Each spring, alumni and friends gather on the world’s largest college campus for Alumni Work Week to celebrate the enduring power of Martha Berry’s belief in the value of “worthwhile work done well.”
Working together in teams of various sizes, 175 participants this year crisscrossed the campus throughout the week of May 22-27. There were 24 projects in all, including construction of the Gunby Center Foaling Shed, chair caning, clearcoat work on the log cabin and much more.
And young alumni had an opportunity to get in on the fun during Alumni Weekend. They dirtied their hands by assisting efforts to protect and restore one of the country’s few remaining relict stands of mountain longleaf pine at the foot of Lavender Mountain.
Student Photographers Sarah Garrett and Nicole NeSmith contributed.
Alumni Work Week Highlights