Berry College in Rome held December commencement services on Saturday. 

Berry College Board of Trustees chairwoman Karen Holley Horrell spoke to the graduates saying that “Some gifts from a college experience are expected, some are unexpected."  Melissa Jean Wallace, of Cartersville, speaking on behalf of the graduates, encouraged her fellow graduates to live the Berry motto, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister…Be that mentor, be that friend, be that co-worker that inspires those around you,” Wallace said.

Two students from Chattooga County were part of the graduation at Berry College on Saturday:

Jessica Cook, Summerville – Master of Education

Bailee Wright, Summerville – Bachelor of Science