Deep Green By Design

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Deep Green Dorm

Whether by providing interracial education at a time when it was unpopular and even dangerous to do so, starting a crafts program to preserve Appalachian culture while creating a revenue stream to help bolster the once-fledgling institution, or implementing programs such as GEAR UP and Promise Neighborhood to help prepare regional youth for college, Berea College has a long history … Read More

A Sankofa Journey Berea’s First Civil Rights Seminar and Tour

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Berea alumni and civil rights

Sankofa is a word in the Akan language of Ghana that translates in English to “reach back and get,” which is often more broadly interpreted to refer to the importance of looking backward to move forward.      Dr. Alicestyne Turley, director of Berea’s Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, used sankofa to describe the spiritual and intellectual journey … Read More

President’s Report: Exploring the Commitments

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Dear Berea Friends and Alumni, Greetings from the Office of the President! I am pleased to present the 2012-2013 President’s Report and commend it to your review.      The Report contains information about our strong financial position and data pertaining to our sources of fiscal support. The report also lists the names of the Berea College Board of Trustees … Read More

Campus News

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The New “Short Term”: A Look at Berea’s Innovative Summer Curriculum Until the 2010–2011 academic year, the Berea College calendar featured a month-long “short term” between the fall and spring semesters, during which students focused on one full-credit course packed into four weeks. This was often an opportunity for professors to experiment and explore innovative subjects with students. When the … Read More

From the Ashes: A Profile of Jeffery Phipps

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When Jeffery Phipps, ’79, came to Berea in 1975, not only was Berea College without a theatre major, it had also just suffered the loss of the Tabernacle theatre building (“The Tab”), which burned down on Monday, September 3, 1973. At that time, Berea’s English program offered only three theatre classes, Play Production, Oral Drama, and Introduction to Technical Theatre, … Read More


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PASSAGES Faculty and Staff      Dr. Howard C. Baker, ’65, of Centennial, CO, died July 10, 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in physics at Washington University and was a research fellow at Harvard University, a visiting scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a staff scientist in advanced programs at Rockwell International, Rocketdyne Division. He was recognized as … Read More

Class Notes

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CLASS NOTES The Berea College Alumni Association enjoys hearing from Bereans from all over the U.S. and the world. The “Class Notes” section of Berea College Magazine reports verifiable news that has been sent to the Association by alumni. BCM reports the news you wish to share with your alumni friends and associates. “Class Notes” reports careers, weddings, retirements, births, … Read More

College Crafts Make History

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Berea College Student Crafts

Back row: David Buchta, Director and State Curator of the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, Berea College First Lady Laurie Roelofs, Zachary Smith, ’16, Micah Korban, ’14, Tim Glotzbach Student Crafts Program Director, and Ann Evans, Governor’s Mansion Director. Front row: Jacob Flerlage, ’16, Ian Root, ’15, and Zachary Widrick, ’16. The Berea College woodcraft … Read More

Alumni Renew Their Connection with One Another and the College

Jacqueline J. Greene, ’93Leave a Comment

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     One of the best reasons to attend Summer Reunion is the opportunity to renew connections with classmates and with the College. This June, nearly 400 alumni and friends set foot back on campus to reminisce about their experiences as students and celebrate how far they had come in life. Special reunion classes celebrating were FD 1948, 1938, 1943, … Read More

Finding Freshmen Full of Promise

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Carl Craft, ’17 Carl Craft is an 18 year old from the small town of Greenup in eastern Kentucky, where the Little Sandy River meets Ohio. Some of his friends are already Berea College students and he has already come to love the community, which he finds “a very open-minded place.”  A Bonner Scholar at Berea, Carl is compassionate and … Read More