The main chapel at Berry College is the site of weekly services, as well as commencement addresses, guest speaker addresses and Mountain Day services. Both Howard K. Smith and Jean-Michel Cousteau spoke here in my days as a student. On the morning of Mountain Day, students dressed in the traditional pink for girls and blue for boys line up to file...more
The Normandy Dairy Barns are an integral part of Berry's agricultural education history. Many Berry students worked (and lived) at the dairy barns, as well as just visited to see the baby calves. According to Berry's email newsletter, the new WinShape Retreat Centre, which opened in September 2003, is housed in the renovated Normandy Buildings. The...more
This is a view of Evans Hall, once called Trustees Hall. It has been renovated since this photo was taken, though. This was my "home" as an English major during my years at Berry. I also worked in this building, running movies in the auditorium on Saturday nights. The building once served as a dorm, I believe, and was also once called "Mothers...more
Deer! They're everywhere! The deer at Berry vastly outnumber the students. Be careful driving, especially along the Stretch Road between the Mountain Campus and the Main Campus, as well as walking across fields at night. Definitely don't get between a deer and her fawn, as one poor student did while I was here.
The Old Mill at Berry is one of the most photographed sites in Georgia. The mill was built by students in 1930 and is still in use today grinding cornmeal. According to the cornmeal bag the Old Mill is powered by what is considered the largest extant wooden overshot wheel in America.more
The House o' Dreams was built by Berry students as a place of rest and retreat for Martha Berry. The house is located at the end of a long and winding gravel road accessible from the Mountain Campus. It's as "off the beaten path" as you can get at Berry - and for good reason. Still, Martha met with many guests in her rustic retreat. You may arrange...more
Berry College doesn't end with the Main Campus. At the north end of the main campus lies the "stretch road" which connects the main campus to the Mountain Campus. The Mountain Campus is the home of Chick-Fil-A scholarship students as well as such classes as animal husbandry and horsemanship. Some of Berry's most beautiful scenery and buildings lie...more