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Gary Breton

Callaway Professor of Organic Chemistry Gary Breton is the new dean of Berry’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Breton, a Berry faculty member since 1994, accepted a three-year appointment as dean after holding the title on an interim basis since last fall. He succeeds Dr. Bruce Conn, who has returned full time to the classroom after 16 years of meritorious service.

In other news, the Board of Trustees has granted tenure and/or promotions to the following faculty members:

Tenured: Dr. Curt Hersey (93C), communication

Tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor: Dr. Kevin Hoke (chemistry), Dr. Chang Pu (education)

Promoted to the rank of professor: Dr. Bill Davin (biology), Dr. Chris Diller (English, rhetoric and writing), Dr. Michelle Haney (psychology), Dr. John Hickman (government and international studies), Dr. Alan Hughes (psychology)

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Curt HerseyAssistant Professor of Communication Curt Hersey (93C) was one of 20 television and media instructors nationwide chosen for a November seminar hosted by the Television Academy Foundation. While in Hollywood, he had the opportunity to meet with high-level industry professionals, tour major on-site facilities, and get up close and personal with a coveted Emmy Award. Though he didn’t get to keep the trophy, Hersey is already putting the knowledge he gained and connections he made to work for his students.

“I’m working with the foundation to set up video conferences with industry professionals for classes,” he explained. “And they are also helping me make contacts for a research project I’m working on. Long term, I hope to eventually take a group of students for a Maymester experience in L.A. using the contacts I’ve made.” More.

Reporting by Public Relations Student Assistant Alyssa Smith

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Viking FusionViking Fusion, Berry’s student-run multimedia website, is keeping good company these days, sharing the stage with such media giants as NPR, The Associated Press and CNN as a national finalist in the prestigious EPPY™ Awards contest administered by Editor & Publisher. Viking Fusion was nominated in the category of “Best College University Journalism Website” along with DePaul University, Central Michigan University, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Temple University.

Also this fall, Berry students garnered three nominations for National Student Production Awards (sponsored by College Broadcasters Inc.). Viking Fusion was a finalist in two categories, “Best Student Media Website” and “Best Promo,” while students taking Narrative Video Production with Curt Hersey (93C) earned a “Best PSA” nomination for Smoking Mime.

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