Work Awards and Events

O. Wayne Rollins Work Awards

Each spring the Berry College Student Work Office holds the annual O. Wayne Rollins Work Awards program. This program recognizes students who have demonstrated the ability and willingness to go the “extra mile” in service to Berry, their department and the community.

All students nominated for a Rollins Award receive certificates to communicate our appreciation for the contributions that students make in the operation of Berry College. From the nominees, the Student Work Office selects a male and female worker to receive the Chief Moore Awards. Chief Moore recipients receive $150 and a plaque honoring their achievement.

Nominations should be submitted for junior and senior students who have gone above and beyond the normal expectations of the work program. These should be the students who work the hardest and have the most responsibilities within a department.

John R. Bertrand Award

At Berry, student workers forge a deep bond with their work supervisors. The John R. Bertrand Superior Work Supervisor Award goes to the faculty or staff member who best meets the following criteria:

  1. Teaches exemplary work skills and ethics.
  2. Encourages and responds to student contributions in a manner that fosters participation and creative expression.
  3. Serves as a role model whom students will respect and seek to emulate.
  4. Serves as a mentor and counselor to students.
  5. Stimulates the development of self confidence in students.
  6. Advises students on personal and career interests.

Bertrand recipients receive a plaque and a check for $1000.

Past winners: Starr Boylan (2014-2015), Matthew Forrester (2013-2014), Anita Errickson (2012-2013), Cecily Crow (2011-2012), Brenda Jenkins (2010-2011), Ginger Swann (2009-2010), Andrea Jones (2008-2009), Pam Smith (2007-2008), and James Terrell (2006-2007). A full list of Bertrand recipients is available on the plaque outside the Dean of Students Office in Hermann Hall.

Team of the Year Award

The Team of the Year Award is given to the student work team that most fully embodies the concept of a high performance team.  This team has repeatedly displayed excellence in the areas of teamwork, talent, skills, community and leadership.  They have upheld the Berry tradition to use head, heart, and hands in the service of others by displaying their best work in their area of employment on campus. Each member of this team is an asset to their school and they have demonstrated preparedness for future success in the workplace through individual and collaborative achievement

Past winners: Viking Fusion (2014-2015), BEST (2013-2014) and KCAB (2012-2013).