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again-gabrielle.jpgGabrielle Agan
Major: Psychology, Religion & Philosophy
From: Rome, GA

albert-elana.jpgElana Albert
Major: Nursing
From: Dallas, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Ashleigh Woods, Dr. Rebecca Logan and Ms. Natalie Tracy
Favorite Berry Memory: My favorite Berry memory was my first drive up Stretch to mountain campus with the windows down listening to music
What’s Next: Joining Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston as a Level IV NICU nurse

Joel Alcarez
Major: Marketing
From: Rutledge, GA
Sport: Football

amos-shanice.jpgShanice Amos
Major: International Studies
Minor: Legal Studies, Speech
From: Fairburn, GA
Mentors Include: Chontel Washington, Shakarah Boswell, Shira Kerce, past alumni and my family,
Favorite Berry Memory: This is a very hard question because there are so many! But my favorite memory was being able to be a part of implementing U.N.I.T.Y (a club for the women of color) and having the opportunity to be Co-President since it became an official club. This club gave me so many memories and brought so many individuals into my life that looked like me and gave me a community to call my own during my time here at Berry.
What’s Next: In August I plan to start my Master's Program at Georgia State University. There I will be pursuing a Master in Public Administration (MPA).

Selena Angle
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Chemistry
From: Kennesaw, GA

arias-victoria.jpgVictoria Arias
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Chemistry
From: Bradenton, FL
Mentors Include: Dr. Flatow, Dr. Lady and Daniel Payne
Favorite Berry Memory: Going outside to play in the snow with my friends
What’s Next: University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Charles Armstrong
Major: Marketing
Minor: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
From: Taylorsville, GA

arthur-hannah.jpgHannah Arthur
Major: English
From: Fairmount, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Alan Hughes, Dixie Norman and Monica Willingham 
Favorite Berry Memory: My two favorite Berry memories were moving into my dorm with my best friend this past summer and going to Casino Night with my friends and fiancé.
What’s Next: After graduation, I plan to further my education at a graduate school in Georgia.

autry-anna.jpgAnna Autry
Major: Early Childhood Education
From: Adairsville, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Jill Cochran, Dr. Carolyn Stufft, Dr. Frances Roe and Dr. Chang Pu
Favorite Berry Memory: My favorite memory from Berry is being a part of the Education Department as a whole. The academic rigor is the perfect balance of challenging but fun and meaningful. The program is outstanding and allows for many opportunities in the field. This is where I found my passion for teaching. Berry provided me with amazing experience to prepare me for an impactful teaching career.
What’s Next: After graduation, I will be starting my career as a Kindergarten teacher at East Central Elementary, here in Rome, Ga.

baccari-lauren.jpgLauren Baccari
Major: Finance
Minor: Economics
From: Alpharetta, GA
What’s Next: Financial Advisor at 49 Financial

baker-elena.jpgElena Baker
Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Dance, Chemistry, Geology
From: Mount Juliet, TN
Mentors Include: Sara Pecina, Dr. Jessica Sutton, Dr. Zachary Taylor, Kinsey Farmer, Dr. Tamie Jovanelly and Dr. Gary Breton
Favorite Berry Memory: There are so many. From the 14.7-mile hike my friends and I took at the end of last year, to late night Cook-Out runs that were eaten on Mountain Campus, to evening walks around campus with my roommate, to early morning drives to D-Hall before class, to random chats with professors, to hours of teching for dance concerts with the best people, all of these memories and more led to an amazing four years at Berry; I would not be the person I am today without these memories and especially these friends that I have made while here.
What’s Next: Currently still undecided looking at jobs from Atlanta to Nashville, including in Rome

baker-judson.jpgJudson Baker
Major: Political Science
Minor: History, Economics
From: Snellville, GA

bannister-william.jpgWilliam Bannister
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: One Health
From: Montgomery, AL

barry-nolon.jpgNolon Barry
Major: Music Education
From: Rossville, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Paul Neal and Mrs. Ruth Baker
Favorite Berry Memory: Mountain Day
What’s Next: Teaching chorus/drama in North Georgia and starting a Theatre Company based in Chattanooga.

