The Clyde M. Berry Scholarship was endowed in 1998 through generous donations from Dr. Berry’s former students, colleagues, friends and family. All students meeting the AIHF general scholarship criteria are eligible for this scholarship. However, preference is given to students attending the University of Iowa.
Introducing Dr. Berry
Clyde M. Berry is described as a man who was totally committed to every task he set out to accomplish. His personal philosophy of being totally committed extended to people, as well as tasks.
Dr. Berry entered the field of industrial hygiene in 1941 after receiving a doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. His career track included roles as a Public Health Service officer and a corporate industrial hygiene manager before he returned to the University of Iowa, where he established a research institute dedicated to agriculture health and safety.
Dr. Berry was a certified industrial hygienist and a member of AIHA, serving as its president in 1967. He received the Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award and the Distinguish Service Award from AIHA.
He retired from the University of Iowa as professor emeritus. His former students fondly remember him as having had a generous spirit, a wonderful sense of humor and a passion for ensuring the best academic experience on their behalf. Dr. Berry lived in a retirement community in Hendersonville, N.C. until his passing in July 2007.
Recipients of the Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship
2013 - 2014
James C. Dietrich, University of Cincinnati
Elanie M. Girlando, University of Iowa
Joshua W. Herd, University of Utah
Benjamin J. Roberts, University of Michigan
Mei Wang, University of Minnesota
2011 - 2012
Mitchell Kang, University of Iowa
2010 - 2011
Kim Anderson, University of Iowa
Dwight Ferguson, University of Iowa
2009 – 2010
Brian T. Pavilonis, University of Iowa
Donna Vosburgh, University of Iowa
2008 – 2009
Lorenzo Cena, University of Iowa
2007 – 2008
Michael Humann, University of Iowa
2006 – 2007
Adam Riss, University of Iowa
2005 – 2006
Angela Dix, University of Iowa
2004 – 2005
Matthew Murphy, University of Iowa
2002 – 2003
Scott Collingwood, University of Iowa
2001 – 2002
Michael E. Dennis, University of Oklahoma
2000 – 2001
Martin Jones, University of Iowa
1999 – 2000
Chandran Achutan, University of Iowa
1998 – 1999
Martha Vela Acosta, Colorado State University