Celebrating Our Donors
than 350 Berry College donors and scholarship recipients recently enjoyed an
evening of entertainment at Berry’s 13th annual Scholarship Night.
lined the entrance to the campus and held candles to show their appreciation
welcoming guests to the very special night. Once seated in the Steven J. Cage
Athletic and Recreation Center, donors enjoyed a three-course meal alongside
their students. The evening began with a warm welcome from President Steve
Briggs. The Berry College Concert Choir performed a beautiful rendition of “You
Raise Me Up,” and after dinner the choir sang “We are The Watch Makers,” an
original piece composed by Berry Professor of Music Stan Pethel.
Stephanie Tomys, originally from the U.K., spoke to the audience about the
Berry College difference. Tomys is the first recipient of the scholarship named
for Dana Professor of Government and International Studies Peter A. Lawler.
"People like you change lives. People who show the level of
generosity that this event honors are why Berry is different," Tomys told
donors and students.
Two new scholarships were
also announced in honor of trustees Terry Graham and L.P. “Pete” Roberts.Written by Student Public Relations Assistant
Lindsey Dyches. Photos by Mary Claire Stewart and Lauren Neumann.