship Program this spring. As two out of 30 students, they took advantage of the exclusive opportunity to network, shadow and work closely with Georgia politicians at the State Capitol.

Jan 27, 2017

Brittany Miller (16C) never missed a chance to engage with Berry’s community. This math major joined in the fun whenever possible, from intramural soccer to student/faculty brain games in the physics lounge.

Nov 11, 2016

Berry has a knack for helping students think outside the box. Kyle Harris (16C), an exceptional student and track star, anticipated going into a career in physical therapy with his bachelor’s of science in biochemistry.

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