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1920s Henry Harrison Kinnard, Acad ’27, July 1, 1964 No obituary available Louie Gabbard, Acad ’28, Date Unknown No obituary available Ernest Kirby, Fd ’29, December 1, 1982 No obituary available Walter P. Lane, Acad ’29, April 1, 1992 No obituary available 1930s Anna Downey Gabbard, Acad ’30, February 6, 1998 No obituary available Drucilla Craft Davidson ’31, January 11, 2014 Drucilla Velma Davidson, 103, of … Read More

Class Notes

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The Berea College Alumni Association enjoys hearing from Bereans from all over the world. The “Class Notes” section of Berea College Magazine reports verifiable news you wish to share with your alumni friends and associates: careers, weddings, retirements, births, and other items of importance to our alumni. Please include your class year and name used while attending Berea. Notes may … Read More

Alumni Award Recipients

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Dr. Mike Johnson ’73 Honored with Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit During the annual Intercollegiate Athletes Banquet in April, Dr. Mike Johnson was honored as the 2017 recipient of the Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit. This award is given to alumni who have been employed by the College and recognizes their outstanding service, demonstrated loyal interest, … Read More

bell hooks Archive Finds a Home at Berea College

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It’s not often that the library of a small, liberal arts college is selected to be the home for the papers of a major writer. bell hooks’ decision to leave her works to Berea College is an exception to that rule. But, that hooks would do the unexpected really comes as no surprise. Seeing past expectations, questioning accepted wisdom, and … Read More

Internships Shape Ron Young’s Future

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When Ron Young ’18 came to Berea College in 2014, he planned to be a business major. But in his freshman year, his plans changed in Dr. Janice Blythe’s Food Studies class. “It was so amazing, learning about the food industry and food systems. I had never thought about food in that way,” he shares. Since that discovery, he has pursued … Read More

The Business of Lifelong Learning

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By applying the principles of lean continuous improvement, a team of students is improving the campus community while building skills essential to professional life. While “continuous improvement” is a concept more often associated with business or manufacturing practices than with higher education, the concept has found a natural home at Berea College. Perhaps this is a result of our history … Read More

Grow Appalachia Continues to Evolve

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Finding new ways to combat food insecurity, one community at a time Food insecurity—limited or uncertain access to food—has long been an issue within the Appalachian region. David Cooke ’82, founder of Grow Appalachia, first began to consider how to combat food insecurity when he worked in outreach education in southern West Virginia. “I had always worried about the fact … Read More

Fools for Investing: The Berea College Motley Fool Investment Club

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2016-2017 Motley Fool Investment Club Members

When you hear stories about college students and finances, they’re usually about rolling quarters for gas or going in on a pizza. Far less common are stories about college students managing $100,000 stock portfolios. But the Berea College Motley Fool Investment Club (MF-IC) allows students to do just that. The idea for the club traces back to David Kretzmann ’14, … Read More