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Kirsten Taylor, left, and Ginger Swann

Kirsten Taylor, left, and Ginger Swann

A respected leader among the faculty and a comforting presence for Berry’s student-athletes earned well-deserved recognition as the 2016 recipients of the Martindale Awards of Distinction. Associate Professor and Department Chair of Government and International Studies Kirsten Taylor won praise as the faculty Martindale recipient for her efforts to help foster consensus among colleagues on such controversial topics as general education reform. Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Ginger Swann (93C) was lauded as the staff winner for her impressive ability to maximize resources and maintain high standards while providing innovative and personal care to more than 400 student-athletes each year.

Other faculty/staff award recipients included:

  • Dr. Martin Goldberg, retiring senior lecturer of animal science and college veterinarian, Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award
  • Dr. Nancy Edwards, assistant professor of teacher education, Eleana M. Garrett Award for Meritorious Advising
  • Dr. Kevin Hoke, associate professor of chemistry, Mary S. and Samuel Poe Carden Award
  • Dr. Michael Bailey, associate professor of government and international studies, Dave and Lu Garrett Award in Teaching
  • Alan Storey, retiring director of photographic services and community relations, SGA Staff Member of the Year
  • Dr. Randy Richardson, communication lecturer and forensics director, SGA Faculty Member of the Year
  • Kevin Ellis, barn manager for Gunby Equine Center, John R. Bertrand Superior Student Work Supervisor Award
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Gary Breton

Gary Breton

Callaway Professor of Organic Chemistry Gary Breton is the new dean of Berry’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Breton, a Berry faculty member since 1994, accepted a three-year appointment as dean after holding the title on an interim basis since last fall. He succeeds Dr. Bruce Conn, who has returned full time to the classroom after 16 years of meritorious service.

In other news, the Board of Trustees has granted tenure and/or promotions to the following faculty members:

Tenured: Dr. Curt Hersey (93C), communication

Tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor: Dr. Kevin Hoke (chemistry), Dr. Chang Pu (education)

Promoted to the rank of professor: Dr. Bill Davin (biology), Dr. Chris Diller (English, rhetoric and writing), Dr. Michelle Haney (psychology), Dr. John Hickman (government and international studies), Dr. Alan Hughes (psychology)

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