Tag Archives: Alyssa Nobles

Berry Trivia PhotoWow! Last month’s trivia question – asking readers to identify the Berry alumnus now “getting his kicks” with the Atlanta United professional soccer team – produced one of the closest results in our history, with Alyssa Nobles (12C) beating Sarah Huffman (12C) by a scant two minutes in tweeting the correct response of Mark Bloom (10C).

The subject of this month’s question (pictured at left) will be honored in July as the 2017 recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s E. Burr Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, one of six Distinguished Service Awards presented by the international organization each year. Earn a shout-out in our next issue by being the first to tweet the name of this 1961 Berry high school alumnus who recently completed his 40th year as a college president. Be sure to include the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia.

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Nepal Earthquake AftermathAlyssa Nobles (12C) knew Nepal was on the itinerary when she first set out for Adventure in Missions’ yearlong World Race, but her visit took on a very different tone after an April earthquake rocked the mountainous region – killing thousands – just two days before she was set to arrive. When she finally set foot in the disaster zone more than a week later, it was in the role of relief worker. She got quite a scare of her own when a second major quake struck. Through her service, Nobles’ faith was affirmed by the resiliency of the people she encountered.Alyssa Nobles in Nepal

Reflecting on a church service she attended, she wrote in her blog:  “As I look around, I see the group of children gathered on several rugs spread out just for them. Their hands are lifted high and they are singing praises to the God of the universe that literally made the ground shake beneath their feet just two weeks ago. And I am absolutely amazed at the faith and the joy and the peace of these people.”

Nobles left Nepal in late May bound for Malaysia. She is the daughter of Randy (80C, 85G) and Kathryn Dugger Nobles (82C, FS).

Media coverage: “We are aiding in relief in whatever way we can”

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Kathryn NoblesKathryn Dugger Nobles (82C) has been named a Maestro in Outstanding Achievement by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading publisher of music and movement programs for young children. The Maestro Conductor’s Circle represents the top 1 percent of Kindermusik educators worldwide. The longtime Berry faculty member celebrates her 25th anniversary with Kindermusik this fall. As director of Berry’s program, she and her colleagues serve more than 150 families each week with classes for children birth to age 7. They also provide valuable work experience for Berry students, several of whom have made Kindermusik their career.

Nobles’ role as educator extends to her work as adjunct lecturer (piano) in Berry’s fine arts department. Recently, she enjoyed an impromptu reunion with former students and other alumni during a trip to Oregon. Pictured left to right are Rachel Floyd Davis (07C), Michael Smith (04C), Kelly Rusk Smith (06C) and baby Judson, Thomas Clark (05C), Kathryn Nobles, Carrie Nobles (16c), Stephen Williams (86C, 90G), Alyssa Nobles (12C), Beth Dodson Williams (86C, 90G), and Randy Nobles (80C, 85G).

 By Carey Blankenship, philanthropic communications student editorial assistant

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