doubt, you've heard by now about Berry launching a $100 million
comprehensive campaign. If you want a truly exciting peek at what
this campaign will mean to future Berry students, stop by the campaign
you'll find information that's only available online, including
3-D models and extensive floor plans of the planned Student Athletic
and Recreation Center. Check it out!
Lady's Remarks Include Berry
Berry's work to bring education to all was cited by First Lady Laura
Bush while accepting The College Board's Medal for Distinguished
Service to Education in Atlanta in nearly November.
am happy to be in Georgia, the home of many great universities,
great educators and great Americans," she said. "I cannot
think of a more fitting place for The College Board to hold its
annual forum. Here, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Martha Berry
fought for the rights of all Americans -- the right to vote, the
right to be treated equally and the right to an education."
Bush's remarks included a brief retelling of the story of Berry's
founding and growth into a college. She concluded her remarks by
saying, "We reaffirm that the spirit of education will forever
be to teach and to learn. And we reaffirm the hope of Martha Berry
that education will always be the right of every man, woman and
child who lives in the promise of America and for the promise of
a greater tomorrow."
Center Opening Just Weeks Away
sure to circle Jan. 11 on your calendar and don't miss the unveiling
of the Berry Alumni Center in the college's historic Ford Complex.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Ford
the ceremony, you'll have the opportunity to tour the center and
wait for the official opening? Check out the progress at http://www2.berry.edu/alumni/alumnicenter/alumni_center_home.asp.
Garners National Media Attention
you read about Berry in recent issues of USA Today? The college's
Century Campaign was included in the state-by-state news highlights
on Monday, Oct. 7 -- (Martha Berry's birthday!!).
days later, Berry education professor Dr. Brian Jory was featured
in a USA Today news article, "How to cope? Keep guard, and
spirits, up." The article, which offered advice on dealing
with the fear associated with the D.C. sniper's attacks, appeared
on Friday, Oct. 18.
Century Campaign was also highlighted on CNN.
Web Site Highlights Berry Service
student-led Viking ABC Service Club received national attention
for its third annual community service day. The story, which originally
appeared in the Rome News-Tribune, was published on the TranSouth
Conference Web site and later on the official Web site of the National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Congratulations
to the students who led this effort and for their dedication to
Berry's motto -- "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister."
more online at http://www.naia.org/character/community/berry2.html.
Vikings to Host Conference Tourney
Lady Vikings soccer team (12-1-4) claimed the TranSouth region title
despite a 1-0 upset during the season finale.
week, Berry is hosting the conference tournament at Ford Field.
To keep up-to-date on the Lady Vikings' success, visit the Berry
Athletics Web page at http://www.berry.edu/athletics.
communication major Chandra Palubiak has been crowned the 2002 Miss
Marietta native was selected from a field of 16 Berry students,
who competed in the categories of personal interview, talent and
was sponsored in the pageant by Berry's Forensic Team.
The reigning Miss Berry College Jodi Ramsey
crowns Chandra Palubiak as her successor.
Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
would Mountain Day be without the traditional Olympics? Here,
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Tom Carver
gets slimed as he and Acting Chaplain Dale McConkey find out the
egg toss may not be all that it's -- ahem -- cracked up to be.
more sights from this year's Mountain Day celebration, visit the
online Alumni Community at http://www2.berry.edu/alumni/.
registered yet? Go ahead and sign up. It's quick, painless and
Abounds at Berry
Berry College faculty members were included in the 2002 edition
of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Those honored for
educational excellence are Dr. Victor Bissonnette, psychology;
Dr. Krishna Dhir, business; Dr. Amy Johnson, history; Dr. Susan
Logsdon-Conradsen, psychology; Dr. Carla Moldavan, mathematics;
Dr. Katherine Nolan, teacher education; and Dr. Christy Jo Snider,
Bruce Conn, dean of Berry's School of Mathematical and Natural
Sciences, wrote an essay titled "Learning to Serve Others"
that was published in College Faith, a book published by
Andrews University Press.
alumna Katie Cauthen Francisco (96C) appeared on Jeopardy!
on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Although she finished in third place, Katie
was the only contestant to correctly answer the final Jeopardy!
Bells are Ringing ... again at the Ford Complex
thanks to the efforts of Dr. Donald Fite (51H), who led an effort
to restore the clock at Ford Auditorium. Dr. Fite did much of the
restoration work on the clock himself.
unofficial Fuquay-Varina (N.C.) Chapter of the Berry Alumni Association
met on Mountain Day. The chapter was formed when 1984 graduates
Amanda Pierce Cecchi and Richard Wilkes found their young children
playing against each other at a soccer game. No word on the winner!
In the winter issue of The Berry Chronicle, read about
Berry grad Dusty Boyd's (86C) unique approach to community service
-- turning grueling Ironman competitions and mountain climbs into
dollars for VisionQuest, a non-profit foundation he established.
The Cartersville Alumni Chapter will host a holiday dinner
and meeting on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Quality Inn Restaurant in
Cartersville. For details, e-mail email@example.com.
The Southeast Georgia Alumni Chapter will host a Christmas party
at 7 p.m., Dec. 7, at the home of Elizabeth Hinson in Brunswick,
Ga. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berry's Agriculture Alumni Chapter will host a graduation reception
for all ag majors on Dec. 14 in the Westcott Building. For details,
The East Tennessee Chapter of the Berry Alumni Association
will meet at noon on Dec. 14 at the home of Dewey and Irene Large
in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For details, e-mail email@example.com.
The Centennial Road Show offers Berry alumni and friends
the change to learn about Berry today and be part of Berry's 100th
birthday bash. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for reservations. Upcoming stops include:
Ga. -- Nov. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention
Tenn. -- Nov. 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Radisson Summit Hill
-- Dec. 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Coosa Country Club
Speaker Diane McWhorter speaks at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, in
the Berry College Chapel. Ms. McWhorter's book, Carry Me Home:
Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution,
is the winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.
Candles and Carols of Christmases Past at Oak Hill marks the
beginning of the 2002 holiday season. These special candle-lit tours,
held from 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 6 and 7, offer the perfect time to visit
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