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Remarks from Trustee Bert Clark (82C) and a musical tribute performed by Kyler Post (10C) and Kali McMillian (12C) highlighted Berry’s 12th annual Scholarship Night celebration. This special event honors the donors who keep the dream of a Berry education burning brightly for so many students. This year’s gathering drew a crowd of more than 300 alumni and friends, faculty/staff members and students to Krannert Center’s Spruill Ballroom. Those in attendance were treated to a thank you video produced by Berry’s Firsthand4You program and student presentations by Julia Kolodziej and Dana Wenger, both of whom enjoyed life-changing experiences abroad thanks to the Bert and Cathy Clark Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship. You can read about Dana’s journey to Italy in the Spring 2013 issue of Berry magazine.

Scholarship Night coverage.

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Kelsey Trusty with her scarves during a recent trip to Berry.

It’s not easy to find opportunity in a cancer diagnosis, and yet Kelsey Trusty (11C) has done exactly that. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in October 2011, the one-time nursing student began braiding scarves out of old t-shirts as a way to keep herself occupied. Her creations became a sensation after she posted her work on Facebook, and the resulting profits have helped to subsidize her medical expenses while also providing hope for others.

Recently, Trusty’s story went national thanks to a CNN story produced by video journalist Kyler Post (11C), one of her Berry classmates.

Today, she is in remission and her business – named ‘Tussle’ as a nod to her cancer fight – is thriving. Later this summer, she plans to marry fiancé Trevor Bishop, who graduates from Berry this spring.

Read Trusty’s blog.

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