Dean Shelly Berg Receives Inside Out Award from UM Alumni Association

April 18, 2011 — Coral Gables, FL — Dean Shelly Berg was the recipient of the 2011 "Inside Out Award" from the University of Miami Alumni Association at Alumni Awards Ceremony on April 14, 2011.

The Inside Out Award is presented to “a member of the University of Miami administration, faculty, or staff who is working on the inside, helping to bring those on the outside who used to be inside but are now outside, back inside.”

"The UM Alumni Association is proud of Dean Shelly Berg’s exceptional support of alumni advancement dating to his arrival at the University in June 2007," stated Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations, Donna Arbide at the ceremony. "In the past few years, Dean Berg has been on the road with the UM Alumni Association visiting alumni in five key markets including Chicago, Greater New York, Washington, D.C., Long Island, and Philadelphia, sharing with them his vision and goals for the Frost School of Music. In 2008, Dean Berg partnered with the alumni office to coordinate the Bruce Hornsby and Friends concert with Alumni Weekend activities to help bring alumni back to campus; and, in 2009 he performed during the Alumni Weekend Old Timers event that was attended by more than 200 graduates from the classes of 1926-1958."

The vocal jazz ensemble "Extensions" performed one of Berg's own musical arrangements as a surprise at the event.

University of Miami alumni live in all 50 states and 148 different countries. The UM Alumni Association hosted their Alumni Awards Ceremony for 2011 on April 14th at the state-of-the-art Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables to honor exemplary graduates. The awards program seeks out alumni who have been successful in their field or have made a significant impact through community service. The annual alumni awards also recognize individuals and groups who have been actively involved with the University or Alumni Association during the year.


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Pat Barron, President of the UM Alumni Association (L) and Donna Arbide, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations (R) presents Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg with the 2011 Inside Out Award.