News & Stories

Feb 12, 2021

Majoring in exercise science and helping lead research projects based at Berry have given Madelyn Smith ’22 the skillset and confidence to pursue a career as an exercise physiologist and work toward her dream of owning a karate studio.

Dec 8, 2020

Berry Associate Professor of Chemistry Lindsey Davis recently spent six months researching in the lab of world-renowned chemical biologist, Dr. Benjamin Davis, at the University of Oxford.

Dec 8, 2020

Henry Gund Professor of Biology David Bruce Conn recently gave a talk on the Global One Health Initiative Webinar on “Parasitology and Vector-borne Diseases”.

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.

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.

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.

Jul 10, 2020

Berry College Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science Jill Cochran has been selected to participate in a National Science Foundation grant of approximately $1 million over five years that will support the advancement of mid-career STEM women faculty.

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 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 5, 2020

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

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 13, 2020

Jenny Coelho ’20, who is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, has big plans for graduate school and beyond.

Mar 13, 2020

Madison Barshick ’20 dreamed of being an equine veterinarian but found her calling as a researcher thanks to supportive mentors in Berry’s biology department.

Mar 12, 2020

With the support of Berry’s pre-health advisor and fellow pre-medical students, Bailey was accepted into medical school as a junior and will start his studies this July.

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.

Mar 11, 2020

Emma Chambers ’20 is taking her knowledge of exercise science and Spanish to a doctoral program in physical therapy, with the long-term goal of providing medical care to patients in their first language.

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 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 9, 2018

Just 10 days after graduation, Jake Hager (18C) accepted the job which includes managing more than 65 programs for the state of Georgia, including tax credits, housing assistance, state community service and much more. Jake’s work is primarily with the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Team as a Development Associate with a focus on long term recovery strategies for the South Georgia cities and counties affected by hurricanes.

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 31, 2018

Berry alum and LSU Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Elizabeth “Kip” Webster (09C) always tells people about what a special place Berry is.

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 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 23, 2018

Four years ago, freshman Hannah Parker (18C) arrived at Berry scared and unsure of herself. Fast-forward to today, and Hannah is headed to Wake Forest University to pursue a master’s degree in health and exercise science.

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 4, 2018

Sarah Cooper (19c) was looking for a college where she could ride on a competitive equestrian team while working as a paid researcher in a science lab. Only one college fit her criteria – Berry!

Apr 11, 2018

Tyler Vaughan loves to solve puzzles and one of the puzzles he’s most enjoyed solving at Berry is that of his future profession. Tyler came to Berry from Ringgold, Georgia, thinking he wanted to pursue a career as an actor.

Apr 11, 2018

Keiley Ayers, a senior from Ohio, dreamed of being a vet but she never imagined getting “up close and personal” with a giraffe. But that’s exactly what happened during an internship after her junior year in South Africa on the Safari4U veterinary program. Transporting giraffes from one setting to another, she guided them with ropes. “It was amazing to see those beautiful animals up close and personal!”

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.

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