Berry alumnus combines love for government and public health

Combining two fields of work is something David Bayne (06C) has excelled at with his degrees in government and public health. David was recently named deputy chief of staff at the Georgia Department of Public Health. In this role, he helps oversee the department’s strategic priorities and special projects, manages the Office of Government Relations and represents the department in external affairs with other federal and state agencies.

During David’s time at Berry, his involvement in the Student Government Association and Model United Nations helped prepare him for a variety of experiences. He also developed a passion for helping the under-served by taking advantage of Berry’s service opportunities on and off campus.

“I really do believe that Berry’s unique multi-faceted focus on academics, work and community service set me on a successful path for my career,” he said. “The incredible professors in the Evans School sharpened my critical thinking skills and continuously challenged and expanded my worldview.”

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Assistant Professor of Marketing Melissa Clark

Dr. Melissa Clark was recently sworn in as a CASA for Floyd county with Judge Greg Price of Juvenile Court. A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is much like a guardian ad litem. Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

 

Berry alumna named one of Forbes’ 30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs

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. She returned to Berry to build a team of student volunteers who would help create structures of change. The result is The African SOUP, a non-profit aimed at using education to break the cycle of poverty. “As I sit in The African SOUP office on this hot, beautiful day, I am reminded of how thankful I am for God’s goodness and of the extraordinary support and love given to me from my closest friends,” Brin says.

Find out more about Brin here: www.theafricansoup.org

Chaplain and Adjunct Professor of Religion Jonathan Huggins

Dr. Huggins published “Jonathan Edwards, Jr” in Kenneth P. Minkema and Adriaan Neele, Eds, A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans, 2017) and reviewed “Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer”, by Rowan Williams, in the Anglican Theological Review, and “The Tribune God,” by Fred Sanders, for Reading Religion.