News & Stories

Feb 25, 2021

A stint as a volunteer in sea turtle conservation motivated Emilie Davis ’21 to research hatching rates in Costa Rica — positioning her for a veterinary career in wildlife conservation.

Feb 25, 2021

James Hancock came to Berry because of the welcoming community and the opportunity to put his academic training into practice through the LifeWorks program. Having tested his business acumen in student-run businesses and various departments, he is ready to pursue his dream of attending graduate school and becoming a CPA.

Jan 8, 2021

Leading a team of six fellow students, Sara Myers ’21 found a way to continue tutoring youth at a local children’s home during the pandemic.

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.

Dec 1, 2020

As the curator for the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, history grad Anna Tucker builds on experiences she began at Berry over a decade ago.

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 26, 2020

Paid professional development at Berry provides eight semesters of on-the-job learning while offering opportunities to develop leadership skills and explore careers.

Oct 26, 2020

As communication major Ben Lord anticipates success in his new corporate career, he reflects on Berry’s unique culture of mentorship.

Oct 15, 2020

Berry Instructor Kim Bushnell, who brings a real-world approach to accounting courses, was recently recognized for her commitment to teaching.

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 18, 2020

Berry College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review.

Aug 11, 2020

From tutoring to research, Joseph White’s experiences at Berry will prepare him to serve whole-heartedly in a demanding healthcare career.

Aug 3, 2020

When Connor Garrett and Jawad Mazhir met at Berry, they forged an enduring friendship and business relationship. Today they strategically collaborate in the publishing world while running their own businesses as consultants.

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.

Jul 22, 2020

Darryl Delsoin applied social entrepreneurship learned at Berry to develop a project focused on providing a safe, healthy option for cooking fuel in his home country.

Jul 16, 2020

Ben Majors thrived in leadership positions, all while preparing for a career in medicine.

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 2, 2020

2020 grad Chris Arnold took every opportunity he could to engage with the campus community while pursuing a biochemistry major and a career in medicine.

May 19, 2020

Genesis Leggett ’20 recently graduated with four years of sports information work and a double major in communication and sports administration on her resume. Next up: a master’s degree.

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 22, 2020

Cassie LaJeunesse ’20 is set to graduate with two years of experience running Berry’s campus newspaper as the editor-in-chief.

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.

Dec 7, 2018

Harmony Petty (21c) never dreamed of starting her own business, but when friends and family showed an interest in her crafts, she jumped in with both feet – at the age of 14.

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.

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 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 24, 2018

Working for the local Minor League Baseball team, the Rome Braves, has become a rite of passage for many Berry students. This definitely rings true for recent graduate Madison Eiberger (18C) and current student Leigh Hadaway (19c).

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