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3 added to Berry Board of Trustees

3 added to Berry Board of Trustees

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College has added three new members to its Board of Trustees.

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A.D. Frazier, president of Atlanta-based Georgia Oak Partners, is one of the new trustees. He served as COO of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and is on the board of directors for the Management Development and Compensation Committee of Apache Corporate and MHM Services. Frazier received a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rome to hold Ga. Honors Iraq Veterans Parade

Rome to hold Ga. Honors Iraq Veterans Parade

ROME, Ga. -- A parade honoring local veterans of the Iraq War will be hosted this Saturday, June 16 in Rome.

The Georgia Honors Iraq Veterans Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Glen Milner Boulevard and will travel down Broad Street in downtown Rome.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch the parade, which will feature veterans and military service organizations.

After the parade, the veterans in attendance and their families will be invited to a short program where they will be honored by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Tom Graves.

The Georgia Honors Iraq Veterans Parade is sponsored in part by the Atlanta Better Business Bureau.

Berry instructor named Most Valuable Professor

Berry instructor named Most Valuable Professor

ROME, Ga. -- Dr. Julia Barnes, a Spanish professor at Berry College, is the winner of Questia's first-ever Most Valuable Professor competition.

Barnes, who has taught at Berry since 2010, was nominated for the award by her students and won after receiving the most votes in a Facebook contest. As part of her prize, Questia will establish a $2,500 scholarship in her name.

"I am so honored that my students thought enough of me to vote for me," Barnes said. "I'm blown away by their enthusiasm, just as I am continually impressed by the considerateness of students at Berry."

For their part, the students had nothing but glowing comments for Barnes.

"I've learned more Spanish in two semester than I've learned in seven years of middle and high school," senior Lara Thomson said. "I am really glad [Barnes] knows how much her students appreciate her and I hope she feels appreciated."

Journalist, doctor added to Berry Board of Visitors

Journalist, doctor added to Berry Board of Visitors

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Board of Visitors recently welcomed two new members.

Maria Saporta and Dr. Brandon Bushnell were appointed to the board last month.

Bushnell is an orthopedic and sports medicine doctor at Harbin Clinic in Rome. He is involved with a number of notable organizations, including Floyd Medical Center, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Berry College Athletics and the Rome Braves. Dr. Bushnell majored in religious studies at Vanderbilt University and completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia.

Berry junior earns Goldwater Scholarship

Berry junior earns Goldwater Scholarship

ROME, Ga. -- A student at Berry College is the latest recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for his work in physics and mathematics.

Junior Aaron Ostrander is majoring in physics and math at Berry. The LaGrange, Ga. native has already conducted plenty of undergraduate research and hopes to someday pursue a doctoral degree.

Berry math professor Eric McDowell said Ostrander's "application was markedly strengthened by the fact that he has already done scientific research and has established a research agenda."

The Goldwater Scholarship, named for U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, was established in 1986 to promote research in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). It is considered the most prestigious undergraduate award in the STEM disciplines.

Berry junior wins scholarship to study in Australia

Berry junior wins scholarship to study in Australia

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College student Megan Walton received the Gilman International Scholarship, which allows her to spend this semester studying in Australia.

The Wyoming, Del. resident is currently studying animal science at Murdoch University in Perth. She has taken courses is pathology and animal disease production, marine biology and environmental restoration, with the hope of someday going to veterinary school.

"I think this experience is going to go far in teaching me not only about myself but also to become a global citizen in a true sense," Walton said.

The Gilman International Scholarship is a competitive funding program that pays for tuition, room and board, books, local transporation, insurance and airfare for American college students to study abroad.

Walton will speak to Berry's Introduction of Animal Science class about her experience in the Land Down Under when she returns to Rome for her senior year in the fall.