News & Stories

Feb 3, 2021

Elizabeth Barnett ’20 is fulfilling her desire to create inclusive and loving environments for individuals with disabilities through her position with SOAR Special Needs in Overland Park, Kan.

Dec 16, 2020

The new issue of Berry magazine features stories of alumni response to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other stories highlighting the indomitable spirit of the Berry community.

Dec 16, 2020

Berry’s comprehensive LifeReady Campaign closed this fall after raising more than $135 million in support of scholarships, facilities and programs that already are changing lives and enhancing opportunity for Berry students.

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Amelia “Mimi” Hofstetter and Dr. Yuko Sato never would have met had it not been for Berry. Today, the accomplished scientists and lifelong friends can’t imagine life without each other.

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Beverly Philpot Smith (69C, FFS), Dr. Melanie Peterson Bliss (96C), Karen Houghton (01C), and Chad Michael Nash (13C, FFS) are the 2020 recipients of the Berry Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Dec 16, 2020

Genesis Leggett (20C) lost her opportunity to compete for a national championship in track and field due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the new graduate is optimistic and excited as she pursues career opportunities she discovered as a Berry student.

Dec 16, 2020

Sam (76C, 78G) and Nancy Duval (77C) Ratcliffe met at Berry and were married in the college chapel. Now they have returned as residents of The Spires at Berry College, a new continuing care retirement community that opened in June.

Dec 16, 2020

Kathy Insel Brown (95C) helped Berry win a national championship as a student-athlete. As the new head coach for women’s soccer, she hopes to help a new generation of Vikings achieve similar goals.

Dec 16, 2020

Not even a worldwide pandemic could stop Berry alumni from coming together (virtually) for the college’s annual Mountain Day celebration.

Dec 16, 2020

Jacob Bushey ’19 is pursuing a career in graphic design and branding in Nashville, Tenn., thanks to work opportunities and mentoring at Berry.

Nov 18, 2020

James Ross ’15 is pursuing postdoctoral studies in cancer research at Emory University. Mentored by biology and biochemistry faculty at Berry, he worked as a student researcher, which led to success in one of the top immunology research labs in the world.

Oct 28, 2020

Abby Carnill ’18 studied early childhood education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Berry. Now she is living out her dream of teaching kindergarten abroad in Quito, Ecuador.

Oct 22, 2020

Berry College alumnus and co-founder of  Atlanticus  Holdings Corporation Rick Gilbert has been named the new chairman of the Berry Board of Trustees.  

Oct 20, 2020

As the head coach for the Bluefins, a USA swim team in Carrollton, Ga., Matt Siniard mentors young people, just as he was guided by Berry coaches.

Oct 13, 2020

An acclaimed author and Berry College alum discussed his first novel “Lake Life” Oct. 7 at the College Chapel.

Sep 18, 2020

The national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded a Berry College alumnus an $8,500 Fellowship.

Sep 17, 2020

A scholarship program and grant-funded research at Berry launched a future in counseling.

Sep 10, 2020

Building on leadership skills gained at Berry and an internship with the U.S. Department of State, Abby Trzyzewski ’20 is positioned for success in graduate school and a career in international affairs.

Sep 3, 2020

Noah Stewart ’17 developed leadership and teamwork skills at Berry that prepared him to face the COVID-19 pandemic as a marketing development manager for the tech-enabled freight forwarder Flexport.

Aug 27, 2020

Education major Josh Woodard ’20 took a job in his hometown to teach kindergarten—the age when he first discovered his love for learning

Aug 19, 2020

While at Berry, Madison Pollock ’20 gained extensive experience in her chosen field, which gave her the confidence to pursue a master’s in social work.

Jul 23, 2020

Lib Lockett ’13 planned to attend veterinary school, but a twist of fate led to a career in medicine. She recently received the J. Paul Ferguson, M.D., Award for Leadership, which is named for a retired Berry trustee.

Jun 9, 2020

Top-level academic leadership changes will give four highly regarded long-time faculty members the chance to take on new roles in fall 2020.

Jun 9, 2020

Expert Mark Aubel (81C) and his Florida-based laboratories are national leaders working to keep dogs – and people – safe from the threat of blue-green algae.

Jun 9, 2020

Martha Berry’s experiences and outlook in the midst of a world war and subsequent flu pandemic offer lessons for our current crisis.

Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Luther McDaniel (99C) saw the need for African American role models in education long before he ever taught a class or drew up a lesson plan.

Jun 9, 2020

The debut of Ford Auditorium’s Bell Recital Hall and the beginning of construction on a new animal science building provided a remarkable climax for Berry’s LifeReady Campaign.

Jun 9, 2020

Junior biochemistry major Darryl Delsoin has maximized his Berry connections in launching an ambitious plan to provide biogas to families in his native Haiti.

Jun 9, 2020

Senior wide receiver Mason Kinsey made Berry history in April when he became the first Viking football player to sign a contract with an NFL team.

Jun 9, 2020

Taylor Paul Worland (10C) has a gift for shining light into darkness, speaking love into silence and bringing hope to hurting hearts.

May 5, 2020

Kristy Crooks ’98 led her laboratory in making a clinical diagnostic test for COVID-19 under a serious time crunch.

Apr 28, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggie Law Will ’15 leans on the training she received from the nursing program at Berry as well support from the community of Rome, Ga.

Apr 13, 2020

Concerned about exhausted health care workers and a staggering number of patients, Rebecca Land Segrest ’02, a registered nurse, headed to New York City. She packed more than a suitcase—she also took a lot of faith

Apr 9, 2020

A major in biology at Berry and a promising career in nursing led Walt Wiley ’07 to an administrative position in emergency services in metro Atlanta.

Mar 11, 2020

When MaryBeth Rowland ’19 needed to make decisions early in her college career, her mentor stepped in, paving the way to a biology major and doctoral studies in biological studies at the University of Alabama.

Feb 26, 2020

This 2000 graduate leverages education and language skills gained at Berry in her work at Cornell University’s Alliance for Science.

Feb 19, 2020

Through leadership training and hands-on experience, this marketing and finance major has turned his Berry job and internship opportunities into a career that has taken him to the Washington, D.C., area and the snowy mountains of Alaska.

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