To Greenville, Birmingham and Back

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AAOF Greenville

Greenville-area alumni come together to support and learn more about the African American Opportunity Fund in the Upper Room in downtown Greenville, S.C. on Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo: Crystal Wylie ’05) In September, alumni in Greenville, S.C. and Birmingham, Ala., came out to support the new African American Opportunity Fund at Berea College. The fund was created to help provide … Read More

Unearthing the Forest’s Lost History

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Archaeologist dig

College archaeologist Dr. Broughton Anderson scrapes the bottom of a test pit to see if a “feature” is present. A feature is a large, non-removable structure like a fire pit or wall. The forest is full of stories. Until recently, most of those stories came from locals—“old-timers,” Berea College Forester Clint Patterson calls them. Patterson chuckles at how the old-timers’ … Read More

Distinguished Alumnus Award

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Bill and Zella Daugherty

Bill Daugherty ’76 has a rare kind of Berea College legacy. His great-great grandmother Martha Drew Sparks attended in 1876, and his great-great-great grandfather John Drew, an African American, preached alongside founder John Fee at Camp Nelson in 1864. Growing up just 12 miles from the College on a Jackson County farm, Daugherty couldn’t have known one day he’d be … Read More

President’s Medallion

Tim Jordan ‘76 and Crystal Wylie ‘05Leave a Comment

Carl and Deborah Thomas and family donate to AAOF

Two alumni receive award during surprise ceremony Berea College President Lyle Roelofs presented Carl Thomas ‘78 and his wife, Deborah Byrd Thomas ‘80, with the President’s Medallion at a surprise ceremony during the College’s 2017 Homecoming weekend on Saturday, Nov. 18. Established in 1988 by then-President John B. Stephenson, the award is given at the discretion of the president to … Read More

“I Didn’t Know that I Didn’t Know”

Abbie Darst ‘03Leave a Comment

Civil Rights Tour participants on bus

Civil Rights Tour introduces faculty and staff to untold history of race relations in the South, builds upon Berea’s fifth Great Commitment Forty-one people, eight cities, seven days, four states, one bus. Berea College’s 2017 Civil Rights Seminar and Tour took these 41 Bereans on a Sankofa journey of discovery, remembrance and action toward justice and liberty. The third of … Read More