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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Berea College Students and Alums Honored for Earth Day 2015

Apr 23, 2015 No Comments

Berea College students and a Berea alumna were among the individuals and groups who received Earth Day awards from the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission in recognition of significant contributions to environmental protection. The Berea College Student EcoChallenge Team, a diverse group of 11 student volunteers, produced the first carbon-neutral green basketball in Kentucky. The group’s […]

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Berea College Alum Speaks at Annual Caudill Luncheon

Apr 21, 2015 No Comments

Berea College alumnus Kevin Messer, spoke at the 17th annual Caudill Luncheon about “Innovations that are driving business...what skills do you need to participate?” The annual Caudill Luncheon is made possible through the generosity of a grateful alumnus, Don Caudill, in honor of his parents, Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill. A program of the Economics […]

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