Homecoming 2014 Photo Gallery
Relive Homecoming 2014 through pictures captured at various events! We invite you to continue sharing your moments using the hashtag #BereaHC2014!
Washington Monthly Features Berea College
Washington Monthly has ranked Berea College as one of our nation's top liberal arts schools!
Berea College Concert Choir Tours Spain and Portugal
Berea College Concert Choir Tours Spain and Portugal in May
Associate Professor Andrew Baskin, '73, receives Professor of the Year Award
Associate Professor Andrew Baskin, Program Chair of African and African American Studies and co-editor of The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, received the 2014 Professor the Year award for “emphasizing academic excellence”.
Virgil Burnside, ’74 Appointed Interim of Vice President of Labor and Student Life
Read more about Virgil Burnside's journey and his history at Berea College.
Summer Reunion 2014
Mark your calendars for Summer Reunion 2014, June 13-15! Find Special Reunion Year Classes and More Info.
Service Project led by Marcia Goss, '97 Featured
The Sacred Heart and Photo Club members volunteered to teach a group of Brownsboro Park Retirement Community residents how to build a pinhole camera.
Roger Marcum, '74, Featured
EdWeek, a national education publication, features Berean Roger Marcum, '74, now chair of the Kentucky Board of Education on October 1.
UK Hires Rachel Newman Baker, '99
The University of Kentucky has hired an NCAA compliance officer, Rachel Newman Baker, '99, to help monitor the school's football program.
Dr. Warren E. Bulman, '48, Recognized
Dr. Warren "Gene Bulman, '48, was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award on June 7, during Summer Reunion 2013.
Nathan Hall, '09, AIKCU 'Prepared' Campaign
Nathan Hall, '09, is one of twenty alumni that were highlighted by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) in their 'PREPARED' campaign. The campaign was part of a poster display in the State Capitol that focuses on the ways our campuses prepare graduates.
Adam Bailey's Message From the Class of 2012
Adam Bailey graduated from Berea College in May of 2012. He now works as an Admissions Counselor for Berea and primarily serves his home region of West Virginia. Adam wrote this blog (Huffington Post) as a self reflective introspection to the Class of 2013.
Charles Badger, '11, Columnist for Washington Times
Charles Badger, '11, a political operative in Washington D.C., now has a column appearing in the Washington Times Communities section. The column is titled, "UnStereopolitical Thoughts." Charles writes about politics, culture, entertainment and the arts. Charles is also the current president of the Berea College Young Alumni Advisory Council.
New Alumni Service - Transcripts on Demand
The Office of the Registrar and the Student Service Center are very pleased to announce a new service to our students and alumni.
New Light Post Banners Highlight Distinguished Alumni
Berea celebrates by remembering distinguished alumni in the college's history.
Diane Kerby, '75, Named Acting Director of Alumni Relations
We are pleased to report that effective April 1, 2013, Diane Kerby will be joining the Alumni and College Relations division as the Acting Director of Alumni Relations. Diane brings extensive leadership experience in the areas of strategic planning, budgeting, process improvement, and staff mentoring. A graduate of Berea College, Diane holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts, Child Development.
Presidential Inauguration Live Stream
We hope you can make it back to campus for this historic event! If not, we've got you covered. View the installation ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 here.
Rachael Parker, '12, Takes Berea to the Classroom
Rachael Parker, '12, was offered a position with Teach for American (TFA) during her senior year at Berea College. A year later, she is in her fully-established 3rd graded classroom in Cincinnati.
Berea Alumni Lead Obama Campaign
Berea College students are no strangers to political activism. It is no surprise that several of our recent graduates were actively involved as political organizers during the Obama 2012 campaign and inauguration. Here’s the experience of 4 former Bereans.
BC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to Perform on March 8
The Berea College (Ky.) Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a concert at St. Mildred’s Catholic Church in Somerset on Friday evening, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Hasan Davis, '92, Black History Live - Colorado Tour
York, the only black member of the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark expedition, and Angus Augustus Burleigh, a 19th century ex-slave, soldier and scholar will be portrayed by Hasan Davis February 4-9, 2013.
Seyram Selase, '06, Challenges Berea Students
On February 4, 2013, Seyram Selase, '06, shared his Berea story as part of the Black Cultural Center and African American Studies lecture series, Kula Kusoma "To Eat, To Learn, To Study, To Read."
