News & Stories

Jan 22, 2020

Callie Starnes came to Berry determined to learn the news industry. She left prepared to mold and lead journalists while creating a meaningful life.

Jan 15, 2020

Jason Hatfield ’17 arrived at Berry eager to pursue a career in veterinary medicine—until research with animal science faculty altered his path.

Jan 9, 2020

Amanda Tomlinson ’20 arrived at Berry unsure of her path. But with a firm foundation in environmental science and geology—plus the support of a caring mentor—she is set to soar when she graduates this spring.

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 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.

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.

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.

Feb 2, 2018

When one thinks about an animal science major, a veterinarian likely comes to mind. That was 2017 graduate Suleima Jacob-Tomas’ original career choice. However, during her sophomore year at Berry, she became interested in research and the nervous system’s intricate design and mechanisms.

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.

Sep 1, 2017

Amanda Moll (a 2006 grad) is celebrating a decade of working at CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), an international humanitarian and development organization whose mission is to address the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice.

Aug 4, 2017

Jonathan Pascual (04C) might be the poster child for a well-rounded liberal arts education. This psychology major took every opportunity he had to work with people, whether it was in Admissions as a tour guide, in his dorm as a resident assistant or as a missionary over breaks.

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 30, 2017

Alyssa Hollingsworth (13C) has landed a two-book, two-continent publishing contract with Macmillian (U.S.) and HotKey Books (U.K.). Her debut novel, The Eleventh Trade, will hit shelves in fall 2018, with another following in 2019.

Mar 24, 2017

When Emily Barton (15C) came to Berry with plans to be a large-animal vet, she knew it would take great grades – and so much more – to get into vet school. But she was determined to do everything she could to build her future … and she did!

Feb 10, 2017

Help from an attentive faculty member and a bit of jazz helped Mark Morton (16C) find his dream! Mark initially entered Berry as a midfielder for the lacrosse team, but an injury led him to leave the sports life in pursuit of another calling.

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.

Jan 20, 2017

Emily Stromberg (16C) isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As a student at Berry, the aspiring doctor took her time seriously, juggling a rigorous volleyball schedule and a challenging biology major.

Jan 13, 2017

Travis Helton (16C) is a problem solver. As a creative technology major at Berry, he was used to taking imaginative ideas and making them a reality.

Jan 6, 2017

Natalie Tracy (16C) has a heart for serving others. Though she entered Berry as a math major, that desire to help people coupled with guidance from a caring faculty member convinced her that Berry’s baccalaureate degree nursing program was the ideal fit.

Dec 16, 2016

Berry could always count on Lindsey Purvis (16C) to stand out among her peers. No job was too small in her theatre work, and she was a rising star both in the classroom and behind-the-scenes for Berry’s theatre productions.

Dec 6, 2016

Rhett Morrell (16C) found her love of teaching while at Berry, but it was her study abroad experience in Norway where she developed a passion for other cultures that led her to pursue a career overseas.

Dec 2, 2016

Sam Jones (16C) has a knack for numbers. As a Gate of Opportunity Scholar working his way through Berry, he found application for his aptitude through one-on-one interaction with his economics professors and extensive participation in the on-campus Work Experience Program.

Nov 22, 2016

Stephen Stamps (16C) knew how to shine at Berry. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and a minor in business, he learned how to combine passion with practicality.

Nov 18, 2016

At Berry, Amanda Ashley (16C) pursued her dreams of making the world a better place. Whether at home or abroad, Amanda stood out among the rest, studying abroad in Moscow with the Gilman scholarship, yet tutoring at-risk children in Rome.

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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