World travels inspire work in local community

Laura Waitt (13C) is the ultimate people person, so it should come as no surprise that Berry provided the perfect college fit.  “Berry is an extrovert’s paradise,” she praised of a campus community that thrives on meaningful interactions between faculty, staff and students. Never one to stay inside her comfort zone, Laura jumped at the chance to enhance her Berry education through a study-abroad opportunity in Cordoba, Argentina, where the Spanish major sharpened her bilingual skills, forged lifelong connections and found inspiration for a career working with college-aged Latino students. Since graduation, she has served as a missionary in Peru and is now working on behalf of the Latino community as a Bilingual Prevention Educator with the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

Director of International Experiences Chris Borda

Chris Borda has been hired as the Director of International Experiences. He will direct Berry’s study abroad operations, as well as international internships and service opportunities. Mr. Borda comes to Berry from Grand Valley State University and has 10 years of experience in the field of International Education. His master’s degree thesis focuses on faculty-led study abroad programs, and his experience at both Grand Valley and Florida State University have prepared him well to lead Berry’s International Programs office.

Recent grad lands a career as an ER nurse

Natalie Tracy (16C) has a heart for serving others. Though she entered Berry as a math major, that desire to help people coupled with guidance from a caring faculty member convinced her that Berry’s baccalaureate degree nursing program was the ideal fit.

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Berry grad becomes an international teacher

Rhett Morrell (16C) found her love of teaching while at Berry, but it was her study abroad experience in Norway where she developed a passion for other cultures that led her to pursue a career overseas.

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