Tag Archives: Kathryn Nobles

Green HallLast month, we challenged readers to name the Berry alumnus who claimed national honors in the 1,500-meter race at the 2017 USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships. Berry Kindermusik Director Kathryn Dugger Nobles (82C) nabbed her own championship (of the trivia variety) by correctly responding David Matherne (87C).

For September, we decided to focus our attention on some of the most familiar words on the Berry campus. For a shout-out in our next issue, “do your best” to tweet the name of the person who uttered the quotation immortalized on the colonnade of Green Hall. (Hint: It’s probably not who you think.) Don’t forget to include the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia.

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Nepal Earthquake AftermathAlyssa Nobles (12C) knew Nepal was on the itinerary when she first set out for Adventure in Missions’ yearlong World Race, but her visit took on a very different tone after an April earthquake rocked the mountainous region – killing thousands – just two days before she was set to arrive. When she finally set foot in the disaster zone more than a week later, it was in the role of relief worker. She got quite a scare of her own when a second major quake struck. Through her service, Nobles’ faith was affirmed by the resiliency of the people she encountered.Alyssa Nobles in Nepal

Reflecting on a church service she attended, she wrote in her blog:  “As I look around, I see the group of children gathered on several rugs spread out just for them. Their hands are lifted high and they are singing praises to the God of the universe that literally made the ground shake beneath their feet just two weeks ago. And I am absolutely amazed at the faith and the joy and the peace of these people.”

Nobles left Nepal in late May bound for Malaysia. She is the daughter of Randy (80C, 85G) and Kathryn Dugger Nobles (82C, FS).

Media coverage: “We are aiding in relief in whatever way we can”

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Kathryn NoblesKathryn Dugger Nobles (82C) has been named a Maestro in Outstanding Achievement by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading publisher of music and movement programs for young children. The Maestro Conductor’s Circle represents the top 1 percent of Kindermusik educators worldwide. The longtime Berry faculty member celebrates her 25th anniversary with Kindermusik this fall. As director of Berry’s program, she and her colleagues serve more than 150 families each week with classes for children birth to age 7. They also provide valuable work experience for Berry students, several of whom have made Kindermusik their career.

Nobles’ role as educator extends to her work as adjunct lecturer (piano) in Berry’s fine arts department. Recently, she enjoyed an impromptu reunion with former students and other alumni during a trip to Oregon. Pictured left to right are Rachel Floyd Davis (07C), Michael Smith (04C), Kelly Rusk Smith (06C) and baby Judson, Thomas Clark (05C), Kathryn Nobles, Carrie Nobles (16c), Stephen Williams (86C, 90G), Alyssa Nobles (12C), Beth Dodson Williams (86C, 90G), and Randy Nobles (80C, 85G).

 By Carey Blankenship, philanthropic communications student editorial assistant

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