Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit

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Sharyn Richards Mitchell FD ‘65, BC ‘69: Making Connections Through her natural curiosity, love of research and making connections, Sharyn Mitchell has helped innumerable people, campus departments, alumni families and community members track down fascinating information that they could not have gotten anywhere else. Mitchell has served as a research services specialist in Hutchins Library Special Collections and Archives for … Read More

Distinguished Alumnus Award

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Dr. Jim Gaines ’56: A Picture-Perfect Career In a laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, graduate student Jim Gaines ’56 needed a way to observe a quantum liquid—helium 3—beneath seven layers of stainless steel. He was able to do so through magnetic resonance, and thus Gaines produced the first image ever recorded through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), now a … Read More

Finding Their Place

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The Long Family poses for a photo

Left to right: Ashley Long Seals ’09 stands with her father, Larry Long; her mother, Carolyn Long; and her sister, Kena Long Sizemore ’03 in their Rose Hill, Va., community. Ashley and Kena came to Berea College with a Holiness faith and flourished in their time on campus through mentoring relationships with faculty and staff, and friendships that strengthened their … Read More

From Our World to Theirs

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Berea professor conducts diversity training to build relationships between police and campus community   In the summer and fall of 2012, two unarmed African American teenage boys were shot and killed, sparking protests and launching what would become the Black Lives Matter movement. The fatal shootings of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., and Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Fla., were followed … Read More

Letter from the Editor

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What does it mean to be radical? One definition I was drawn to is: (especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough. I think about the origins of Berea College, of our founders whose lives were threatened because the application of their Christian faith meant fostering an institution where everyone was … Read More