Fenner, who will receive Bachelor of Art in Spanish and Bachelor of Science in economics degrees, has worked full time since she was a home-schooled high school student. At Berry, she was promoted to a supervisor position in the information technology department by her second year, and she’s been the president of one campus club or another since her freshman year.
“I stayed busy,” she said of her time at Berry before adding about her downtime to come,“I like staying busy, so I am going to have some issues.”
Fenner won’t be completely bored though, as she will be giving herself a crash course in Korean to prepare for her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship that she will begin at the end of the summer. She’s already fluent in Spanish and has a good bit of French down pat, so Fenner is ready to take on another language.
Working under a Korean teacher, Fenner will teach classes 20 hours a week and participate in additional school-related activities.
She has lived abroad on two separate occasions during her time at Berry, teaching English in Costa Rica in 2008 and later spending a semester abroad in Spain.
Kenner said she found Berry through a college search engine, visited the campus, and never even applied to another school.
“It’s perfect for me. I don’t think I knew how perfect it was for me,” she said.
After returning from Korea in a year, Kenner will likely pursue graduate school at Georgia Tech. She wants to study international relations and has a dream of one day working as an ambassador.
State Rep. Katie Dempsey is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Berry’s spring commencement Saturday at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Evans Hall. Approximately 315 students will graduate.