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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 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.

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.

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.

Jan 5, 2024

A logistics wiz and former U.S. Marine who now has a hand in distributing Christmas gifts worldwide (no, not for Santa) is among the impressive alumni you can read about in the Winter 23-24 of Berry magazine.

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.

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.

Oct 12, 2023

A Berry College freshman recently received the inaugural Roberto Clemente Scholarship.

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 16, 2023

Mathewson Parks has been selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation ‘Bob Bennett Future Leaders Program.’ He is one of just 10 college students selected, among the Foundation’s 2023 summer interns, for the inaugural program.

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.

Jul 5, 2023

A rising star in Hollywood, exciting facilities enhancements for athletics and another incredible gift by one of Berry’s most generous supporters are just a few of the things you can read about in the Summer 2023 issue of Berry magazine.

Jun 27, 2023

Trejohn Skinner ’23 found a way to bridge his love of performing with knowledge acquired on the business side of the industry — and tailored his music major to his interests and career goals.

Jun 21, 2023

The Bartow County School System and Cartersville City Schools are partnering with Berry College to launch ContinUed Bartow and ContinUed Cartersville, a premier program that offers educational graduate degrees at no cost to tenured employees.

Apr 24, 2023

As an executive vice president at Edelman, Kristen Stone ’00 attributes much of her career preparation to Berry. She is excited to be back, teaching a Berry course on social media strategy and giving her students similar real-world experiences.

Apr 19, 2023

Georgia Lottery CEO Gretchen Corbin is the featured speaker for the Berry College Commencement May 6. 

Apr 6, 2023

Weaver Ellard ’17 used his experience working full-time as a Berry student to launch his career in digital marketing. His marketing expertise is integral to running two companies.

Mar 13, 2023

Sydney Nelson ’22 works in a prestigious biochemistry lab and has her sights set on a career characterizing the molecular origins of disease subtypes. But she says she wouldn’t have gotten there without a Berry mentor who invited her to train in his research lab during her first semester.

Feb 22, 2023

Bertha Nibigira ’18 used an undergraduate internship to launch her path into youth empowerment and peacebuilding. She received a graduate degree in international development from American University.

Jan 11, 2023

The ingenuity, passion and relentless drive of Berry alumni, students and faculty are on full display in the Winter 2022-23 issue of Berry magazine.

Jan 5, 2023

Attorney Toqeer Chouhan (01) has packed a lot into his career — founding a boutique law firm, serving as a county magistrate judge in the Atlanta area and leading in his community. He explains how small classes and insightful mentors influenced his professional choices.

Jan 4, 2023

For Alex Rakestraw (18), working as a general manager for Berry College Student Enterprises was foundational in cultivating the transferable skills that landed him a job at Delta Air Lines.

Dec 15, 2022

Dillon Yost, with joint direction from his chemistry and math professors, discovered a field of research he never knew existed. Now he works at the prestigious Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Nov 30, 2022

Leroy Hite ’08, a luxury firewood business owner and entrepreneur, started at Berry College with grit and a strong work ethic but left with an entrepreneurial idea that led to a premium firewood business.

Nov 8, 2022

Listed in Adweek’s top 100 most innovative and inspiring individuals of 2022, Louie Spivak ’16 is catching a lot of attention in the advertising world. Thinking back on his growth, he is indebted to his professors and the Berry network.

Oct 20, 2022

Once upon a time, Emily Treon ’22 wanted to be a vet. However, after hands-on experiences and courses in animal nutrition, she discovered there was more to animal science than she ever imagined.

Oct 14, 2022

When asked why she wants a doctorate, Christy Waters ’16 has a clear answer. She believes in the power of mentoring relationships in college, which has influenced her desire to teach.

Oct 11, 2022

Luke Steel ’21 is putting his creative technologies experiences to work in his position as the makerspace specialist at the Georgia Cyber Center. He attributes his success to his campus job, his undergraduate mentor and the tight-knit Berry community.

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