About the Alumni Association
The Berry Alumni Association consists of over 26,000 alumni across the United States and throughout the world.
Mission | Membership | Governance
The mission of the Berry Alumni Association is to advance the interests of Berry College and to create opportunities for alumni to participate fully in the life and vitality of the global Berry community. The Association is an integral part of Berry and serves as a support organization for the school. It has no identity or incorporation apart from Berry and is entitled to all rights, privileges and responsibilities granted to other components of the school.
Alumni Association Membership
Membership in the Berry Alumni Association automatically includes all former students who have attended the Berry Schools (Berry College, The Mount Berry School for Boys, The Martha Berry School for Girls, and Berry Academy) for at least one academic year and/or have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours).
Berry communications are sent only to members of the Alumni Association who are considered to be active members. If a member does not have contact information on file at Berry, has requested to be excluded, or has had no Berry involvement within the past 30 years, he/she will be automatically excluded from certain Berry communications. If you believe you are on the inactive members list, please e-mail email@example.com or call (800) 782-0130 with your current contact information and request to receive all Berry alumni communications.
Associate membership The spouse of each automatic association member is an associate member with all privileges of a member except the right to vote and hold office.
Honorary membership may be conferred upon individuals who have given distinctive service to Berry College and who are elected as honorary members by the majority vote of the Alumni Council. Honorary members enjoy all privileges of members except the right to vote and hold office. Honorary membership is not conferred upon associate members.
To nominate a deserving person for honorary membership, complete the nomination form.
Listing of all Berry Alumni Association Honorary members
Alumni Association Meetings
The Alumni Association holds its annual meeting on Berry’s campus in May during Alumni Weekend. All alumni are invited to attend to learn news from the Executive Committee, Alumni Council and the latest things going on within the Association's governing body. Watch the Alumni Weekend schedule for the date, time and location of the next annual meeting.
Alumni Association Annual Meeting Minutes
The Berry Alumni Association is governed by an Executive Committee and the Alumni Council according to the Association’s constitution and bylaws. Berry’s Office of Alumni Relations coordinates and sponsors alumni programming in partnership with the Association’s Executive Committee and Alumni Council.
Office of Alumni Relations
The Berry Alumni Association’s Executive Committee leads the Association and the Alumni Council. The committee consists of the following volunteer officers:
- President of the Berry Alumni Association
- President-Elect or Immediate Past President
- Vice President of Alumni Association Awards
- Vice President of Alumni Association Events
- Vice President of Financial Support
- Vice President of Young Alumni & Student Relations
- Vice President of Berry Heritage
- Director of Alumni Relations
Click here to view current Executive Committee members.
The Alumni Council is led by the Alumni Association’s Executive Committee. It is an elected body of Berry alumni volunteers who fulfill the provisions of the Association's constitution and its bylaws. The council makes decisions and takes all actions within the purview of the Association except those specifically requiring action by the Association.
Members of the Alumni Council are elected, with the exception of a few seats that are appointed by the Alumni Association President. Alumni Council members serve as advisors to the Office of Alumni Relations and other areas of Berry’s Department of Advancement in matters of programs and connections with alumni. The Alumni Council consists of:
- Alumni Association Executive Committee members (see above)
- 20 elected alumni
- Past Alumni Association Presidents who choose to serve on the Council
- Lifetime Alumni Council members
- Presidents of alumni chapters and other official affiliate organizations
- Ex officio members consisting of the presidents of the Berry Student Government Association and of the Senior, Junior, and Sophomore classes
The Council contains six standing committees. These committees are: the Executive Committee, the Committee for Association Awards, the Committee for Alumni Events, the Committee for Financial Support, the Committee for Berry Heritage and the Committee for Young Alumni and Student Relations.The Executive Committee is chaired by the Alumni Association president and all other committees are chaired by Alumni Association vice presidents. In addition, the Parliamentarian chairs the Association's Constitution and Bylaws Committee each year. The annual Nominating Committee is chaired by either the Immediate Past President or President-Elect. Other committees may be appointed by the President as needed.
Current Alumni Council Members
Upcoming Alumni Council Meetings
Nominate a Berry alumnus/a to serve on the Alumni Council
Office of Alumni Relations
With advice, leadership and volunteer support from the Alumni Association’s Executive Committee and Alumni Council, Berry’s Office of Alumni Relations coordinates and sponsors opportunities and ways for alumni to engage with Berry and stay connected to each other. The Office of Alumni Relations consists of a team of staff and student workers housed in the Berry Alumni Center, located in the Ford Buildings.