Significant Recording at the Library of Congress Originated by Chance Meeting at Berea College

May 13, 2015 No Comments

What do Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin, Sesame Street, and Old Regular Baptists have in common? All of them have recordings named by the Library of Congress as American treasures. But one selection has a common connection to Berea College. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, recently announced the latest list of recordings […]

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Berea College Elects Two Alumni to Board of Trustees

May 13, 2015 No Comments

Vicki E. Allums is a senior attorney with legal and policy experience in the government and non-profit sectors practicing in the areas of domestic and international intellectual property, international trade, technology, e-commerce, information security, and cyber law. She has represented the United States in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations and at conferences and training programs […]

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A Graduation Unlike Any Other

May 07, 2015 No Comments

Berea College and our students got a nice shout-out from EKU’s President Michael Benson who commented in a Huffington Post blog today. He shares his impressions after witnessing the moving and memorable speech by Naomi Judd, the incredibly powerful scenes of students receiving their degrees---without a mountain of debt--and the pride shown by the faculty, […]

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Baccalaureate & Commencement Speakers Inspire Berea Grads

May 03, 2015 No Comments

Naomi Judd, a Kentucky-born singer, author, motivational speaker, and actress addressed 271 candidates for graduation during Berea College’s 143rd Commencement ceremonies, Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2015. Judd’s remarks were titled: "Early Hardship Makes for Strong Character as an Adult." Judd, who has close ties to Berea, was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree […]

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An Alumnus in the News

Apr 28, 2015 No Comments

Beloved Bereans, I have learned that Randy Johnson, a 1991 Berea alumnus, is one of the plaintiffs in the civil rights case concerning marriage equality argued earlier today before the U.S. Supreme Court.  There are two links to Randy’s story below.  I want to affirm Randy putting his convictions into action.  After all, Berea’s motto […]

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Berea’s Deep Green Dormitory and its Earth-Friendly Brick

Apr 24, 2015 No Comments

In an article published March 22 by MarketWatch (NY) Berea College is called a “model of sustainability” and the College’s new “deep green” residence hall is cited for using “earth-friendly brick.” Article excerpt below: Top LEED Buildings Use Earth-Friendly Brick - MarketWatch RESTON, Va., Apr 22, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The world's highest-scoring college dorm […]

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Berea College Announces Watson Fellowship Winner

Apr 24, 2015 No Comments

The Thomas J. Watson Foundation has named Berea College student Tuvshinzaya Amarzaya a 2015 fellowship winner. Amarzaya was selected as one of 50 winners out of a field of 700 candidates. Her project—“Evolution of Cultural and Individual Identity Through Martial Arts”—will take Amarzaya to China, Japan, Brazil, and France to explore how changes in Shaolin […]

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