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Berry students earn scholarships, fellowships

ROME, Ga. -- A number of Berry College undergraduates have earned prestigious fellowships and scholarships for their academic dedication.

One recent graduate -- Stephanie Tomys, a political science major from Newnan -- received one of only 51 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships. Each fellowship is worth $5,000.

The National Science Foundation awards funding to promising students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. This year's honorees from Berry include:

* Mandi Dean, Sylva (N.C.)
Math major
Will attend the Summer Math Program at Carleton College in Minn.

* Alex Peterson, Ballwin (Mo.)
Math major
Will study at the University of West Georgia

* Brandon Sanders, Orlando (Fla.)
Physics major
Will have a software development summer internship with NASA

More Berry College students who were awarded enriching opportunities are:

* Kate Farrar, Brentwood (Tenn.)
Political science/religion and philosophy double major
Selected to be a John Jay Fellow and will participate in a yearlong study program and public policy internship

* Katherine Kent, Bethel Park (Pa.)
Environmental science major
Will study abroad with the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

* Kendra Macomber, Dallas
Art major
Will spend a year in Germany, thanks to the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

* Matt Murphy, Moultrie
Political science major
Selected to be an Intercollegiate Studies Institute National Honors Fellow

"This year, Berry College students have once again won several major funding opportunities on the national and international level," Berry associate history professor Matthew Stanard said. “These prestigious awards, several for year-long funding, will see Berry students and new alumni studying or working as close as Atlanta and as far away as Germany and Nepal, in fields as diverse as mathematics, philanthropy, software development, public policy, the natural sciences, and foreign languages and cultures.”

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