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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

BERRY magazine

Published three times per year for alumni and friends of Berry College Editor Karilon L. Rogers Managing Editor Rick Woodall (93C) Contributing Writers Debbie Rasure Joni Kenyon Design and Production Shannon Biggers (81C) Chief Photographer Alan Storey Class Notes and Gifts Listings Justin Karch (01C, 10G), Joni Kenyon and Rose Nix Contact Information Class Notes and Change of Address: alumni@berry.edu; 706-236-2256; 800-782-0130; or Berry Alumni Office, P.O. Box 495018, Mount Berry, GA 30149. Editorial: rwoodall@berry.edu; 706-378-2870; or Berry magazine, P.O. Box 490069, Mount Berry, GA 30149. BERRY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION President: Barbara Pickle McCollum (79C) President-Elect: Haron Wise (57H) Vice Presidents: Alumni Events, Frances Richey (83A, 87C); Berry Heritage, Allyson Chambers (80C, 84G); Financial Support, Tim Goodwin (03C); Young Alumni and Student Relations, Jeff Palmer (09C); Alumni Awards, Rebecca Christopher (61C) Parliamentarian: Bart Cox (92C) Secretary: Kimberly Terrell (04C, 06G) Chaplain: The Rev. Scott McClure (89C) Director of Alumni Relations Chris Watters (89C) Assistant Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Jeanne Mathews Vice President for Advancement Bettyann O’Neill President Stephen R. Briggs

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BERRY MAGAZINE • WINTER 2011-12

story and photos by Alyssa Hollingsworth

Work: THROUGH A NEW STUDENT WORK INITIATIVE aimed at

developing targeted partnerships with off-campus employers, Berry students helped create an interactive exhibit of the TOW missile system for the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Ga., without leaving the Berry campus. Working “virtually” with colleagues at INERGI, a firm based in Huntsville, Ala., a team of three Berry students researched the development and deploy­ ment of the TOW missiles, including the industrial and employee teams that built the system over a 40-year period and key battles in which it was used. The students’ work formed the basis of the new exhibit’s centerpiece, a suite of four “digital scrapbooks” describing

student editorial assistant

Outside partnerships provide new opportunities

the missile system in great detail for visitors as they stand in front of a glass enclosure housing each missile variant. Austin Boyd, CEO of INERGI, was impressed both by the quality of the students’ work and the attitude they exhibited. “The students were bright, cheerful and genuinely excited by the task,” he stated. “They met with me on a monthly basis at Berry, transmitted many hundreds of megabytes of data through Internet ‘drop box’ accounts, and submitted a welldocumented final report that led to a successful summer compilation of the data and museum exhibit installation in fall 2011. They proved that Berry’s concept of student work successfully extends to contractual support of business

off the campus. I am already looking at new long-term business partnerships to leverage this Berry innovation in our daily work at INERGI.” Senior Bobby Tuttle led the student team and found the experience to be particularly valuable. “As a history major, it’s difficult to find paid internships,” he said. “Berry provided an extraordinary level of experience for me during the school year – and for pay. It was extremely beneficial. I became a better researcher as a result of our work.” In October, two of the students visited the exhibit – now open to the public – and were excited to see their hard work come to fruition. “I researched this!” exclaimed Jessica Cantrell, like Tuttle a

Profile for Berry College

Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12  

Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12

Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12  

Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12