The National Association of Student Affairs Administrators has named Berry College Chief of Staff Debbie Heida a “Pillar of the Profession” for her service to students and higher education.
Elizabeth, Hannah and Rachel are known at Berry as a triple threat of leadership, service and athleticism.
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.
In a few months, Kas Ordaz (class of 2017) hopes to teach in Japan – fulfilling her desire to explore new cultures. During her time at Berry, the anthropology and sociology major explored her passion by working on a number of research projects that focused on issues such as multiculturalism, achievement gaps and identity.
Dr. Clement presented “Helping Teachers with Assessment: 6 Important Keys” March 6 at the Critical Questions in Education Conference in Portland, Ore. Additionally, Dr. Clement presented “Getting a Teaching Job Now” for University of Portland and Concordia College of Oregon education majors.
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.
Dr. Mary C. Clement presented “Get a Teaching Job NOW” at the Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Additionally, Dr. Clement was recognized with an appreciation award from the society president for her philanthropic support of Kappa Delta Pi.
Kappa Delta Pi is the international honor society in education and Clement serves as the counselor for the Berry College Kappa Delta Pi Chapter.
Dr. Clement was also recently a visiting professor at Spice Mountain College in Beijing . She taught a graduate course for school principals titled, “Classroom, Program, and Schoolwide Assessment”. Spice Mountain is a private, Christian teacher training institution.
She also presented “A Dozen Things Successful Teachers Do” at the National Educators Rising Conference in Phoenix in June. Dr. Clement published “Why Combatting 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.
Berry alumna and founder of The African SOUP Brin Enterkin (a 2012 grad) has been named one of Forbes’ 2018 30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs. While at Berry, Brin worked in Uganda with micro-financing. She met Micheal Kaidhiwa and they decided to work together to lift communities out of poverty.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Eliana Hirano presented “Mind the Gap: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Research Article Introductions in Brazilian Portuguese and English” at the International Association of Applied Linguistics 18th World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24th, 2017.