Shelter: From Couch Surfer to Resident (Physician)

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Berea Graduate Kayla Kinker 11'

Her dorm room at Pearson’s Hall was the nicest place Kayla Kinker ’11 had ever lived. As a teen in Covington, Ky., Kinker and her mother had no home to call their own. They stayed on couches in the homes of family members and friends. Kayla would not have a semi-permanent place to stay until her senior year in high … Read More

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Jack Roush ’64

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How It All Started Born in Covington, Ky., Jack Roush is arguably Berea College’s most famous alumnus. A mathematics major turned mechanical engineer, Roush began his career at Ford Motor Company, which led him to professional drag racing, his own parts and tuning business, and the world of road racing in SCCA Trans-Am and IMSA GT competition—all before starting a … Read More

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Larry Allen ’78

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When Lightning Struck Larry Allen is a Guild member of the Southern Highlands in Asheville, N.C. and an Alabama Designer Craftsman. He has won numerous awards including Best in Show at many art shows, and his work is represented in several art galleries across the U.S. Allen and his wife, Linda Gassett Allen ’76, reside in Leeds, Ala. In his … Read More

Honorary Alumnus Award: Silas House ’18

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Recipient of the Honorary Alumnus Award

A Dream Deferred Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including his first, Clay’s Quilt (2001), and his most recent, Southernmost (2018). He also has published a book of creative nonfiction and has had four of his plays produced. House is the recipient of many awards including the E.B. White Award, Appalachian Book of the … Read More

Don’t Call it an Internship

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Anna Heremes with a group of interns at the Americana World Community Center

Anna Heremes ’20 (far left) with other staff members at Louisville’s Americana World Community Center, where she completed her directed field experience this past summmer. Directed Field Experiences teach intentionality and design thinking Each year, the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program accepts 20 first-year student applicants to an immersive program that culminates with a summer internship. Only it’s … Read More

Creating Opportunities

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Students working in music composition lab

Berea’s budding area of interest in electronic music provides new career paths for music students   This summer, Nathan Jose ’20 took a giant step toward fulfilling his ultimate career goals. Jose completed a coveted internship at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Ind., working in the company’s recording studio. For three months, he observed and worked with world-class studio functions, learning … Read More

Developing a Plan for Success

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Group of Shepherd student interns

Berea’s 2018 Shepherd interns pose for a fun picture at the Shepherd Internship Program opening conference. The program unites students with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment. Berea’s Office of Internships and Career Development … Read More

Letter from the Editor

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Dear Berea Alumni and Friends, More than 15 years ago, the C-SPAN CEO, Brian Lamb, spoke at a College convocation. His charisma and passion for the network he’d created more than 20 years prior was infectious. The night before the convocation, Lamb dined at the president’s home with Communications Department faculty. At that point, in the fall of 2002, the … Read More

Taking it to the Next Level

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Kevin Kim poses for a photo while a basketball game occurs in the background

Kevin Kim ’18 is working in a two-year internship position with the College’s sports information office, funded through an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship grant. In his position, he manages Athletic Department website and social-media content. (Photo: Cora Allison ’22) Berea graduate earns two-year internship through his student work experience When Kevin Kim ’18 first stepped onto … Read More

At the Helm

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How Berea prepared this 1995 alumna for a career she never expected   Imagine floating on the chilly waters of the Pacific Ocean on the outskirts of Kodiak, Alaska, being at the helm of a 378-foot ship, bearing the responsibility for safely guiding it into port. For Deputy Commander Charlotte Mundy ’95, this was the setting in which all her … Read More