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Kevin Bacon on the set of "The Following."

Kevin Bacon takes a break during shooting for the pilot of “The Following.”

Most alumni can rattle off Berry’s impressive list of film credits – ranging from major motion pictures such as Sweet Home Alabama and Remember the Titans to television’s The Following – but how many know that such productions support historic preservation efforts on campus?

A recent article by the Georgia Studio Alliance played a game of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” to illustrate how production fees from an on-campus shoot – in this case, the pilot for The Following –  supplemented gifts from friends and alumni such as the Daughters of Berry and the Daughters of the American Revolution to help fund the renovation of Roosevelt Cabin. Read article.

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American Spirit MagazineBerry’s famed Ford Buildings graced the cover of the 2015 education issue of American Spirit magazine, the national publication of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In spotlighting Berry and other DAR-affiliated institutions nationwide, the issue credited Martha Berry with first stirring the DAR’s “passion for supporting schools” with her 1904 address to the organization’s Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. It also traced the unique history of “Martha’s great experiment” and lauded the college for staying “true to its founder’s vision of building and sustaining communities through education.”

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