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Berry named among America’s most beautiful college campuses BEAUTY MAY BE IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, but who wouldn’t agree with Travel + Leisure’s September 2011 assessment that America’s largest college campus is also among its most breathtaking? That’s right! Berry is one of 29 colleges and universities featured in the Travel + Leisure article, “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses,” joining such renowned institutions as Stanford, Notre Dame, Princeton, Duke and the University of Virginia on the celebrated list. “America’s most beautiful college campuses have the power not only to sway indecisive high school students, of course, but also to attract tourists,” noted Travel + Leisure writer Ratha Tep. “Their appeal comes through varying combinations of awe-inspiring architecture, landscaping, and surroundings.” Of Berry, Tep wrote, “This rural college holds a lofty record: it’s the world’s largest contiguous college campus … with more than 26,000 acres of fields, lakes, forests, and mountains. Berry makes prime use of its setting too, with numerous reflecting pools and fountains situated nearby its beautiful English Gothic-inspired buildings like the Ford Dining Hall, Ford Auditorium, and Mary Hall, made possible by the school’s largest benefactor – Henry Ford.” The complete article, including photos of the various campuses, can be accessed online at


Berry helps to “Move that bus!” IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE TY PENNINGTON

graced the

Goin’ molecular

pages of Berry magazine

A $258,971 GRANT from the

Jenifer Faison (92C), then

as part of a feature about a producer for Extreme

Makeover: Home Edition. Last summer, Berry crossed paths with Pennington again, this protons and electrons that make up the substance,” Hoke explained. “It uses the same underlying principles as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) but gives information that is interpreted at the molecular level. This instrument will give our students experience with state-of-the-art techniques for studying molecular structures.”

time joining forces to help

Bryan Harris / Jackson Spalding

National Science Foundation has brought a state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to the Berry Science Building that dramatically enhances research opportunities for chemistry students and faculty. The grant was secured by three members of Berry’s chemistry faculty, Drs. Gary Breton, Dominic Qualley and Kevin Hoke, in collabora­ tion with a colleague from Shorter University. “This instrument allows us to deduce the structure of mol­ ecules based on the interactions of a magnetic field with the

service organization, Athletes Bettering the Community. The athletes’ service included work in elementary schools, homeless shelters, cause-based thrift stores and after-school programs. Other recent good works by Berry athletes include fund­ raising for supplies for a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan by the men’s lacrosse team, raising money for breast cancer medical research and patient support by the volleyball squad, and support for a foundation focusing on childhood cancer by the men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams.

classroom and do good for the community. The 2010-11 intercollegiate softball team is the most recent Berry squad to claim AllAcademic Team honors, earning recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. In addition, six players received individual acclaim as AllAmerica Scholar Athletes. Last fall, nearly all of Berry’s 310 student-athletes volunteered in 20 different locations in Rome and Floyd County as part of a semi-annual service day hosted by the athletic department’s

change the life of Anaiah Rucker, a fifth-grader who lost her leg saving her sister from an oncoming truck. Pennington and his crew worked their usual magic on the family home in Madison, Ga., while Berry provided hope for the future by awarding a scholarship to the young hero, who dreams of one day becoming a doctor or lawyer. The episode aired in October. BERRY MAGAZINE • WINTER 2011-12


Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12  
Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12  

Berry Magazine - Winter 2011-12