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. Now, Amanda works as an associate attorney with Becker & House, PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Being surrounded by 27,000 acres of idyllic forests, pastures, and castles of our own, it’s hard for anyone to lose their love for fairy tales and the wonders of imagination here at Berry. 2019 graduate Ally Smith used her passion for the Walt Disney Company and the resources provided by Berry to turn her desire to work for the Mouse into a reality.
Berry alumnus James Padgett (2018 grad) is working as a nuclear engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Last year, James graduated with two degrees from two schools. How? He was a member of Berry’s Dual-Degree Engineering program, which allows students to acquire both a meaningful liberal arts education and a world-class technical education.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of Biology Renee Carleton recently received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was selected by her alma mater because of her outstanding achievements and her service in and out of the classroom.
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.
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!