Museum of the Coastal Bend adds two board members

Victoria College’s Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Brigid Berger and Bill Harvey to serve three-year terms on the Museum of the Coastal Bend Advisory Board.

Berger, who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After moving to Houston, she worked as a critical care nurse while earning her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Berger retired after a 30-year career with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Berger is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and serves as a website editor and event coordinator for San Antonio Bay Partnership. She helps organize kayaking events and birding tours and has helped coordinate outings and educational sessions for Victoria College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning.

“I very much enjoy and appreciate the museum’s dedicated staff, innovative public events and high-quality exhibits, especially the recent Flights of Fancy,” Berger said. “I look forward to supporting these and the future efforts at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.”

Harvey was born and raised in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1971-77 and achieved the rank of Hospital Corpsman First Class.

Harvey earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate in wildlife and fisheries science. He obtained a master’s degree at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Harvey was employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a biologist and administrator from 1984-2004 and worked as a professional photographer from 2005-11. He is currently employed at Formosa Plastics in Point Comfort as the Texas Communications Director.

“The history of our part of Texas is so beautifully told at the Museum of the Coastal Bend," Harvey said. "I am both honored to serve as a member of the museum's advisory board and excited in having the opportunity of contributing to its future.” 


Harvey’s book “Texas Cemeteries” won the Journalistic Achievement Award from the Texas Historical Foundation in 2004.

“I am thrilled to have two people who have invested so much of their time and energy to our community to be a part of the leadership of the museum,” said Sue Prudhomme, VC’s executive director of cultural affairs.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located at 2200 E. Red River St. in Victoria. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-want.

Published: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

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