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Dr. David McKenzie

Dr. David McKenzie

Jonathan Bopp (05C)

Jonathan Bopp (05C)

Excellence among Berry’s faculty and staff was on display during the 2014 presentation of the Martindale Awards of Distinction. Faculty honors went to retiring Professor of Philosophy David McKenzie, who was lauded for his strong commitment to student interests and academic integrity as well as his contributions to fostering a campus community that is Christian in spirit but welcoming of all. The staff award was claimed by Jonathan Bopp (05C), a valued member of the physical plant team whose innovative ideas have helped to streamline setups for special events and keep the campus running smoothly.

These special awards were endowed by Susan Byrd Martindale (73C) and her husband, Larry, to reward those who promote continuous improvement, implement innovative approaches to problem solving and inspire others to extraordinary achievement.

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Kathy RichardsonBerry Provost Kathy Richardson (pictured) is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in recognition of her many accomplishments as a teacher, author and administrator. A communication faculty member since 1986, Richardson is a past recipient of Berry’s top awards for teaching and service. She is currently serving a three-year appointment as provost. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from UGA. Joining her in the spotlight are several other Berry faculty and staff members lauded at spring campus awards programs. They include:

Dr. Judy Wilson, associate professor of animal science, Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Victor Bissonnette, associate professor of psychology, Eleana M. Garrett Award for Advising and Caring
Dr. Alice Bristow, associate professor of theatre, Outstanding Faculty Member (SGA)
Laura Phillips, administrative assistant, vice president for student affairs and dean of student’s office, Outstanding Staff Member (SGA)
Matt Forrester, systems engineer for network operations, John R. Bertrand Superior Work Supervisor Award

Emeritus recognition: The Board of Trustees recently granted emeritus titles to Professor of Philosophy David McKenzie, who is retiring this spring after 36 years on the faculty; Martha Reynolds, who retired as associate librarian in January; and Dr. Tom Carver, who retired in 2004 as vice president for student affairs and dean of students but continues to serve Berry as an adjunct member of the psychology faculty. Also honored were two retiring members of the Board of Trustees, Pete Roberts and Terry Graham.

Alumnus Colin William (93C) recently shared his appreciation for Dr. McKenzie in a letter to the editor of the Campus Carrier.

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