Mathematics major Hannah Marr (18c) headed to Maine this past summer for a software development internship with legendary outdoors retailer L.L. Bean. As a result of her finance team internship, L.L. Bean is continuing to use software tests that Hannah built. “I love being given a problem and expected to find a solution to it,” she said. The senior from Hendersonville, N.C., continues to share her knowledge as general manager for Berry’s Viking Math Tutoring, a student enterprise that offers math-tutoring services to the Rome City and Floyd County schools. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in software development and deepen her knowledge about building workspaces, working with servers and programming languages, and developing applications. “Berry has connected me with a variety of people who have encouraged me in my journey and prepared me for life after college,” she said.
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Three Berry grads Will Smith (14C), Courtney Large Sanchez (13C) and Alayna LeCroy (12C) traveled to Cambodia with Mercer University’s School of Medicine for their Mercer on Mission trip. Berry had a pretty strong showing, as there were only 10 medical students on the trip! They served as medical providers for close to 1600 patients. “In Cambodia, I was able to take a patient all the way from their problem through a plan,” Will said. “I’ve been dreaming of this career for most of my life, so getting to treat patients was incredible.” Berry’s biology and chemistry courses, along with a strong liberal arts foundation, are essential to helping our pre-medical students to succeed in their futures as physicians. These three Berry alumni have a bright future in medicine.
Dr. Rebecca Logan was one of 12 neonatal nurses chosen to present at the 2017 12th Annual National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit. This event was sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition with all related expenses covered through a generous grant. The summit was a gathering of neonatal nurses engaged in research and/or evidence-based projects and her presentation title was “The Lived Experience of Fathering a Premature Infant in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”
Dr. Logan also attended the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses where she presented on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) topics including “From the Outside Looking in: Providing Support for Men Fathering a Premature Infant in a NICU.”
Dr. Heller had “Unconventional Wisdom: Estimating the Economic Impact of the Democratic and Republican National Political Conventions” accepted for publication in Papers in Regional Science. The paper, which has received coverage in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, U.S. News and World Report, and other media outlets, is co-authored with Victor Matheson of Holy Cross and Professor of Economics Frank Stephenson.
Dr. Colakoglu and her co-authors were winners of the Best Paper in International Human Resource Management Award in 2016 selected by the Human Resource Management Division of the Academy of Management. They were presented with their award at the Academy of Management Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The paper that won the award is “Involvement work systems and operational effectiveness: Exploring the moderating effect of national power distance” and was published in the premier journal in international business, Journal of International Business Studies.
Dr. Clement was a visiting professor at Spice Mountain College in Beijing in July. She taught a graduate course for school principals titled, “Classroom, Program, and Schoolwide Assessment.”
Dr. Clement presented “A Dozen Things Successful Teachers Do” at the National Educators Rising Conference in Phoenix in June. She published “Why Combating Teachers’ Stress is Everyone’s Job” in The Clearing House (both online and in print) and “Women, Teaching, and Stress: Five steps for coping” in The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin Collegial Exchange.
Dr. Cipollini gave an introductory speech before President Jimmy Carter spoke at the American Chestnut celebration at The Carter Center in Atlanta, July 19, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/gatacf
He served as a local organizer, welcome address, workshop participant, field tour
organizer and leader for America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative Longleaf Implementation Team Summit/The Nature Conservancy Longleaf Pine Whole System 2nd Annual All Hands Meeting at Berry College, Aug. 1-4, 2017.
Dr. Cipollini and student Nick Wessel presented “Seed and seedling characteristics of hybrid chestnuts (Castanea spp.) derived from a backcross blight-resistance breeding program in Georgia” at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Ore., August 4-12, 2017.
Dr. Conn was appointed as Doctoral Thesis Examiner for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as Section Editor for the international journal, Parasitology Research, working with the publishing office in Heidelburg, Germany and the editorial office in Vienna Austria. He was appointed as a member of the editorial board of the international journal, Helminthologia, working with the editorial and publishing offices in Kosice, Slovakia and elected Vice President of the InvasivesNet, a global interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral network of scientists and other professionals headquartered in Ireland and Finland, working to address the worldwide multidimensional problems associated with exotic invasive species. Dr. Conn served as an expert reviewer for AgreenSkills+ coordinated by the National Institute for Agricultural Research in France, in cooperation with the European Union and served as a member of the Scientific Committee for the Fourth International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, convened in Moscow, Russia, 17-24 August 2017. He also presented an invited lecture and organized and co-chaired a symposium on parasitic organisms.
Dr. Conn also lectured for the Rome Rotary Club at their July 20, 2017, meeting, presenting information about the new Berry College Large Museum and other public educational outreach programs in the sciences being offered at Berry.