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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Berea Graduate, Hasan Davis, Appears on KET

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments

Hasan Davis, deputy commissioner of operations at the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, talks with KET's Renee Shaw about his troubled youth. Hear Davis talk about going from juvenile delinquent to juris doctor. Davis is a '92 graduate of Berea College. The interview originally aired on KET on September 23, 2011.  Watch the video.

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Berea’s Sensational Victory in an Unlikely Contest

Sep 19, 2011 6 Comments

Most “underdog wins BIG” stories are morality tales about expecting too little. When the little guy wins in the end we realize he or she was a giant in disguise — someone about whom our presumptions were wrong. Here’s an example: Would Berea College’s academic business track, which has an accounting “concentration,” but not a major, […]

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Berea College Names New Director of Service-Learning and Community Service Programs

Sep 14, 2011 No Comments

Ashley Cochrane has been named the new director of Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS). Cochrane’s promotion comes after having served as associate director for service-learning and community service for the last four years. She began working at CELTS as service-learning coordinator in 2003. As director, Cochrane provides leadership for Berea […]

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Berea College #1 in Washington Monthly’s 2011 College Rankings

Aug 29, 2011 16 Comments

Washington Monthly has named Berea College (Kentucky) as the nation's top liberal arts college in its 2011 College Rankings. Berea was ranked number one because of its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities. Unlike other rankings that focus on what colleges do primarily […]

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