Just 10 days after graduation, Jake Hager (18C) accepted the job which includes managing more than 65 programs for the state of Georgia, including tax credits, housing assistance, state community service and much more. Jake’s work is primarily with the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Team as a Development Associate with a focus on long term recovery strategies for the South Georgia cities and counties affected by hurricanes.
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.
Dr. Huggins published the following:
- Review of Christianity: The Biography, 2000 Years of Global History, by Ian J. Shaw, for Reading Religion, 2017.
- Review of The Sign and the Sacrifice, by Rowan Williams, for the Anglican Theological Review, Vol 100, No 1 (2018), 233-235.
- Review of Justified in Christ: The Doctrines of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman and their Ecumenical Implications, by Chris Castaldo, for the Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology. (2018)
- “Teaching Theology as a College Chaplain,” in Didaktikos: A Journal of Theological Education, Vol 1, Issue 3 (March, 2018), 8-9.
He also was a panelist at the Center for Pastor Theologians Conference on “Creation and Doxology: The Beginning and End of God’s Good World,” for the session “Creation Care and the Church” on Oct. 24, 2017. He was a presenter at NetVUE Regional Conference, “The Call to Rest: An Often Neglected Aspect of Human Vocation,” Feb. 23-24, 2018.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.