Labor Transcripts

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Labor Transcript reflecting on the work experiences of a Berea College student

Example of a Berea College student’s labor transcript Another Way to Showcase Skill Sets The Labor Program is a crucial element of the Berea College Education. Like academics, the primary goal is learning, but the labor program succeeds brilliantly for most students by adding practical experience and applicable skill sets to the learning in academic course work. The Labor Program … Read More

Course Spotlight: GSTR 110

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Headshot of Dr. Troy Messina

Number of sections, Fall 2018: 29 Course Coordinator: Dr. Chris Green, Director, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center and Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies Course description: This course is designed to help students with transitions from their past experiences to the challenges of college academic life and culture, also emphasizing writing, reasoning and learning as foundations for continuing academic success in general … Read More

Class Notes

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Rosemary Weddington ’53 and Jessie Zander ’54

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

Anna Heremes ’20: Americana World Community Center

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Anna Heremes with a group of children

Growing up amidst war in the Ukraine helped Anna Heremes ’20 (back, left) relate to the children at Louisville’s Americana World Community Center. She completed her DFE as an aide to fifth-grade teachers working with refugee children. (Photo: Jennifer Lance ’20) Anna Heremes developed a love of languages while attending high school in the Ukraine. There, she added English and … Read More

Kayla Barbour ’19: Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects

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Kayla Barbour at Hellmuth + Bicknese

Kayla Barbour ’19 desired an internship in the sustainable design field. She completed her DFE with Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects, the firm that designed Berea College’s Deep Green residence hall, the highest scoring LEED residence hall in the world at the time of its construction in 2013. (Photo: Jennifer Lance ’20) Kayla Barbour lives in a tiny house she and … Read More

Benhardt Christson ’19: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Portrait of Benhardt Christson

Benhardt Christson ’19. (Photo: Jennifer Lance ’20) Senior accounting and finance major Benhardt Christson learned from his first directed field experience that pushing through frustration is a necessary part of success. Between his sophomore and junior years, he organized the area’s first Daniel Boone Splash and Dash, a swimming and running event for kids, sponsored by local businesses. Even though … Read More

Brandon Pollock ’19: Make-a-Wish Foundation

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Brandon Pollock '19 with Make-a-Wish Foundation poster

Brandon Pollock ’19 opted to do two DFEs, one between his sophomore and junior year with The Resource Group, a hospital supply chain solution company, and another with the Make-a-Wish Foundation this past summer. (Photo: Desiree Dunn ‘21) Brandon Pollock grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., never having a clear idea of who he wanted to be. He just resolved to … Read More

Rodney Kimbangu ’20: New York Film Academy

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Rodney Kimbangu spent eight weeks in Burbank, Calif., with the New York Film Academy. His experience was funded by a Sloane Shelton Arts and Humanities Grant, awarded to Berea students pursuing immersive off-campus experiences. While at the academy, he learned how to produce, write, direct, film and edit a short feature film. He assisted other classmates with their films, as … Read More

Best Foot Forward

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Macy's Stylist and students model the professional clothing

Students participating in the Fashion Expo program walk the ‘runway’ showing off their new professional attire. Students received a $250 clothing grant to purchase professional clothing from the Office of Career Development and Internships. (Photo: Moriah Avery ’21) Berea College’s clothing grant transforms students into professionals   Making a good impression during an interview is a key factor in getting … Read More