Berry College Board of Trustee Sheryle Boltonwas named the new CEO of Sally Ride Science onAug. 16.Sally Ride Science was founded in 2001 by
America’s rst woman in space, Sally Ride, whothen served as president and CEO until her death
in July 2012.
The company’s website states that Sally Ride
Science is “an innovative science education com-
pany,” which Ride founded “to educate, engageand inspire all students.”Sally Ride Science is a leader in science, tech
nology, engineering and math (STEM) educationand, according to a Berry press release from Aug.30, “has created innovative programs and partner
ships that have reached more than one million stu
dents and teachers nationwide.”Bolton, a former Berry student and a memberof the Board of Trustees since 2006, said holdingthe position of CEO is her rst position with thecompany.“I know who Sally Ride was, because I wasalive when she was the rst female U.S. astronautin 1983 and again in 1984,” Bolton said. “I was wellaware of her and the company, and the company
being at the forefront of encouraging kids–and
everyone with interest in the area of STEM–to
have more literacy in those areas. I was recruited
to be the CEO.”Bolton was previously CEO of Scientic Learn
ing Corporation, which “applies proven researchon how the brain learns to accelerate learning”and “produce(s) patented solutions essential foracademic, career and lifelong success,” according
to its website.
Bolton’s experience also includes holding theposition of director of corporations both privateand public in technology and nancial services.She said her passion for science began when she
was around elementary or middle school age.
“That was when Sputnik and all that startedwith the exploration of space, and it was mesmer
izing,” Bolton said. “I was always interested in sci
ence. I had a deep interest even when I got to Berry,taking chemistry.”Bolton, who holds a masters degree from Har
vard Business School, said her previous experience
in business and knowledge of science education
qualied her for the position.“My interest in science, leadership skills and business experience and training are important in being CEO,” Bolton said.
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Trustee named CEO
Jonathan Huggins was ofcially appointed as collegechaplain Tuesday.Huggins came to Berry in 2010 as coordinator of stu
dent ministries and served as interim chaplain last year.Huggins said his role will not change much now that hehas been appointed chaplain.“I can have a long-term vision now and plan for morethan just the immediate year,” Huggins said.Dale McConkey, former college chaplain and now as
sociate professor of sociology, said he is enthusiastic aboutHuggins taking over as chaplain.“From his very rst days at Berry I have been nothing but impressed with his work and ministry,” McConkey
McConkey said the main duties of the chaplain includehelping to “set the religious tone on campus,” and provid
ing spiritual counsel to students.“The chaplain is responsible for maintaining the Chris
tian spirit of Berry’s founding history but always beingwelcome to all faiths,” McConkey said. “They are also re
sponsible for providing spiritual assistance to students of all faiths and students without any religious beliefs.”According to the Ofce of the Chaplain, other dutiesinclude “supporting all religion-in-life student groups”and “working with the Interfaith Center to promote un
derstanding of other religious tradition.”Huggins said he has previously done full-time minis
-try and taught college courses before and believes this has
helped prepare him for his role as chaplain.“In many ways this is a dream job for me,” Huggins
Senior Kylie Gress, ofce manager of the chaplain’s of
ce, has been working with Huggins for over a year.
“Its nice working with Jon because he doesn’t micro-
manage,” Gress said.
Gress said her job includes arranging meetings between
different faith and religious groups, creating promotionalmaterial and planning and directing events.Huggins said he enjoys that his job is multi-faceted.According to the Ofce of the Chaplain, responsibilitiesof the chaplain include “setting the religious tone of thecampus,” leading Mount Berry Church, programmingfor all religious groups on campus and bringing in guestspeakers.Huggins said he is planning on starting a “pre-semi
nary society” in October for students interested in or con
-sidering going to seminary.
Pulitzer Prize winnerto speak at Berry
Journalist and author Isabel
Wilkerson will be speaking Sept.20 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Cha
pel as part of the Conson-WilsonLecture Series and Southern
Women Writers Conference.
According to the press release,
Wilkerson’s Pulitzer Prize in 1994came from her work as ChicagoBureau Chief of The New York
Times. She was the rst black woman to win a pulitzer prize inAmerican journalism and the rst
African American to win for indi-
vidual reporting. Wilkerson cur
rently works at Boston Universityas a professor of journalism anddirector of narrative nonction.Associate Professor of English,
Rhetoric and Writing Christina
Bucher heard Wilkerson speak atthe Atlanta History Museum for
the kick-off of her book tour.
“She’s a really compellingspeaker,” Bucher said. “The stu
-dents won’t have to grit their
teeth through the talk.”Bucher said at the talk, she
found out that Wilkerson’s moth-
er is from Rome, Ga. and she was
excited to learn of her connectionto the area.
Jim Watkins, associate profes
sor of english, rhetoric and writ
ing, said Wilkerson’s book, “TheWarmth of Other Suns,” is a story
of migration of African-Amer-icans out of the south. Watkins
said she conducted over 1,200 in
-terviews for the novel. Wilkersonconducted those interviews overthe course of 15 years and hernovel tells the story of The Great
Migration of about 6 million Af
-rican Americans out of the south
for the hope of a better life in the
north and west.
“[The book] looks at this phe
nomenon but you nd out aboutit through individuals’ stories,”
According to the press re
lease, Wilkerson’s book has won
numerous awards including the
Independent Literary Award forNonction and the 2010 Nation
-al Book Critics Circle Award for
Nonction.The Conson-Wilson LectureSeries brings in a speaker at least
once every semester. The lectureseries often serves as the kick off to the biennial Southern WomenWriters Conference.
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