Vivian Overall, '97, Retires
Vivian W. Overall, '97, showed delight when Superintendent James Neihof presented her with a gift from the School Board to recognize her 15 years as Human Resources Coordinator. Vivian is the only Berea graduate to have also graduated from the Lincoln Institute.
Alumni Help Students Prepare For Job Interviews
On January 24, 2013 the Young Alumni Advisory Council and the Center For Transformative learning led a series of mock interviews for students, conducted by alumni volunteers...
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available To Alumni
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting three webinars - January 28, 29 & 30 @ 8pm - to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with individuals interested in empowering communities and working for social change.DART, is a national network of 19 affiliated grassroots, nonprofit, congregation-based community organizations.
Muse Watson, '71, Stars in "A Christmas Snow"
Actor Muse Watson, '71, stars in the holiday movie, "A Christmas Snow." Watson is also on NCIS and Prison Break. Follow him on Twitter @musewatson.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
The Young Alumni Advisory Council is taking nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award until August 20, 2012. The recipient will be recognized at Homecoming on Nov. 9, 2012. Nominate someone today!
Wallace-Padgett, '79, Elected as Bishop
The Rev. Dr. Debbie Wallace-Padgett, '79, of the Kentucky Annual (regional) Conference has been elected a bishop by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. She becomes the first woman elected to the episcopacy from the Kentucky Conference.
Mountaineer Club Reaches New Heights
The Mountaineer Club has surpassed its membership goal for the second year in a row. Thanks to our amazing students and young alumni, we met our goal of 200 members by June 30, 2012.
Suramek Resigns as Director of Alumni Relations
Mae Suramek, who has served as Berea’s Alumni Director since 2004, has made the decision to end her work in the Alumni Office at the end of June.
Berea College Alumni have met a $50,000 matching gift challenge. Thank you!
Ramesh Adhikari, ’11, Pursues Career in Physics
Ramesh Adhikari, ’11 speaks about the direction his educational path has taken since graduating from Berea.
Ahmad Shuja, '11 (Pinnacle Spotlight)
Ahmad Shuja, '11, Director of Foundation for Afghanistan and assistant editor at Iran Times shares his Berea story.
Tony Aros', ' 08, Art Takes on Epic Proportions
Tony Aros, a 2008 studio art graduate of Berea College, wanted to create an “instant confidence booster” for those depicted in the epic portraits. His idea was to create paintings that would help the subjects face the day when they might have trouble getting up in the morning.
Andrew Hamilton, ’96, Species Explorer Proposes Steps to Map Biosphere
Last year, a group of world recognized professionals along with Andrew Hamilton’ 96, gathered together in New York City to create a plan to identify every species on earth over the next 50 years. There are about 10 million left to discover.
Nina Yarbrough, '09, Generation Without Borders
Nina Yarbrough’s essay "Generation Without Boarders" is one of three winning essays that will be published in the May/June issue of AMERICAN THEATRE magazine.
Donnie Murray, '66, from Berea to a Lifelong Journey
Recently retired Donnie Murray’, 66, shared his personal story on how the-after-graduation-life unfolds new adventures and opportunities.
Ruvimbo Violet Katiyo, '11
With less than a year after attaining her Bachelors in Chemistry from Berea College, Ruvimbo Violet Katiyo' 11; from Zimbabwe is convinced that she is ready to conquer the world and keep flying her nation’s flag high. Jack of all trades as we know her, Ruvimbo is also a designer, model, athlete and an artist.
Mikita Weaver, ’08 (Pinnacle Spotlight)
Mikita Weaver,’08, graduated magna cum laude from Berea College with a philosophy degree. At Berea, she enjoyed singing in the concert choir and working at CELTS as a Bonner Scholar.
Joe Riffe, '03, is Determined to Pursue Dream
A Louisville Metro paramedic, Joe Riffe, '03, is determined to get back to work after his leg was amputated. It happened as the result of a tragic hiking accident. "I love what I do and I want to be back there."
Bemene Piaro, '09, Improves Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan
I never thought my friendships in Berea would end up being a driver in my professional life. Networking is something that is not always taught in school, but which is indeed a reality and a strong determinant of who works where.
