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Jul 6, 2021

The new issue of Berry magazine highlights impressive achievements, rousing heroism and the perseverance shown by the college community during this challenging year.

Jul 6, 2021

Robert W. Aiken (17C) earns commendation from Coast Guard for arduous heavy-seas rescue of three.

Jul 6, 2021

Sharing lessons from Berry’s earliest days, President Steve Briggs reflects on the challenges of cultivating a culture of belonging among the Berry family in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Jul 6, 2021

Attorney and adjunct law professor Gerald L. “Jerry” Blanchard (75C) ice climbs for the interest and exhilaration of it.

Jul 6, 2021

History major Anna Tucker (08C) has taken full advantage of the rare opportunity to curate a new museum: the Museum of Southern Jewish History in New Orleans.

Jul 6, 2021

Intercollegiate athletics returned with a flourish this spring, producing many unforgettable moments for the hardworking students and coaches who represent Berry so well.

Jul 6, 2021

The generosity of alumni and friends never fails to inspire. Here, we are pleased to highlight some recent milestones that caught our attention, including one alum who continues to support Berry faithfully at 103!

Jul 6, 2021

As she celebrates her 100th birthday, Eloise Cooper Crowder (43C) shares recollections of times spent with Martha Berry herself.

Jul 6, 2021

The Class of 2020 missed out on many cherished traditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a special December commencement afforded the opportunity for many to return “home” to Berry – this time as alumni.

Jul 6, 2021

Gifts from alumni and friends are aiding in the restoration of one of Berry’s most beloved landmarks, Frost Memorial Chapel. Work is already underway on the clear leaded-glass windows, and plans are in the works to add a new climate control system as well.

Jul 6, 2021

Berry’s newest “guided” scholarship program honors the memory of the late Barry Griswell (71C) by aiding students who have demonstrated an ability to overcome adversity, just as he once did.

Jul 6, 2021

Shannon Rohrabaugh Casas (05C), now a newspaper editor in Gainesville, Ga., looks back on her time at Berry, focusing on the education and experiences that helped to shape her future.

Jul 6, 2021

When COVID-19 threatened the education of neglected and abused children at a local shelter, biochemistry major Sara Myers (21C) mobilized fellow students to ensure the tutoring services they provided would continue.

Jun 7, 2021

Michael Mejia recently read and discussed fiction work from his two novels “TOKYO” and “Forgetfulness".

May 26, 2021

Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.

Dec 16, 2020

The new issue of Berry magazine features stories of alumni response to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other stories highlighting the indomitable spirit of the Berry community.

Dec 16, 2020

Bart Hill (97C), Dr. Kristy Rae-Collins Crooks (98C) and Noah Stewart (17C) were among the many Berry alumni and friends who answered the call in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, maximizing their own knowledge, skills and resources in service to others.

Dec 16, 2020

The late J. Barry Griswell (71C) harnessed the power of “and then some” in forging a life of meaning and purpose that included Fortune 500 success and dedicated service as chair of the Berry College Board of Trustees.

Dec 16, 2020

Berry’s comprehensive LifeReady Campaign closed this fall after raising more than $135 million in support of scholarships, facilities and programs that already are changing lives and enhancing opportunity for Berry students.

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Amelia “Mimi” Hofstetter and Dr. Yuko Sato never would have met had it not been for Berry. Today, the accomplished scientists and lifelong friends can’t imagine life without each other.

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Beverly Philpot Smith (69C, FFS), Dr. Melanie Peterson Bliss (96C), Karen Houghton (01C), and Chad Michael Nash (13C, FFS) are the 2020 recipients of the Berry Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Dec 16, 2020

Genesis Leggett (20C) lost her opportunity to compete for a national championship in track and field due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the new graduate is optimistic and excited as she pursues career opportunities she discovered as a Berry student.

Dec 16, 2020

Sam (76C, 78G) and Nancy Duval (77C) Ratcliffe met at Berry and were married in the college chapel. Now they have returned as residents of The Spires at Berry College, a new continuing care retirement community that opened in June.

Dec 16, 2020

Kathy Insel Brown (95C) helped Berry win a national championship as a student-athlete. As the new head coach for women’s soccer, she hopes to help a new generation of Vikings achieve similar goals.

Dec 16, 2020

Not even a worldwide pandemic could stop Berry alumni from coming together (virtually) for the college’s annual Mountain Day celebration.

Dec 16, 2020

The Berry College Board of Trustees has tapped new leadership in Chair Rick Gilbert (77c) and Vice Chair Bert Clark (82C), as well as electing three new members and welcoming a fourth in an ex officio capacity.

Dec 16, 2020

The 10-year-old, great great grandson of Thomas Berry sold ice cream on his birthday this year to raise money for the Save a Student Scholarship.

Oct 22, 2020

Berry College alumnus and co-founder of  Atlanticus  Holdings Corporation Rick Gilbert has been named the new chairman of the Berry Board of Trustees.  

Oct 13, 2020

An acclaimed author and Berry College alum discussed his first novel “Lake Life” Oct. 7 at the College Chapel.

Sep 18, 2020

The national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded a Berry College alumnus an $8,500 Fellowship.

Jun 9, 2020

Produced in the midst of a semester like no other, the summer 2020 issue of Berry magazine reflects the resilience of the Berry community in the face of a pandemic.

Jun 9, 2020

The debut of Ford Auditorium’s Bell Recital Hall and the beginning of construction on a new animal science building provided a remarkable climax for Berry’s LifeReady Campaign.

Jun 9, 2020

Top-level academic leadership changes will give four highly regarded long-time faculty members the chance to take on new roles in fall 2020.

Jun 9, 2020

Bookstore’s pending conversion to student enterprise, online pitch competition highlight continuing evolution of Berry’s entrepreneurship program.

Jun 9, 2020

Expert Mark Aubel (81C) and his Florida-based laboratories are national leaders working to keep dogs – and people – safe from the threat of blue-green algae.

Jun 9, 2020

Martha Berry’s experiences and outlook in the midst of a world war and subsequent flu pandemic offer lessons for our current crisis.

Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Luther McDaniel (99C) saw the need for African American role models in education long before he ever taught a class or drew up a lesson plan.

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