WOW! Look what you made possible

Animal Science Rendering

GREAT SPACES: Above is an architectural rendering of the new animal science building to be constructed adjacent to McAllister Hall (seen in background). Below you can see the results of the soon-to-be-completed renovation of Ford Auditorium.

Momentum is growing behind the final capital priority in LifeReady: The Berry College Campaign for Opportunity, and we have YOU to thank for it! Significant alumni support of previous projects – accounting for 39% of all campaign gifts received to date – has inspired a $4 million grant from an Atlanta-based foundation supporting construction of a new teaching and research facility for animal science. That grant propelled fundraising for the project to nearly 90% of the $15.7 million goal, increasing the likelihood that construction will begin in 2020.

Alumni support throughout the campaign has been impressive, helping to fund new and renovated facilities, programmatic enhancements, and generous scholarships. Here is a quick glimpse of the advances you have made possible for Berry students. Thank you!

Ford Auditorium Renovation

This image provides a dramatic view of the beautiful new ceiling in Ford Auditorium’s Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall.

One example of the power of your collective generosity is the $6.3 million Ford Auditorium renovation. To date, gifts have been made by more than 500 donors, many of them alumni. Work on that project has been ongoing throughout the summer and fall, with completion expected in a few weeks’ time. Already, students and faculty are marveling at the breathtaking beauty of the newly installed wooden ceiling, which will significantly enhance the acoustical experience in the 91-year-old structure for performers and audience members alike.

In that same way, the new animal science building will enhance experiences for students in Berry’s largest major. The 23,000-square-foot structure will be located adjacent to McAllister Hall, encouraging new opportunities for research collaboration across the sciences even as it provides much-needed classroom and laboratory space for one of Berry’s most distinctive majors. Visit the project website to learn more about the promise and potential of this exciting new facility.

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