Hackathon: Computer Programs for the Real World

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Zach Ball, Kye Hoover, Ishwar Agarwal, Jesson Ventura_A

By Benjamin Willhite ’18 Ishwar Agarwal ’18, Zachary Ball ’17, Kye Hoover ’17, and Jesson Soto Ventura ’19 formed a group through classes and working together in Berea College’s labor program, which enabled them to expand their software development skills for real-world use. Ishwar noted that the connection to the labor program played a role in their success at HackNC: … Read More

Class Notes

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1941 Lizzie Mae Allen Barrett celebrated her 100 birthday with friends and family on January 24, 2016. 1942 Hazel Canon lives near her two sons and their families in Memphis, Tennessee. Her only daughter and her family live in Hillsborough, North Carolina, where she visits them two to three times a year. During a recent visit, Hazel celebrated her 96th … Read More

An Interview with C.E. Morgan

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Alumna C. E. Morgan gathered wide praise for her first novel, All the Living, published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux (FSG) in 2009. Last year, Morgan built on that success with the publication of The Sport of Kings (FSG), which won the 2016 Windham-Campbell prize for fiction.  Previous winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize include Teju Cole (fiction), John Jeremiah Sullivan … Read More

Inspired by the Challenge

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Barb and Jessi

By J. Morgan ’91 “Baby Bird, this is you,” said the supervising nurse. Those simple words propelled Jesicca O’Quinn ’17, nicknamed Baby Bird by her co-workers, one step farther into the life of a practicing nurse. A patient experiencing cardiac arrest had been admitted in the Viera Hospital emergency room and she was helping treat him. Though she had spent … Read More

A Backstage Look at Listen

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Christmas night Black Music Ensemble

Twas the night before Christmas . . . and all through the land, Bereans eagerly awaited the national broadcast of the CBS Television presentation of Listen, a Musical Celebration of Christmas at Berea College. The concert was the culmination of months of effort that started with conversations between the College’s marketing and communications department and producers for the Religion and … Read More

Alumni Award Recipients

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Alumni Award, pictures of President Dr. Lyle D. Roelofs, Dr. Charles Haywood and two women

Charles Badger Charles was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. As a student at Berea College, he served as student-body president, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, was a member of the Berea Ambassadors, and a member of Forensics, Students in Free Enterprise, and Project Pericles “Debate for Democracy.” While still a college student, Charles interned … Read More


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Staff and Faculty Janet Ellen Ensign Bromley, 91, former music professor at Berea College, September 10, 2016. Janet Ellen Ensign Bromley, of Huntington, WV passed on September 10, 2016, at the age of 91 after an extended period of decline. Janet is survived by her sons Darwin P. Bromley (wife Trella) of Jacksonville, FL, David B. Bromley (wife Julie) of … Read More