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In our January issue, we asked you to share what you are most thankful for when you look back on your Berry experience. There were seven possible answers, and for the first time we let you choose more than one. Even with this added flexibility, many respondents did us one better and chose all of the above, making that the most popular answer with 26.8 percent of all votes cast. Second, not surprisingly, was the beautiful campus, with 24.6 percent. Next, with 19.7 percent, was student work, followed by friendships (16.9 percent), faculty members who care (9.2 percent) and challenging academics (2.8 percent). Thanks to all who participated!

This month we turn our attention to spring break (woohoo!). Scroll to the bottom to share your memories (if you can!).

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Last month, we asked you to turn back the clock with the question, What was the toughest adjustment you had to make as a freshman at Berry? Based on your response (a record high!), it’s clear you remember those days quite well. The most popular answer, managing your academic course load, accounted for 40 percent of all responses. Next up was living in the residence halls, with 28 percent (who knew you could keep pizza under the bed?). Being responsible for your own schedule (14 percent) and making friends (13 percent) were third and fourth, respectively, while learning to navigate the campus (5 percent) was last.

This month’s question focuses on the sources you rely on most to find and keep track of your Berry friends. We’re especially interested in your level of interest in the AlumniConnect website and the upcoming print directory (preorders now being accepted). Scroll to the bottom and let your voice be heard! If you have a comment on this subject, please share with Alumni Relations Director Chris Watters (89C).

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In the August edition of the Alumni Accent poll, readers had the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite Mountain Day traditions. Three answers – reconnecting with old friends (35 percent), watching the Grand March (30 percent) and seeing the campus again (25 percent) – proved overwhelming popular, accounting for 90 percent of all votes cast. Thanks to all who took part!

This month, we’re turning our attention to memories of freshman year (egad!). Scroll to the bottom of this page to share your thoughts.

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Save the Date for Mountain DayJust in time for the “dog days” of summer, the Alumni Accent poll is back! Before getting to this month’s question, let’s take a look back at the June poll, which sought insight from alumni who were unable to attend Alumni Weekend, Alumni Work Week or Young Alumni Weekend. Forty-eight percent of all respondents indicated that a scheduling conflict kept them away. Another 34 percent cited personal or family obligations. All are good reasons, so we’ll let you off the hook – this time (but we’d better see you next year!).

This month’s question flashes ahead to the next big highlight on the alumni calendar – Mountain Day! Scroll to the bottom of the page to weigh in on your favorite tradition. Once you’ve finished, click here to see what we have on tap for 2012!

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It’s time for another edition of one of our favorite new features – the Alumni Accent poll! Before getting to our June question, let’s take a quick peek back at our April poll, when we asked about the type of alumni programming you would like to see come to your area. Two answers accounted for nearly 80 percent of all responses:

• Opportunities to socialize and network with other alumni – 49 percent
• Discussion of Berry’s strategic initiatives led by President Briggs – 30 percent

Among the other three possibilities, faculty presentations focusing on a particular area of interest was the most popular answer, garnering 9 percent of all votes cast.

This month, we turn our attention to Alumni Weekend, Alumni Work Week and Young Alumni Weekend. Specifically, we’re interested in hearing from those of you who weren’t able to attend this year. A list of reasons can be found in the footer of the blog. If you would like to expand on your answer or offer input for future events, please take a moment to email Alumni Relations Director Chris Watters (89C).

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In the March issue of the Alumni Accent, we sought input on the type of alumni career services that would be beneficial to you. Sixty-one percent of those who responded chose networking opportunities with alumni in their area. Another 30 percent selected online job postings and searches. Thank you for your feedback! This will be tremendously helpful as we work to tailor future offerings to meet your needs.

The April question shifts the focus from career services to alumni events. Scroll to the bottom of the page and let us know what type of programming you would like to see in your area.

This is a great opportunity to let your voice be heard. Don’t miss out!

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