Tag Archives: Berry Trivia

Selfie SpotIn our last issue, we challenged readers to identify the source of the quotation now immortalized on the colonnade of Green Hall. You might answer Martha Berry … but that would be wrong. The person who actually uttered the phrase, “Whether at work or at play, do your best,” is former Harvard University President Charles William Elliot. Congrats to past champion Alyssa Nobles (12C) for once again delivering the winning tweet.

This month, we turn our attention to one of our favorite subjects – movies! Recently, Berry got its very own “selfie spot,” courtesy of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. These spots, located around the state, highlight Georgia’s growing presence in the film industry. For a shout-out in our next issue, tweet the location of Berry’s selfie spot – signifying our use as a location in Remember the Titans. If you include a selfie of yourself at that spot, we might share that as well!

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Green HallLast month, we challenged readers to name the Berry alumnus who claimed national honors in the 1,500-meter race at the 2017 USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships. Berry Kindermusik Director Kathryn Dugger Nobles (82C) nabbed her own championship (of the trivia variety) by correctly responding David Matherne (87C).

For September, we decided to focus our attention on some of the most familiar words on the Berry campus. For a shout-out in our next issue, “do your best” to tweet the name of the person who uttered the quotation immortalized on the colonnade of Green Hall. (Hint: It’s probably not who you think.) Don’t forget to include the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia.

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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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Atlanta United AlumnusIn our last issue, we asked you to identify the young alum turned aspiring actor who made a cameo appearance playing “young Jack” on the hit NBC drama This is Us. The answer, as members of the class of 2013 can tell you, is Darren Barnet, who since has made another network television appearance, this time on the long-running CBS procedural Criminal Minds.

This month, we shift our focus to sports. If you live in or around Atlanta, you no doubt are aware of the excitement surrounding the city’s new Major League Soccer franchise. Earn a shout-out in our next issue by being the first to tweet the name of the 2010 alumnus pictured at left who is now “getting his kicks” with the hometown team. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia.

Photo courtesy of Atlanta United

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Ford BuildingsJessica Clay Smith (00C) is the winner of our latest Alumni Accent trivia challenge, correctly noting that the architect chosen by Henry Ford to design the iconic buildings that now bear his name was Harry Carlson of Boston, Mass. Carlson, who also designed the Berry College Chapel, produced three sets of plans for the Ford Buildings before the famed industrialist was satisfied.

For our last question of 2016, we draw inspiration from a recent newspaper profile of Dr. Peter Lawler written by Michelle Williamson Wilson (93C). Scroll to the blog footer for a question testing your knowledge of one of Berry’s most legendary faculty members. Earn a shout-out in our next issue by being the first to share your answer on social media using the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia.

 

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Edsel Ford II, right, and Berry President Steve Briggs discuss vintage photos and letters documenting Henry Ford's relationship with Berry.

Edsel Ford II, right, and Berry President Steve Briggs view vintage photos documenting Henry and Clara Ford’s relationship with Berry.

In the last edition of our Alumni Accent trivia challenge, we asked readers to name the Fortune 500 company Berry Board of Trustees Chair Barry Griswell (71C) once served as CEO. The answer: Principal Financial Group. As a bonus, we asked you what sport he played at Berry. The obvious answer, given his 6-foot-9 frame, was basketball.

This month, we take our cue from a recent campus visit by Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of famed Berry benefactor Henry Ford. On campus for a short video shoot, the younger Ford had the opportunity to tour the campus – including the iconic buildings that bear his family name – and learn more about the historic connection between his great-grandparents and Martha Berry.

Scroll to the blog footer for this month’s question about those famous English Gothic buildings. Share your answers on social media using the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia to earn a shout-out in our next issue.

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Berry Magazine CoverBeth Collins Earnst (93C) has done it again, winning her second consecutive Alumni Accent trivia challenge by correctly tweeting that the Berry College Chapel is the famous campus landmark celebrating its centennial in 2016.

For this month’s challenge, we take inspiration from the newest issue of Berry magazine. Scroll to the blog footer for two questions about former Fortune 500 CEO and current Berry Board of Trustees Chair Barry Griswell (71C), pictured at left with wife Michele Irwin Griswell (70C). Share your answers on social media using the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia to earn a shout-out in our next issue.

HINT: The answers to both questions can be found in the story, accessible by clicking the adjacent cover image.

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Beth Collins Earnst

Beth Collins Earnst

In 2013, Beth Collins Earnst (93C) won well-deserved acclaim as the winner of Berry’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Now she can add another distinction to her resume – Alumni Accent trivia champion! She recalled correctly that it was Cecily Crow (94C) who bore the Olympic flame through the Berry campus on its way to Atlanta in 1996. We’ll include more on Berry’s Olympic legacy in a future issue. In the meantime, scroll to the blog footer for this month’s question about a famous Berry landmark. (HINT: Many of you have celebrated a major life event inside its walls.) Share your answers on social media using the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia.

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Then-President John Bertrand (center) and other members of the campus community celebrate Berry's first national championship.

Then-President John Bertrand (center) and other members of the campus community celebrate Berry’s first national championship.

Jason Sweatt (88C) is on a roll, winning our trivia challenge for the second issue in a row by correctly noting that Berry’s 1976 national championship – the first in school history came in women’s basketball. Those special alumnae made history not just for their school but for their state, becoming the first four-year women’s program to claim a national basketball title. Read more.

For this month’s question, we take inspiration from the upcoming anniversary of the 1996 Centennial Olympics. Surely, someone out there can stop Jason from making it three-for-three by tweeting the name (with hashtag #berrycollegetrivia) of the alumna and (now) longtime staff member who bore the famous flame through campus on its way to the Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta. (Hint: Her picture can be found on Page 6 of the new issue of Berry magazine.)

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Jason Sweatt

Jason Sweatt

In our last issue, we launched a new interactive feature by asking readers to name Berry’s first graduate. Kudos to Planned Giving Council member Jason Sweatt (88C) for drawing upon knowledge gained during his four years as a student worker in The Martha Berry Museum by correctly answering Wylie Clayton Henson (1904H). Click here to read more about the history-making alumnus who famously asked Martha Berry, “How high can you take me?” Her response: “How high do you want to go?”

Scroll to the blog footer for this month’s question, which involves a special group of alumnae who made history in the spring of 1976. (Hint: There’s a stone marker celebrating their accomplishment outside Ford Gymnasium). Be the first to tweet the correct answer with the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia and earn a virtual “high five” in our next issue.

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Henson1In our last issue, we asked you to tell us which Berry-themed Christmas gift you’d most enjoy. The most popular answer turned out to be Berry itself! More specifically, the top choice – with 38 percent of the vote – was a weekend getaway on campus. Next, with 28 percent, was a sampling of Berry cheese and produce, followed by a night out with your best Berry friends (20 percent), a guided tour of Berry movie locations (10 percent) and treats made of Berry-ground corn meal (4 percent).

This month, we’re launching a new interactive feature – Berry trivia! A picture of Berry’s first-ever graduate is posted at left. Can you name him?

Share your answer on Twitter with the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia and you might just get a mention in our next issue.

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