Monica Jones: An advocate for education and sacrifice

Jan 20, 2014 No Comments

Monica Jones, a native of Zanesville, a town in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian region, was named the director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at Berea College in July of 2012. Jones believes the center serves as a leader in facilitating the college’s mission of interracial education, through the understanding that God has […]

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Naomi Tutu Facilitates ‘Truth & Reconciliation,’ January 20

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments

Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a 1983 alumna of Berea College, will facilitate a workshop titled "Truth and Reconciliation" on January 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Carter G. Woodson Center Gallery in the Alumni Building. Dinner is provided. There is no cost for the event but a reservation is required and […]

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Speech & Debate Excels to Top 25 Ranking

Jan 14, 2014 4 Comments

For the first time in school history, the Berea College Speech and Debate Team of 2013-2014 is nationally ranked. According to the National Parliamentary Debate Association, Berea is ranked 19 out of 146 colleges in the nation. Inclusion in the top 25 ranking qualifies the team to compete in the national tournament in February. While […]

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Merry Christmas! – from the president and first lady

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments
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Chad Berry appointed to Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation board

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

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 will join the board as a new director beginning January 1, 2014. Outgoing President Kathy Mountcastle says this new addition to the Babcock board will help the foundation […]

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Berea City Councilman Appointed Interim V.P. of Labor and Student Life at Berea College

Dec 03, 2013 1 Comment

Virgil Burnside, a Berea city council member for 16 years, has accepted the interim vice president of labor and student life position at Berea College, effective January 2014. Burnside will replace Gail Wolford who is retiring at the end of the year. Burnside received his undergraduate degree in political science from Berea College in 1974 […]

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Leaders Gather for Rural Education Summit

Nov 26, 2013 No Comments

More than 100 rural leaders gathered at Berea College on November 20 to take part in the inaugural Berea College Rural Education Summit. The two-day event featured keynote speakers, expert panels, discussion groups and a tour of the Berea College Promise Neighborhood. The summit, sponsored by Berea College, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink and […]

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