Provost Dr. Robert L. Rhodes honored Dr. Carisse Berryhill, Associate Dean for Archives and Collections, with the 2017 ACU Faculty Service Award at the
Faculty Pre-Session on August 23. Dr. Berryhill received the award for a lifetime of service, especially for her commitment to serving the community through preservation, study and teaching of the history of the Stone-Campbell movement.
In presenting the award, Dr. Rhodes stated, “You have inspired us with your dedication to service in both your professional and personal life. Since 2011 you have served as chair of the Board for Restoration Quarterly, and you have similarly served two terms on the board of directors for the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). I am impressed that in addition to all you do as a distinguished teacher and a scholar to enhance understanding of the Stone-Campbell movement and to preserve the documents and artifacts connected with that movement, you multiply your service through your commitment to emphasizing to others in your field the importance of hospitality as a virtue in theological librarianship.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given to serve,” Dr. Berryhill said. “This award is a great encouragement. I have studied with and worked alongside members of the Rhodes family of distinguished educators all through my career, so these kind words from Dr. Rhodes are especially sweet.”