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A decorated diplomat, two longtime friends with a shared passion for helping children, a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” and a young alumna who has found success in the corporate world recently joined the ranks of Berry’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. They were honored at Alumni Weekend 2013. This year’s inductees – Angela R. Dickey (75A, 79C), F. Mack Gay (59C), the late Walter O. Maine (59C), Sheryle J. Bolton (68c) and Beth Collins Earnst (93C) – span four decades of Berry history.

Angela, recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award, was recognized for her globe-spanning career with the U.S. Department of State. Mack and Walter shared the Distinguished Service Award for their work with Florida foster children (chronicled in Berry magazine). Sheryle, recently appointed CEO of Sally Ride Science and a member of the Berry College Board of Trustees, was presented with the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. And Beth, a communications manager for BASF Corp., and new member of the Berry College Board of Visitors, was named Outstanding Young Alumna.

A number of other alumni and friends were also honored during Alumni Weekend, including the husband and wife tandem of J. Ray and Marilyn Scott (65C) Allen, recipients of the 2013 High School/Academy Outstanding Faculty/Staff Awards. Alumni in attendance also had a presentation for Berry – a combined gift of $3 million from the reunion classes.

Click here for more coverage of Alumni Weekend, and don’t forget to visit the photo galleries below. You might just see someone you know!

Photo galleries: Distinguished Alumni Awards and Golden Guard Gala, Golf Scramble, High School/Academy Breakfast, Weekend Worship Services

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Your alumni magazine is once again among the best of the best, as judged by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This year, Berry received an Award of Excellence in the nine-state CASE District III awards competition. Only one publication ranked higher in Berry’s enrollment category. As an added bonus, Shannon Biggers (81C), chief designer for Berry magazine, and fellow alumna Jennifer Beard (93C, 00G) also claimed an Award of Excellence for Berry’s 2011 Young Alumni Weekend invitation.

If you’ve yet to explore the latest issue of Berry magazine, featuring stories about international banker Michael Contreras (76C), Jeopardy! champion Ryan Fox (02C), and the inspiring work of lifelong friends Mack Gay (59C) and Walter Maine (59C), click the cover and check it out today.

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