Tag Archives: Kaleigh Carpenter

Rachel QuillinBiochemistry major Rachel Quillin (pictured) is one of only a handful of students nationwide to be awarded a Lambda Sigma National Honor Society scholarship in 2013-14. Quillin, the recipient of Lambda Sigma’s Emily Taylor Scholarship, has distinguished herself in the classroom – making the dean’s list in each of her four semesters at Berry – and through significant participation in the Work Experience Program. She also established a literacy program at the Open Door Children’s Home. The aspiring health care provider was nominated for the scholarship after serving as president of Berry’s Lambda Sigma chapter in 2012-13.

Also earning acclaim this summer were the seven students responsible for The Jews of Florence multimedia reporting project, which placed third nationally in the Newspaper Project Award competition. The series – consisting of more than a dozen stories across multiple media – was produced during a summer study-abroad experience in 2012. Other institutions honored in the competition included Northwestern, Iowa State, James Madison and the University of Texas at Austin. Read more.

Not to be outdone, Berry math majors scored in the 97th percentile nationwide on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test, a comprehensive undergraduate assessment designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. Read more.

UPDATE: In our last issue, we shared news that Berry tennis player Kaleigh Carpenter’s inspirational story had been featured in the summer issue of the NCAA’s Champion magazine. More recently, the sophomore standout – born missing part of her left arm – has been interviewed by ESPNW and Fox Sports Radio.

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Viking Fusion Feature: Kaleigh Carpenter

The inspiring story of Berry student-athlete Kaleigh Carpenter was featured in the summer issue of the NCAA’s Champion magazine. The rising sophomore, who was born missing most of her left arm, has proven herself to be one tough competitor on the tennis court, earning honorable mention All-Conference recognition as a freshman. Playing with a prosthetic device that helps her serve, Kaleigh finished 16-5 in singles and 15-6 in doubles while helping the Lady Vikings claim runner-up honors in the inaugural Southern Athletic Association tournament.

Read more about Kaleigh in this spring feature written by Berry Sports Information Director Bob Lowe. See her in action by watching the accompanying Viking Fusion video produced by student Blake Childers.

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