Mae Suramek, ‘95

Nov 06, 2011 No Comments

Born in Chicago, IL to first-generation immigrants from Thailand, Mae first came to Berea, 21 years ago to attend Berea College. Mae credits her Berea experience with shaping her world view and always inspiring her to speak up and speak out. Upon graduation, Mae served in the AmeriCorps program in Eastern Kentucky, at a domestic […]

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Katherine Silver Kelly

Nov 06, 2011 No Comments

Katherine Silver Kelly is an Assistant Clinical Professor Law and Director of Academic Support at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduating from Berea with a B.A. in History, she attended the University of Kentucky, Converse College, and the University of Akron School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She earned […]

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Brenda Guy

Nov 06, 2011 No Comments

I am the oldest of three children born to Mrs. Bobbie Jean Williams and the late, Mr. Elque Williams, Jr. I have one sister (Wendy Williams Burton) and one brother (Alex Williams). I am also the proud mother of Geri Alexandria Guy (Cx ’80). Upon receiving my degree in Psychology from Berea in 1979, I […]

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Berea College Plans Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education

Nov 03, 2011 No Comments

Honoring Berea alumnus Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” the Berea College board of trustees has approved the creation of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education that integrates the college’s Black Cultural Center and the African and African-American studies program. The creation of this center stems from a 2006 strategic plan […]

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Berea College Names Ninth President

Oct 21, 2011 3 Comments

The Berea College Board of Trustees has named Lyle D. Roelofs as the ninth president of the college. Dr. Roelofs currently serves as provost and dean of the faculty (on leave), and professor of physics at Colgate University. He will succeed current Berea president, Larry D. Shinn, who will retire on June 30, 2012. “I […]

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Grants Help Berea College and Secondary School Students GEAR UP for College

Oct 17, 2011 No Comments

Berea College has been awarded two Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling nearly $10.7 million annually to focus teachers, administrators, parents and secondary school students on preparing for success in post-secondary education. The grants will fund two programs (GEAR UP Appalachia! and Promise […]

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How many biscuits can you eat this morning?

Sep 30, 2011 1 Comment

Berea College's Bluegrass Ensemble performs during the fall 2011 opening convocation. The group performs Billy Edd Wheeler's "Let the Mountains Roll," and the standards "How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?" and "Ain't No Grave." Directed by Al White, this ensemble provides students with the opportunity to improve their individual and collective musical skills through performing […]

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