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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

W. Reece Berryhill (1900-1979) and Norma Berryhill (1902-2005)

Once the legislature approved funding for the new medical facilities, Dean W. Reece Berryhill began planning the expansion. With his wife, Norma, he recruited faculty and students for the fledgling enterprise. In 1952, a new teaching hospital opened with former President Frank Porter Graham as the speaker at the dedication.