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Cynthia CourtPresident Steve Briggs recently announced the appointment of Cynthia Court as Berry’s new vice president of advancement. She will assume the role on a full-time basis Jan. 1, following the retirement of Bettyann O’Neill. Until that time, the two will work together on an interim basis to ensure a seamless transition in the areas of alumni relations, development and philanthropic communications.

Court’s impressive resume includes experience as chief marketing and development officer for Special Olympics International in Washington, D.C., executive vice president of development and marketing for Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Atlanta, and group vice president for personal giving for the Arthritis Foundation in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. She most recently served as managing director of the nonprofit practice of the executive search firm Harvard Group International. Read more.

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Robbie Bach Addressing StudentsCivic engineering – the process of encouraging people to engage themselves in their communities – was the topic Nov. 12 as Berry’s Conson Wilson Lecture Series welcomed Robbie Bach, the man responsible for leading the creation and development of the highly successful Xbox video game platform. The former Microsoft executive spoke at the request of Berry Trustee Roxanne Spillett, former president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Bach also has strong ties to another Berry trustee, Barry Griswell (71C), his colleague on the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which Bach serves as chair.

In his remarks, Bach noted that the strategy of devising a purpose, principles and priorities that proved so successful in developing the Xbox apply to civic engineering as well. He also told the audience of students, faculty and community members that faith, perseverance and serendipity are three things that have changed his life. He walked away impressed by the beauty of Berry’s campus and the emphasis on student work.

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