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Julia Barnes and Kathy RichardsonAlumni don’t have to be sold on the quality of Berry faculty – we’ve experienced it – but it is exciting when outside groups affirm what we already know.

This spring, Assistant Professor of Spanish Julia Corine Barnes (near left) claimed the title of Most Valuable Professor in a national contest sponsored by Questia, an online library and research tool for students. She was nominated for the award by Berry student Marlon Blugh and emerged victorious after a public vote on Facebook.

“I am so honored that my students thought enough of me to vote for me! I’m blown away by their enthusiasm, just as I am continually impressed by the considerateness of students at Berry,” Julia said.

Professor of Communication Kathy Brittain Richardson has made a similar impact, as evidenced by her Teacher of the Year award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Small Programs Interest Group. Her candidacy was driven in part by the words of a former student, who wrote, “There are certain mentors in life whose presence does not fade. As time passes, their voices instead resonate, continuing to influence and inspire long after daily conversations and weekly classes cease. Dr. Kathy Richardson is one of those mentors for me, and thousands of others.”

Kathy will be honored later this summer at the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.

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