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Faculty and Staff Dr. Janette Amboise-Chaumont, of Bloomington, IN, died October 9, 2013. She received a B.A. from Syracuse University and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from other universities in the country. She taught voice at Berea College from 1970-1989. She is survived by her niece, Wendy Singleton. James Harold Coffey, of Berea, KY, died July 20, 2013. He was … Read More

Class Notes

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1941 Leona Braswell Moldenhauer celebrated her 100th birthday in March 2013. She treasures the years she attended Berea College. She resides in Crossnore, NC. 1943 Susan Nickell Carothers resides in Perry, OK, in the formally historic Perry Masonic Lodge building built in 1925. She still remains in good health and would enjoy hearing from Berea friends. 1945 Jennie Westlake Findley, … Read More

Virgil Burnside Appointed Interim V.P. of Labor and Student Life

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Virgil Burnside, a Berea city council member for 16 years, has accepted the interim vice president of labor and student life position at Berea College, effective January 2014. Burnside will replace Gail Wolford who is retiring at the end of the year. Burnside received his undergraduate degree in political science from Berea College in 1974 and later a master’s degree … Read More

New Names and New Opportunities: Stephenson Legacy Alive and Well at Berea

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David Stephenson leads the procession from Phelps Stokes to the newly dedicated Stephenson Hall.

Only then may I live – John B. Stephenson, from his poem: “Speak My Name” On October 3, 2013, the college community gathered to celebrate the tenure of Berea’s seventh president, the late John B. Stephenson, and his wife Jane, both of whom modeled lives of service to the college, the region, and the human spirit. The day was highlighted … Read More

Students Learn to Bridge Out at the CTL

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The Center for Transformative Learning hosted an open house in their new office space in the Bruce-Trades building. Photo taken February 8, 2013.

The center affords students many opportunities to bridge out through educational development, internships, and career developments. Recently relocated to the third floor of Stephenson Hall, the Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) is a tremendous resource for Berea College’s campus community. The CTL’s mission is to inspire all members of the campus community to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally to support … Read More

Monica Jones: An Advocate for Education and Sacrifice

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Teaching moment in the BCC between Monica Jones and student, Nkechinyere Oransui.

Monica Jones, a native of Zanesville, a town in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian region, was named the director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at Berea College in July of 2012. Jones believes the center serves as a leader in facilitating the college’s mission of interracial education, through the understanding that God has made one blood of all … Read More

Father Daughter Alumni Team Write Prize-Winning Book

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Alumni Team Novel

Keith Parker ’58, and Leslie Parker Borhaug, ’90, father and daughter alumni, and published a book that has won the Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians. Sons of Mercy and Justice received the following judges’ comments which best describes the book: “This is a magnificent story of the McGaha family and how they lived their … Read More

Lisa Ladanyi: Coordinator for Disability and Accessibility Services

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Lisa Ladanyi

As the Coordinator for Disability & Accessibility Services of Berea College, it is up to Lisa Ladanyi to work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that students with disabilities at Berea College are able to participate in the Berea experience to the fullest. In her words, she oversees “the coordination and provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities … Read More

Finding a New Start at Berea

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Berea College transfer students are met with many changes and challenges in the transition into our unique and rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Understanding this, Berea College’s various admissions personnel work hard and continually develop new ways to acclimate transfers to the Berea experience. Jessica Amburgey, Coordinator for Recruitment Outreach, works with selecting and admitting transfer students who will be a … Read More