News & Stories

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 20, 2019

In October, the Berry College Theatre Company competed at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Professional State Audition Screenings. Out of almost 300 auditionees, Berry student Hannah Avery received the highest score.

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).

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 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.

Jul 6, 2018

For 2018 grad Julie Brophy, Berry was nothing but welcoming. When Julie transferred to Berry in her sophomore year, the campus quickly became a second home to her.

Jun 28, 2018

A passion for rugby is leading Jordan Blackmon to Chattanooga. The 2018 graduate will play rugby for the Chattanooga Rugby Club and work in the logistics industry as a national account representative.

Jun 27, 2018

Sophomore Ei Noe (class of 2021) came to the U.S. from Burma with her family in the early 2000s. The psychology major comes from a family that helps the Burmese refugee/immigrant population settle in Atlanta.

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 17, 2018

Alexandria Skinner, a 2018 grad, has a passion for STEM education. Her Berry College job as a peer tutor and teaching assistant, as well as her work with the Berry College Elementary and Middle School Girl Scout troop solidified her love of teaching, particularly for teaching science.

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

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.

Mar 9, 2018

Greyhounds and fish and rabbits, oh my! These were some of the animals discussed at the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging Competition. Professor Rebecca Dixon accompanied eight Berry animal science students as they traveled to Iowa to compete with 16 other teams from across the country.

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.

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