As the semester draws to a close, Berry College is preparing for the May 7 graduation, as well as the incoming freshman class of the 2022-23 academic year. The graduation is supposed to take place at Valhalla Stadium, same as last year. Provost Mary Boyd explained that the reason the ceremony will be in Valhalla again was due to positive feedback about the decision last year.
Senior Will Bannister received the 2022 Martha Berry Award for Outstanding Undergraduate. The annual award recognizes a senior at Berry who has fulfilled Berry’s mission with their individual achievements.
As the school year comes to a close, the Berry Student Government Association (SGA) looks toward the fall where new faces will represent the student body. The new SGA executive board members were sworn in on Tuesday.
Beginning fall 2022, the Berry College Department of World Languages will offer a new spanish elective.
This semester, Berry’s creative technologies program opened its long-anticipated new building. Now, students and faculty are putting the lab to good use.
On March 24, Free Speech for People, a nonpartisan organization, filed a lawsuit in the state of Georgia to prevent Marjorie Taylor Greene from being eligible for reelection, according to ABC News. Greene is being challenged based on a provision of the 14th Amendment.
The Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership (BCIL) hired Bob Reimer as the new director of the program. Faculty, staff and students were involved in the interview process of the director candidates. Reimer will begin July 1, 2022.
The annual tax deadline is Apr. 18 this year, which is later than its usual Apr. 15. Professor of Accounting Thomas Carnes explained that this is due to the celebration of Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. Therefore, Georgia also moved its deadline to April 18 for this year.
In May 7, Professor of Biology Reneé Carleton will retire after dedicating 20 years of her life to working at Berry College. She originally came to the school in 2000 as a visiting lecturer. She held this position for four years before she left.
On June 1, the Counseling Center will discontinue its partnership with the Virtual Care Group (VCG), which has provided remote therapy and counseling to Berry students since September 2020. According to Assistant Dean of Student Wellness Michael McElveen, the partnership began as Berry was searching for a counseling center director and classes were remote.