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Barbara Davis Berryhill & Leigh Berryhill Teacher Education Scholarship Fund

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

Barbara Davis Berryhill was born Jan. 7, 1935 and grew up in Charlotte, NC. She married David Berryhill, Jr. on June 8, 1957. Barbara graduated from Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro) in 1957 with a bachelor of arts in elementary education (K-6). She was an elementary school teacher for three years and then became a full-time volunteer for several organizations. Her spouse, Dave, is president of Berryhill Realty. He was the Republican mayoral candidate in Charlotte in 1985, but was defeated by Democrat Harvey Gantt by a 3:2 margin.

Barbara and her daughter, Leigh, established the fund to support students in teacher education who have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to teaching. At the time of this scholarship establishment, Leigh is a property manager with Berryhill Realty.

Barbara is a former UNCG Alumni Association trustee and Charlotte chapter president. She served on the School of Education Campaign Steering Committee, the Reunion Academic Committee, and has been a member of the Mecklenburg County chapter of the Alumni Association.