Donna Berg '71

class of 2026

Donna (Hemenway) Berg came to Maryville College from Wisconsin; she received a degree in Sociology in 1971.  She and Richard (also a 1971 graduate) married graduation weekend and were then thrust into military life, one year in New Jersey, then two in Germany. Upon returning to the states they set up house in Wisconsin before the pull to return to Maryville brought them back in 1986.

Donna served several terms on the Blount County Alumni Board from the late 80s to 2013; she remembers serving while the faculty wives partnered with the board for the craft and bake sale.  “Whoopie pies” anyone?? Many friendships were formed during these years with Maryville College as the uniting factor.

Donna worked for First Tennessee Bank for a few years before starting with Harrison Construction, where she worked in the office for over 25 years until retiring in 2016.  She and Richard have two children, Brandon and Heidi, and six awesome grandchildren!