Perspectives on the Great Commitments

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Perspectives on the Great Commitments
Serving Appalachia by Fostering Racial Understanding

Like other institutions of higher education, Berea College has many missions.  However, the Eight Great Commitments reflect the fact that no aspect of this mission can be given higher priority than the others.  The Berea Community is thus built on the premise that all our ideals and good works must proceed hand in hand.  In our last issue, we examined how the liberal arts are a form of service to Appalachia by asking members of the community to reflect on their experiences.  Here, we turn our focus to interplay between the college’s commitment to interracial education and its commitment to serving the Appalachian region by means other than providing an affordable, higher education. Click the links below for each perspective.

Andrew Baskin, ’73Andrew Baskin

 

Dr. Chris Green  Chris Green

 

Hasan Davis, ’92Hasan Davis

 

Dr. Yoli Carter

 

Osvaldo Flores, ’18

 

Chris Lakes, ’99 

 

Dr. Alicestyne Turley 

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