Two Renowned Authors Offer ‘Advice from Appalachian Intellectuals’ to Berea College Graduates, May 4

Apr 30, 2014 3 Comments by

Watch the live video stream on the day of commencement. bell hooks, a celebrated author and social activist, and Silas House, a best-selling novelist and environmental activist, will address 271 members of Berea College’s 142nd graduating class during a special commencement service titled “Advice from Appalachian Intellectuals.” Both commencement speakers are faculty members in Berea College’s […]

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Noted Civil Rights Advocate Peter J. O’Connor to Speak at Berea’s Commencement

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

Peter J. O'Connor, a longtime civil rights activist, will address 232 candidates for graduation during Berea College’s 141st commencement service on May 5 at 2 p.m. in the main arena of Seabury Center. O’Connor will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. This is the first commencement ceremony under the presidency of Dr. Lyle […]

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Berea College’s 140th Commencement is May 6 at 2 p.m.

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

Internationally renowned writer, teacher and social activist, Parker J. Palmer will address 235 candidates for graduation during Berea College’s 140th commencement service on May 6 at 2 p.m. in Seabury Center. Palmer will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The Reverend Joseph W. Daniels, Jr., lead pastor at Emory United Methodist Church […]

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Appalachian author Gurney Norman tells Berea College graduates to find wisdom in unexpected places

May 08, 2011 No Comments

~ See the commencement photos here (168 images). ~ Speaking at Berea College’s 139th commencement on May 8, Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 and director of the University of Kentucky's creative writing program, challenged seniors to find wisdom in unexpected places and question whether or not accumulating data is the same as possessing knowledge in […]

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2011 Commencement is May 8 @ 2 p.m.

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

Acclaimed Appalachian Author Gurney Norman is the speaker for Berea College’s 139th commencement, May 8. Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 and director of the University of Kentucky’s creative writing program, will address 240 candidates for graduation during Berea College’s 139th commencement on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the main arena in […]

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