Giving Starts Early at Berea College

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Left to right, front row kneeling: JeLisa Smallwood, Rashaun Langdon; middle row: Stephanie Gonzales, Mercedes Godfrey, Amanda Lonaker, Taylor Flowers, Carmellia Jackson, Maggie Smith, Courtney Flege, Rachele Johnson, Erica Scott; back row: Derrick Wesley, Andrew Norris, Joshua Holmes, Derrick Lisaby, Matt Walker

Current Berea students are coming together to pay forward the gift of education through their own philanthropic efforts. Berea Patrons is a gift club that recognizes students who support the work of Berea College through one-time gifts or through each Labor Program paycheck. “I am excited to work with this student led group. They are inspiring to student and broader … Read More

Honoring Our Alumni

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Dejuana Thompson '05

Dejuana Thompson ’05 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award A native of Birmingham, Alabama, DeJuana Thompson came to Berea in 2001 to study communication. As a student, she held leadership positions in the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Black Student Union (BSU) and served on the Student Academic Advisory Board. DeJuana credits her experience in Berea’s labor program with preparing her … Read More

Mountaineers Host Carbon-Neutral “Green Game”

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Berea College hosted Kentucky’s first carbon-neutral basketball game in a doubleheader with Alice Lloyd College men and women’s teams on February 18 in the Seabury Athletic Complex. It was just the second time a carbon-neutral basketball game has been played in the country. Called the Green Games, these contests helped draw attention to carbon offsetting, a process to reduce the … Read More

Annual Forensics Tournament Part of Ongoing Success

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On the weekend of October 18 and 19 of 2013, Berea College hosted the 11th Annual John G. Fee Memorial Forensics Tournament. The two days long event included Parliamentary Debates and more than ten kinds of individual events among competitors from thirteen different institutions. Fall 2013 has been a golden season for Berea College’s Speech and Debate Team, which has, … Read More

Tutu Leads an Honest Conversation on Race and Racism

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On January 19, 2014, renowned human rights activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu led a Sunday dinner workshop, “Honest Conversations on Race and Racism,” in the Carter G. Woodson Center. Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, and a 1983 graduate of Berea College. She has taught at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and Brevard College … Read More

Chad Berry Appointed to Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Board

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The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (MRBF) has appointed Chad Berry, academic vice president and dean of the faculty at Berea College, to its board of directors. He joined the board on January 1, 2014. Outgoing President Kathy Mountcastle says this new addition to the Babcock board will help the foundation connect with the communities it serves in Appalachia. “Chad is … Read More

Berea College Student Awarded Watson Fellowship

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The Center for International Education is proud to announce that Dylan Hunziker, a sociology major, has been awarded a 2014-15 Watson Fellowship. Dylan expresses that, “I have been waiting for an opportunity like the Watson ever since I opened my first Chinese book nine years ago.” His proposal, “Tip of the Tongue: Language Balancing Among the Chinese Diaspora” will take … Read More

Bereans earn honors from KY Academy of Science

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During the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 99th annual meeting, Berea College faculty and students earned 17 awards, including eight first-place awards, tying Northern Kentucky University for the most first-place awards in Kentucky. Since 1913 the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting has provided a venue for Kentucky’s scientists and student scientist to publicly present their research before more than 800 … Read More

Creating a True Comfort Zone: Berea Takes Campus Safety Seriously

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During late summer, Berea College with its bright green grass and rich burgundy buildings is a beautiful and a serene place. As new students arrive on campus these calming elements, seem to say, “this is your new home.” While new students are generally excited about all of the opportunities in front of them, most also face some anxieties: “Who will … Read More

Erin Connor, Family Engagement Counselor

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Bridges in are built through positions such as the Family Engagement Counselor, which provides support for parents, guardians, and families of incoming first-year students. This position is held by Erin Connor, and it is a collaboration between the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Aid Services.   Erin assists parents and families throughout the different cycles of preparing for college, … Read More