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Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta

Eddie DeLoach (74C) joined U.S. senators, corporate CEOs and newly elected Gov. Brian Kemp on Georgia Trend magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 most influential Georgians. DeLoach has distinguished himself as mayor of Savannah, a post he has held since 2016. Soon after his election, he sat down with Viking Fusion reporter Sarah O’Carroll (17C) to discuss his time at Berry. See that interview by clicking the video above. Influential list.

The Savannah mayor was one of two Georgians with significant Berry ties recognized by Georgia Trend. Joining him was respected Atlanta business journalist and Berry Board of Visitors member Maria Saporta, one of two 2019 inductees into the magazine’s “Most Influential Hall of Fame.” Read story.

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Jessica Parker NunanJessica Parker Nunan (01C) is the latest Berry alum to merit inclusion on Georgia Trend magazine’s annual “40 under 40” list of the state’s rising stars in business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, health care and education. Nunan was recognized for her work as executive director of Caminar Latino, Georgia’s first-and-only comprehensive domestic-violence intervention program for Latino families. She also shares the voice of the Latino community through service on a Sesame Street advisory committee and facilitates a group for Latino youth who have witnessed violence. Complete “40 under 40” list.

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Georgia Trend ArticleBerry has a fan in Georgia Trend magazine, which showcased the college’s historic work focus and other unique initiatives – including the creative technologies major and HackBerry Lab – in a prominent January feature fittingly titled, “Gate of Opportunity.” In that same issue, four representatives of the college community – three of them alumni – made the publication’s annual list of Notable Georgians:

  • Eddie DeLoach (74C), Savannah mayor
  • Sara Totonchi (99C), executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Roger Tutterow (84C), Berry trustee and director of the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University
  • Maria Saporta, Berry Board of Visitors member and noted business and civic journalist
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John Barge

Photo courtesy of Georgia Department of Education.

Dr. John Barge (88C), Georgia state school superintendent and a 2014 candidate for governor, has once again been named to Georgia Trend magazine’s list of the state’s 100 “most powerful and influential citizens.” This is the second consecutive year that Barge (pictured) has been so recognized. Three other members of Berry’s alumni community Joe Cook (88C), Sara Totonchi (99C) and Dr. Roger Tutterow (84C) were named “notable Georgians” in the same issue. More.

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John Barge (88C) and Joe Cook (88C)

John Barge (88C), left, and Joe Cook (88C) are among the state's most influential leaders, according to Georgia Trend.

Two members of the Berry College class of 1988 – John Barge and Joe Cook – are included on Georgia Trend magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential Georgians. John is beginning his third year as superintendent of Georgia’s public school system, while Joe is executive director and river keeper for the Coosa River Basin Initiative. Joe previously made the list in 2011; this is John’s first appearance.

According to the article, “The individuals on this 15th edition of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians list, many you’ve heard of and a few you may not know by name, are exerting lots of influence in the worlds they inhabit – business, philanthropy, politics. They are impacting how we live, how we vote, how we buy or how we give.”

Joining the two Berry representatives are a host of recognizable names, including congressmen, senators, university presidents and successful business executives such as Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. View complete list.

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