History and Visual Communication double major finds a passion for telling stories

Senior Beth Anne DeKeizer came into Berry with a dream of becoming a museum curator. After testing the waters as a curator at Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum, she learned that it wasn’t where her passion really lies. Thanks to connections she developed at Berry, Beth Anne started working behind the scenes for the student-run multimedia website Viking Fusion, and began to find her passion.

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Associate Professor of Teacher Education Eliana Hirano

Dr. Hirano and student Victoria Millard recently presented a poster “Student, Teacher, and Textbook Approaches to ESL Pronunciation” at the Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages annual conference in Atlanta.

Also, Dr. Hirano recently co-authored “Recurrent Topics in English Language Teachers’ Written Teaching Philosophy Statements” in the TESL Canada Journal.

Crafting success

Harmony Petty (21c) never dreamed of starting her own business, but when friends and family showed an interest in her crafts, she jumped in with both feet – at the age of 14.

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Associate Professor of Biology Renee’ Carleton

Dr. Renee Carleton recently presented at the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists meeting in Starkville, Miss.  And her student, Rachel Caldwell, presented a poster “It’s in the bag: holding bag composition affects avian stress response” on work they conducted over the last year. Dr. Carleton has also been selected as a review panelist for the National Science Foundation’s Major Instrumentation for Research grants.

During the busy Berry College Bald Eagle season, Dr. Carleton did a YouTube channel interview with  “Talented Talons 360”, spoke at the Magnolia Garden Club in Cartersville, did a live chat with second graders at Henderson Mill Elementary School in Atlanta,  spoke at the Euharlee Garden Club, participated in a live chat with North Layfette Elementary School students and spoke to Floyd Master Gardeners. She has a presentation at the EcoCenter in Rome, Ga., scheduled for July 12.

Berry cultivates a passion for service

Sophomore Ei Noe (class of 2021) came to the U.S. from Burma with her family in the early 2000s. The psychology major comes from a family that helps the Burmese refugee/immigrant population settle in Atlanta.

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Berry’s vet shadowing program shines with students like Nabilah Curtis

Animal science major Nabilah Curtis (19c) uses every opportunity she can to chase her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Participating in the vet shadowing program with Clinical Assistant Professor and College Veterinarian Kirstin Ruffner gave her the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working with large animals on campus.

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