Gentry Appears on KET’s ‘Education Matters,’ Nov. 18

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments by

Dreama Gentry, director of Berea College's Partners for Education program (which includes GEAR-UP and Promise Neighborhoods) will appear on Kentucky Educational Television's (KET) series "Education Matters," Monday, November 18 at 9 p.m. Hosted by Bill Goodman and special co-host Renee Shaw, this special edition of "Education Matters, "part of a continuing KET series, explores this […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Visits First Rural Promise Neighborhood

Nov 12, 2013 1 Comment

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Sand Gap Elementary School in Jackson County, Kentucky, on November 1 to participate in a roundtable discussion on Berea College’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Panelists included students, teachers, parents and Promise Neighborhood staff. The discussion focused on educational challenges and successes in rural America. The Berea College Promise […]

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Gentry honored by Council on Postsecondary Education

Sep 13, 2013 No Comments

Dreama Gentry, director of the Partners for Education program at Berea College, was awarded the prestigious Oak Award from the Council on Postsecondary Education on September 13. For nearly 20 years, she has supported college access efforts in central Kentucky through her grant-writing efforts, including the recent $75 million GEAR UP grant that supports efforts to […]

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5,000 Eighth Graders Begin Their Journey to College

Aug 24, 2012 1 Comment

Eighth grade students from across southeastern Kentucky will gather at the Corbin Arena on Wednesday, August 29, for a two-hour college readiness kick-off. Members of the Class of 2017 will celebrate the start of GEAR UP and Berea CFES Scholars programs in their schools. College presidents will show their support through motivational videos, and Berea […]

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Gentry Appointed to CFES Board of Directors

Jan 16, 2012 1 Comment

Dreama Gentry, director of Berea College’s Office of Externally Funded Programs, has been appointed to College For Every Student’s (CFES) board of directors. Gentry’s connections with CFES span more than eight years. She serves as principal investigator of five U.S. Department of Education programs and one Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Program, overseeing an […]

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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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