Katherine Batte
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Chemistry, One Health
From: Crestview, FL

bauguss-christopher.jpgChristopher Bauguss
Major: Management, Marketing
From: Atlanta, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Clark, Dr. Manos, Robert Bradham and Cori Bradham
Favorite Berry Memory: Catching the game-winning point that will take the Ultimate Frisbee team to the 2022 USAU National tournament
What’s Next: Pursuing a career in Marketing Data Analytics and Sales

becerra-gutierrez-erika.jpgErika Becerra Gutierrez
Major: Communication
From: Kennesaw, GA
Mentors Include: Meredith Johnson, Hope Willoughby, Matt Delzer and Alicia Gauker
Favorite Berry Memory: At Berry, I found a passion for working with students. Therefore, my favorite memories include helping found Berry's First Generation College Student interest group, coaching students on Berry's speech and debate team, working at the Center for Personal and Professional Development, and tutoring middle and high school students at a transitional home in Rome.
What’s Next: I will be interning at Pioneer Utility Resources this summer. In the fall, I will be attending the University of Connecticut for my master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Alongside my completion of the program, I will hold a graduate assistantship in the Student Support Services office.

Laura Beier
Major: Nursing
From: Powder Springs, GA
Sport: Women's Volleyball

belanger-vanessa.jpgVanessa Belanger
Major: Political Science, Religion & Philosophy
From: Knoxville, TN
Sport: Women's Soccer
Mentors Include: Dr. Rowan Fannin, Dr. Bailey, Coach Lorenzo and Coach Kathy
Favorite Berry Memory: I truly don’t know if I can pick just one. Some of my favorite memories have come on the soccer field, others have come from late nights with my friends and I cherish every coffee time with my housemates.
What’s Next: I will be joining the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. I don’t know yet exactly where I will be placed but I am excited to serve and live in community for the next year!

bell-alexis.jpgAlexis Bell
Major: Economics
From: Decatur, GA

Jason Bell
Major: Creative Technologies
From: Powder Springs, GA

bemis-lisa.jpgLisa Bemis
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Psychology
From: Palm Harbor, FL
Sport: Women's Lacrosse
Mentors Include: Emily Kaelin and Campus Outreach
Favorite Berry Memory: The snow day sophomore year! Core memories were made running around on mountain campus that morning with my best friends.
What’s Next: LIFE University Doctor of Chiropractic graduate program

bensley-cameron.jpgCameron Bensley
Major: Physics, Secondary Education
From: Powder Springs, GA
Sport: Men's Track, Outdoor, Men's Track, Indoor, Men's Cross Country
Mentors Include: Paul Deaton, Dr. Todd Timberlake, Dr. Jill Cochran, Coach Luke Syverson and Ms. Julia Johnson
Favorite Berry Memory: All the times Paul said, "Let's go for a run," and going for a run.
What’s Next: I will be teaching physics and physical science and coaching cross country at Woodland High School.

Brandon Bentley
Major: Economics
Minor: Business Administration
From: Cedartown, GA

bermudez-marilyn.jpgMarilyn Bermudez
Major: Sociology & Anthropology
Minor: Philosophy
From: Carrollton, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Campbell, Dr. Allred and Dr. Lewinson. 
Favorite Berry Memory: My favorite Berry memory was my first finals fest. I was so excited and relieved that I had completed my first full year at Berry. I met up with two friends and we were thrilled to see Banners play at the festival. The music was blaring and everyone was jumping up and down. The night ended perfectly and it was the best way to end such a wonderful semester.
What’s Next: I am planning on teaching secondary education. After teaching for a year or two, I plan on preparing myself to teach English in Japan!

bickers-morgan.jpgMorgan Bickers
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
From: Dallas, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Janna Johnson, Dr. Michael Morgan and Likyla Hall 
Favorite Berry Memory: My favorite Berry memory is when I visited Berry for the first time and I knew that this is where I was meant to be for the next four years of my life.
What’s Next: I will be taking a gap year off from school to work and then I will hopefully be attending medical school next fall.

blankenship-maggie.jpgMaggie Blankenship
Major: Elementary Education
From: Cedartown, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Chang Pu, Dr. Jill Cochran, Dr. Carolyn Stufft, Dr. Frances Roe, Ann Marie Grimes and Morgan Stansell
Favorite Berry Memory: Student teaching at East Central Elementary with other Berry students in the Elementary Education cohort.
What’s Next:  After graduation, I will be returning to my hometown as an elementary school teacher for Polk School District.

