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Always Berry Magnets

Barnwell Chapel

The renovation of Barnwell Chapel is one of many crowdfunding projects you can support this spring.

Support a crowdfunding project, snag a magnet!

Are you looking for a way to show your school spirit that’s absolutely unique to Berry? We’ve got the perfect thing – an “Always Berry” deer magnet. For a limited time only, you can get your own outdoor magnet with a gift of $5 or more to any of our spring crowdfunding projects. Make your gift at Berry Funder, and we’ll mail you a magnet for your car or fridge. Support two or more projects, and you get BOTH the doe and the buck!

Crowdfunding options range from the renovation of Barnwell Chapel to scholarships honoring Rufus Massey (75C) and Dr. Chaitram Singh. You can also make gifts supporting student entrepreneurship, study abroad, the Longleaf Pine Project and the David Shankles Student Emergency Relief Fund, among other options.

Visit Berry Funder today to make your gift and “join the herd.” Once you get your magnet, be sure to snap a photo and share on social media using the hashtag #AlwaysBerry.

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Julie Bumpus and Alexi Bell

PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Above, student Alexi Bell interviews Associate Dean of Students Emeritus Julie Bumpus during this year’s Scholarship Night program. Below, senior Danielle Bowling, left, poses with her mentor, Director of Student Activities Cecily Crow (94C), during Always Berry Week. Photos by students Matthew McConnell and Bailey Albertson.

Always Berry Week

What does it mean to be “Always Berry?”

That question inspired a series of videos produced this spring in which alumni of all ages (and President Briggs!) have reflected on the things that make Berry special. Hopefully, you’ve seen and enjoyed these videos in your inbox or on social media. If not, click here to see what we’re talking about.

Earlier this month, students joined the conversation as part of a week-long campus celebration known as “Always Berry Week.” The alumni engagement office hosted the event in partnership with Athletes Bettering the Community, the Student Government Association, Krannert Center Activities Board, Berry resident assistants and the Student Philanthropy team. Together, they provided students with the opportunity to honor their Berry mentors while simultaneously supporting the Save a Student Scholarship. More than 400 students, faculty and staff took part, filling a display in Krannert Center with Polaroid selfies honoring the people at Berry who have made a difference in their lives.

The week concluded with Berry’s annual Scholarship Night celebration pairing donors with their scholarship recipients in the Cage Center. More than 100 student volunteers welcomed participants by lining the drive as candleholders, honoring a tradition that dates back to the “Berry Pilgrims” of Martha Berry’s day. Students Mahmood Abdellatif and Alexi Bell acted as hosts for the program, which was planned by students and featured remarks by a number of donors and scholarship recipients in attendance.

Always Berry Week is over now, but there is more fun yet to come. Click here to learn more about what it means to be “Always Berry,” and keep an eye out later this week for a new video featuring an unforgettable rendition of Berry’s Alma Mater that you don’t want to miss.

By Jennifer Wright

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