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Amelia Earhart

Three years before disappearing over the Pacific while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, Amelia Earhart (third from right) posed with Martha Berry during a 1934 visit to Berry.

If the results of our latest Alumni Accent poll are any indication, Berry alumni LOVE their campus landmarks!

Our January question – Which Berry landmark is your favorite? – drew unprecedented response. Two mountain campus favorites – Frost Chapel and the Old Mill – led the way, each drawing 30 percent of the vote. Ford Dining Hall was next with 21 percent, followed by the House ‘o Dreams (9 percent), Oak Hill (6 percent), Possum Trot (2 percent) and Roosevelt Cabin (2 percent).

This month, we turn our attention from famous places to famous people. Scroll to the footer to tell us which notable Berry visitor you would most like to have met.

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Berry Half MarathonHundreds of runners, joggers and walkers will converge on the Berry campus Saturday, March 28, for the eighth-annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K and 5K road races.

Now a beloved tradition, this fundraising event for Berry College Elementary and Middle School promises fun and fitness for a good cause. The half-marathon and 10K start at 8 a.m.; the 5K follows at 8:20 a.m. The half-marathon course takes participants down Lavender Mountain Drive (stretch road) to Berry’s mountain campus, past such famed landmarks as Frost Chapel, the Old Mill and WinShape Retreat Center, then back to main campus by way of the Viking Trail. The 10K and 5K races utilize shorter sections of stretch road and the Viking Trail. There’s also a 1-mile fun run for children in the Clara Bowl. Registration fees are currently $70 for the half marathon ($75 after March 22; $80 on race day), $35 for the 10K ($40 on race day) and $30 for the 5K ($35 on race day). Sign up today at www.berryhalf.com.

By Maxine Donnelly, philanthropic communications student assistant

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Frost ChapelAnother month, another record response to the Alumni Accent poll! The February poll question – Which campus landmark would you most like to see blanketed in snow? – drew 115 responses, besting the previous record of 108 set in December. Frost Chapel finished with 30% of the vote to edge out the Ford Buildings (28%) for favorite snowy landmark. The Old Mill (25%) was a close third, followed by the House o’ Dreams (8%), Berry College Chapel (5%), Barnwell Chapel (2%) and the Normandy Complex (2%).

Since we’ve had not one but two snowfalls at Berry over the last seven weeks, we’re happy to share this picture of the winner taken by student Mary Claire Stewart during the Jan. 28 storm. The source of the photo (Berry’s Facebook page) also provides a perfect segue into this month’s question. Scroll to the blog footer to participate.

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