Gentry honored by Council on Postsecondary Education

Sep 13, 2013 No Comments by

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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“Colonels for Education” Promotes College-Going and National GEAR UP Week

Sep 17, 2012 No Comments

Eastern Kentucky University's Manchester campus hosted more than 400 middle-schoolers from Clay and Owsley counties on September 13 for a question-and-answer session with college athletes. The "Colonels for Education" event was a collaboration between Berea College's GEAR UP program, Eastern Kentucky University, and Clay and Owsley County school districts. Representatives from EKU's men's and women's […]

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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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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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