Berea Students (L)earn Internationally

Jun 17, 2014 No Comments

As one of only 40 colleges in the country (and the only school in Kentucky) eligible to nominate students for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and with more Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients than any other institution in Kentucky, Berea College continues to offer outstanding study abroad opportunities for students. Berea College student Dylan […]

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Esteemed author Crystal Wilkinson Joins Berea College

Jun 13, 2014 8 Comments

Crystal Wilkinson, author of “Water Street” and “Blackberries, Blackberries,” has been named the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College. Housed in both the English and Appalachian studies departments, the grant-funded, three-year position will start at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. Wilkinson joins world-renowned scholar bell hooks, best-selling author Silas House and award-winning author Jason […]

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Berea College to Move Forward with “Qualified Historic Site License” for Boone Tavern

Jun 12, 2014 No Comments

The Berea College Board of Trustees has authorized the college administration to move forward with an application for a “Qualified Historic Site License” that would permit the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. After the Board of Trustees carefully considered the action for more than a year, […]

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Berea College Accepted as NCAA Division III Provisional Member

May 15, 2014 5 Comments

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has granted Berea College (Ky.) provisional membership in Division III, beginning September 1.  This move will allow the college to better align its athletics program to compete with other institutions that share a similar philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. The NCAA Division III philosophy is founded on the student-athlete’s overall […]

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Berea College Earns “Fair Trade” Status

May 15, 2014 No Comments

Berea College has been named as Kentucky’s second Fair Trade University by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade is a movement that works to reduce poverty, support the ethical treatment of workers and farmers and promote environmentally sustainable practices while helping producers in developing countries obtain fair prices for their products. Fair Trade USA recognizes towns, […]

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Partners for education program awarded Americorps Grant

May 12, 2014 No Comments

Partners for Education at Berea College has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as a recipient of an AmeriCorps grant. Partners for Education’s program, PartnerCorps: STEM, will increase student competency in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or “STEM” fields. Partners for Education will place 20 AmeriCorps members in three […]

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Two Renowned Authors Offer ‘Advice from Appalachian Intellectuals’ to Berea College Graduates, May 4

Apr 30, 2014 2 Comments

Watch the live video stream on the day of commencement. bell hooks, a celebrated author and social activist, and Silas House, a best-selling novelist and environmental activist, will address 271 members of Berea College’s 142nd graduating class during a special commencement service titled “Advice from Appalachian Intellectuals.” Both commencement speakers are faculty members in Berea College’s […]

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