Alexander Boger
Major: Economics
Minor: Business Administration
From: Franklin, TN

boylan-stephan.jpgStephen Boylan
Major: Biology, Secondary Education
From: Rome, GA

Malorie Bradfield
Major: Psychology
Minor: Applied Behavior Analysis
From: Silver Creek, GA

brady-kelsee.jpgKelsee Brady
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Chemistry, Music
From: Doerun, GA
Mentors Include: Cecily Crow, Stacie Marshall, Kevin Kleine, Caroline Parrish(20C) and Dr. Paul Neal
Favorite Berry Memory: My favorite memories are the late night ones, usually spent driving on Stretch to mountain campus blasting music and singing at the top of my lungs and the ones where Taylor Corley and I stayed up too late doing the job that no one else can.
What’s Next: The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia to earn my DVM

Kammann Brown
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Business Administration
From: Waleska, GA
Sport: Women's Track, Outdoor, Women's Track, Indoor

Ross Bryant
Major: Environmental Studies
Minor: Multimedia Journalism
From: Marietta, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Brian Campbell
Favorite Berry Memory: Going up to Mountain Campus to look at the stars with my girlfriend, Kalene Heilesen.
What’s Next: Working at Pike Nurseries and doing environmental videos for Ray EA.

buckley-joi.jpgJoi Buckley
Major: Nursing
From: Huntsville, AL
Mentors Include: Cori Bradham and Dr. Sandra Monk
Favorite Berry Memory: One of my favorite Berry memories is hosting the D-III Southeastern College Regionals for ultimate frisbee along with winning the tournament to go to Nationals!
What’s Next: I will be working as a CCU nurse at Advent Health Redmond.

bunch-jennifer.jpgJennifer Bunch
Major: Management
From: Rome, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Eric Kushins and Milton Chambers
Favorite Berry Memory: Staying for the summer and working as  general manager to help get the Shipyard up and running. Watching everything come together and then getting to see the campus enjoy the new store was really rewarding.
What’s Next: I will be staying in Rome and beginning my career as a bookkeeper with Whittington, Jones & Rudert CPAs.

William Burgoyne
Major: Finance
From: Spring, TX
Sport: Men's Lacrosse

Julian Burkett
Major: Management
Minor: Animal Science
From: Rome, GA
Sport: Football

Malia Busenitz
Major: English, Secondary Education
Minor: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Spanish
From: Bostwick, GA

buttons-jennings-dillon.jpgDillon Button-Jennings
Major: Chemistry
From: Winder, GA
Mentors Include: Dr. Kevin Hoke and Dr. Gary Breton
Favorite Berry Memory: Every year when my friends and I get together for Marthapalooza.
What’s Next: Vanderbilt University to study as a Ph.D. student in inorganic chemistry

byerley-sydni.jpgSydni Byerley
Major: Marketing
Minor: Public Relations
From: Soddy Daisy, TN
Mentors Include: Dr. Melissa Clark, Dr. Samantha Nazione, Dr. Anna Vredeveld and Dr. Kimberly Field-Springer
Favorite Berry Memory: My favorite Berry memory is working for KCAB from Freshman year until Junior year. I made friends that turned into family, helped plan and execute some of the most significant events on campus and served on the executive board. I'm most proud of being part of the board that successfully and safely hosted events when we returned to campus in the Fall of 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
What’s Next: After graduation, I will be starting a full-time position as an Assistant Event Manager at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. I will also be continuing my education at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to pursue my Master of Strategic and Digital Communication.

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