When Emily Barton (15C) came to Berry with plans to be a large-animal vet, she knew it would take great grades – and so much more – to get into vet school. But she was determined to do everything she could to build her future … and she did! She graduated with a GPA near perfection and exceptional experience punctuated by a hands-on leadership position with the Berry College Dairy and two summers working with veterinarians. The ballerina and choreographer also demonstrated her depth and breadth as Berry’s Dance Troupe manager.
Emily applied to two veterinary medicine programs, was accepted to both, and is now doing (very!) well at the University of Georgia. Although focused on her studies, Emily has kept on dancing, even working as choreographer for a UGA dance team. She’s also a volunteer Bible study leader for an Athens church and treasurer of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Junior Josh Cutter (18c) and senior Chris Whitmire (17c) are the winners of the Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference “pitch” contest. The $2000 winning pitch? Their business Ambedo – a software platform that creates files to produce customized prosthetic hands via 3D printing.
Help from an attentive faculty member and a bit of jazz helped Mark Morton (16C) find his dream! Mark initially entered Berry as a midfielder for the lacrosse team, but an injury led him to leave the sports life in pursuit of another calling.
Brittany Miller(16C) never missed a chance to engage with Berry’s community. This math major joined in the fun whenever possible, from intramural soccer to student/faculty brain games in the physics lounge.
Emily Stromberg (16C) isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As a student at Berry, the aspiring doctor took her time seriously, juggling a rigorous volleyball schedule and a challenging biology major.
Natalie Tracy (16C) has a heart for serving others. Though she entered Berry as a math major, that desire to help people coupled with guidance from a caring faculty member convinced her that Berry’s baccalaureate degree nursing program was the ideal fit.
Berry could always count on Lindsey Purvis (16C) to stand out among her peers. No job was too small in her theatre work, and she was a rising star both in the classroom and behind-the-scenes for Berry’s theatre productions.
Rhett Morrell (16C) found her love of teaching while at Berry, but it was her study abroad experience in Norway where she developed a passion for other cultures that led her to pursue a career overseas.
Sam Jones (16C) has a knack for numbers. As a Gate of Opportunity Scholar working his way through Berry, he found application for his aptitude through one-on-one interaction with his economics professors and extensive participation in the on-campus Work Experience Program.
At Berry, Amanda Ashley (16C) pursued her dreams of making the world a better place. Whether at home or abroad, Amanda stood out among the rest, studying abroad in Moscow with the Gilman scholarship, yet tutoring at-risk children in Rome.