Friday, June 22, 2012

Berry Alums Earn Prestigious Awards


(Media Release) Three Berry College alumni have been recognized for outstanding achievement and service to others during the college's recent Alumni Awards and Golden Guard Gala.


A highly respected physicist and an innovator in measuring radiation, T. Ray Fewell (58C) of Lusby, Md., developed methods, devices, and research that are widely used by scientists and the medical community today. Fewell received the Berry College 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award.


In his work as a radiation physicist for the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service from 1973 until his retirement in 2000, he developed methods to reduce the exposure to unnecessary radiation during medical examinations and to make radiological procedures and techniques safer and more effective. His research to develop replicas of the human chest and abdomen that closely simulate a patient during X-ray procedures is used by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors to measure and compare patient radiation doses during routine diagnostic procedures at facilities around the country.


Fewell also worked as an adjunct professor in physics at George Washington University, published over 40 professional articles and papers in journals and books, and received numerous awards from the U.S. Public Health Service, the U.S Food and Drug Service, and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Service.


Amy Moskovitz Williams (03C) earned the Berry College 2012 Distinguished Service award for volunteer efforts in public health, including work in the United States, New Zealand and India. Williams, of Decatur, Ga., recently spent a month in Istanbul organizing a regional network of government and nongovernment organizations and individuals who are dedicated to Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Emergencies within Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


She coordinated the 13th Annual Meeting of the Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises, a global network of individuals, governments, and organizations that promote access to quality reproductive health care for refugee women and others affected by humanitarian emergencies. Williams works as a consultant with the Division of Reproductive Health's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program at the Centers for Disease Control.


At the age of 30, John Coleman (04C) has distinguished himself as a scholar, a writer, public speaker, and management consultant. He earned the Berry College 2012 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.


Since graduating Berry with a 4.0 GPA, Coleman earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and an MPA at Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, he was awarded numerous fellowships, including the prestigious Zuckerman Fellowship and the George Fellowship. Coleman has published two books and dozens of articles, essays, and reviews. He  is currently an engagement manager in the Atlanta Office of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that advises Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.



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