Julie Potter, '10, (Pinnacle Spotlight)
Life after Berea College has been exciting and filled with personal and professional growth. After graduating with degrees in Political Science and Communication from BC in May of 2010, I went on to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Administration at Morehead State University.
Tim Moore, '77, Retires After 30 Years of Coaching
Long-time Eastern Kentucky University assistant track and field and cross country coach Tim Moore, '77, retired after 30 years at the school.
Linh Nguyen, ’10, a Global Business Leader
Linh Nguyen, ’10, was born in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. After high school, she came to Berea College with the hope that one day she would gain an enormous range of knowledge to come back and contribute to her home country.
Carlos Verdecchia, 91', Continues Berea's Legacy
“My English was not that good when I started at Berea College,” Carlos Verdecchia said. Then he grinned broadly and continued, “That was probably why I was there for five years.” He graduated in 1991.
Hasan Davis, '92, Black History Live Tour
Hasan Davis, '92, will tour Colorado from Feb. 6-13 where he will portray Angus Augustus Burleigh, a 19th-century ex-slave, soldier and scholar who became an acclaimed black educator and minister.
Ahmad Shuja, '11, an Expert on Afghan Foreign Affairs
Ahmad Shuja, '11, recently appeared on the Al-Jazeera English Show, BBC World News, and Fox News to discuss Afghan Foreign Affairs.
Badger, '11, and Motley, '09, to be Featured on KET
Tune in to KET on Monday, January 16th at 9pm ET for the airing of "Kentucky Beyond the Color Line," with commentary by alumni, Charles Badger, '11, and Christian J. Motley, '09.
Homecoming 2011 Reflections
Clay Kilby, '13, spent his Homecoming weekend interviewing students and alumni to find out what makes Berea so special, and what keeps Bereans old and new coming back.
Kayla Kinker, '11, Featured on WKRC Cincinnati
Hear alumna Kayla Kinker's inspirational story of how she went "from homeless shelter-to college- and now on to medical school." (by CBS affiliate WKRC-Cincinnati)
Ollas: Vessels of Hope in Albuquerque's International District
In downtown Albuquerque’s International District, an area historically known as “the War Zone,” Matt Wilson ’09, the farm manager of Growing Awareness Urban Farm, is planting the roots of change, exchanging the forces of poverty and violence for restoration and hope...
Schlesinger Finds Strength in New Job
On August 1, 2011, Cory Schlesinger, '09, was named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Santa Clara University Broncos in California. This makes Schlesinger one of the youngest head strength and conditioning coaches in the nation.
Berea Partners with Birmingham Alumni For Tornado Relief
Berea students, staff, and faculty, along with churches in Berea are working together to assemble personal Disaster Response Boxes for victims of the recent wave of tornadoes in the south.
Hal Moses, '58, Providing Opportunity for Students
Berea College and Vanderbilt University have announced the Hal Moses Summer Research Internship Program which allows Berea's most advanced biology students the opportunity to participate in summer undergraduate research at Vanderbilt.
Arbor Day Foundation Names Berea College A Tree Campus USA College
Berea College has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for 2010 for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This is the second year Berea College has been named a Tree Campus USA.
Glenn Jennings, '72, Elected to Berea College Board of Trustees
Glenn Jennings, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Delta Natural Gas Company, was elected to Berea College's board of trustees during the board's February 2011 meeting.
Berea Graduate has Olympic Hopes
Phil Miller, ’10, represented the United States in the Junior World Championships as a member of the bobsled team in Park City, Utah on February 6. The event was held on the same track as the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic bobsled events...
Muse Watson, '71, Acting for a Good Cause
Award winning actor Muse Watson will join Benjamin Bratt and Amy Brenneman on stage as Style For Smiles and The CHIME Institute present "Night at the Theatre," with a special performance by Stephen Stills.
Berea College Mourns the Loss of Dorothy Tredennick, '46
Dorothy Tredennick, 96, of Berea died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. A professor at Berea College for 41 years, she was known for her work as an art historian, an inspiring teacher and her life-long commitment to peace and justice.
Alumna Djuan Trent, a Top 10 Finalist in Miss America
Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent, a recent Berea graduate, finishes in the top 10 at the Miss America Pageant on January 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.