Year in Review (Photo Gallery)

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Summer Reunion June 13-15, 2014 Class Photos and Event Photos can be found at Foundation, Academy and Knapp Hall Reunion October 3-5, 2014 Event Photos can be found at Homecoming November 7-9, 2014 Class Photos and Event Photos can be found at

Liberal Arts Education: Think Like You Mean It

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The Great Commitments of Berea College select the liberal arts as our educational framework. What is that approach, why was it right for young men and women, black and white in 1855, and why is it still the best choice?  Why not a more vocational approach? Or a choice more directly connected to our constitutional objective to “Advance the cause … Read More

Bereans Achieving Honors

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AWARD Recipients honored during Summer reunion 2014 President Lyle Roelofs and Sumit Ganguly Dr. Sumit Ganguly, ’77 Distinguished Alumnus Award When Sumit Ganguly arrived at Berea College in 1973, he decided to major in English. However, thanks to the influence of Professor Gary Sykes, he picked up political science as a second major, a decision that shaped much of his … Read More

Putting Alumni Survey Responses into Action

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ALUMNI CONNECTIONS The Alumni Executive Council (AEC) and the Young Alumni Advisory Council (YAAC) joined forces during Summer Reunion and Homecoming to work on brainstorming ideas to “put alumni survey responses into action.” Councils divided into four groups to work on the following areas developed from alumni survey responses: • Programs and Events • Volunteer and Service • Communication • … Read More

Berea College Elects Two Trustees

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The Rev. Anne Bonnyman, retired rector of Trinity Church in Boston, and Charles D. Crowe, president and chief executive officer of LeGacy Resource Consulting Corporation in Oak Ridge, Tenn., were elected to Berea College’s board of trustees during the board’s May 2014 meeting. Both were appointed to six-year terms to begin July 1. Bonnyman, an ordained Episcopal priest, served as … Read More

Berea College Earns “Fair Trade” Status

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Berea College has been named as Kentucky’s second Fair Trade University by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade is a movement that works to reduce poverty, support the ethical treatment of workers and farmers and promote environmentally sustainable practices while helping producers in developing countries obtain fair prices for their products. Fair Trade USA recognizes towns, schools and congregations across the … Read More

A Record 13 Berea College Students Awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad

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Berea College’s Francis and Louise Hutchins Center for International Education is proud to announce that our students Leanna Luney, Lindsay Roe, Alexandria Gaston, Courtney Mollett, Sarah Carr, Terrin Vann, Candace Reed, Victoria Wheeler, Zachary Thomas, Tevin Webster, Malcolm Johnson, Mason Darling, and Anna Harrod are 13 of over 1,100  U.S. undergraduate students from 358 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected … Read More

Partners for Education Program Awarded Americorps Grant

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Partners for Education at Berea College has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as a recipient of an AmeriCorps grant. Partners for Education’s program, PartnerCorps: STEM, will increase student competency in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or “STEM” fields. Partners for Education will place 20 AmeriCorps members in three Madison County high schools: Berea … Read More

Esteemed Author Crystal Wilkinson Joins Berea College

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Crystal Wilkinson, author of “Water Street” and “Blackberries, Blackberries,” has been named the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College. The grant-funded, three-year position will begin at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. Wilkinson joins world-renowned scholar bell hooks, best-selling author Silas House and award-winning author Jason Howard as the latest notable hire at the Loyal … Read More

Class Notes

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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 (BCM) reports verifiable news that has been sent by alumni. BCM reports the news you wish to share. “Class Notes” reports careers, weddings, retirements, births, and other items of importance to our alumni. Please include … Read More