Frances Nichols Rogers, '66
Alumni Loyalty Award
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nichols of Robbinsville, NC, Fran graduated as salutatorian of the
1962 Class of Stecoah High and enrolled at Berea College that fall as an English major. Throughout her life, Fran has exemplified Berea's service ethic in her contributions to children and education. She credits Berea for instilling this in her stating, "I have always been so proud to be a graduate of Berea, that I'm committed to making Berea proud of me." Fran was among one of three role models selected to participate in a ceremony at the White House that launched the new National Teacher Corps. After a two year internship in Breathitt County in the program, she went on to earn a M.A. in elementary education from the University of Kentucky. She moved to Waynesville, NC to teach, where she was named Haywood County Teacher of the Year at the end of her first year, and elected president of the education association. Four years later, she began a 12-year stint in reading and staff development, as an assistant principal for 11, and as a principal for three years. She attended Western Carolina University and UNC-Asheville to earn certification as a reading specialist and as a school administrator, and graduated from the Principal's Executive Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She retired from Hazelwood Elementary School in 1998. Fran is actively involved with the Western NC alumni club and served as secretary for several years. She is a loyal financial supporter and continued ambassador for Berea College, as well as a member of the Great Commitments Society. Fran is married to Terry Rogers, an instructor at Haywood Technical Institute and a part-time farmer. She has been actively involved in supporting his advocacy for agriculture issues though the years, and they are both active in 4H, FFA, and Farm Bureau. They have fostered many children, and are currently caring for the daughter of a former foster child. They are active members of Long's Chapel UMC at Lake Junaluska.
Dr. Harold L. Moses, M.D., '58
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Dr. Moses, the Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology, is director of the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories, and Professor of Cancer Biology, Medicine and Pathology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Moses was the founding director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which he led for twelve years; he is now director emeritus. Trained as a pathologist, Dr. Moses has devoted much of his career to basic research on growth factors and tumor suppressor genes and has received many awards for his research. He has served as president of the American Association for Cancer Research, president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, chair of the NIH Chemical Pathology Study Section, chair of the Molecular Oncogenesis Study Section, a member of the Integration Panel for the US Army Breast Cancer Program, co-chair of the Breast Cancer Progress Review Group for the National Cancer Institute, and chair of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers review panel. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and was founding chair of the National Cancer Policy Forum of the Institute of Medicine from 2005-2011.
Kathryn Coughlin, '95
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Since 2002, Kathryn has served as President of the Global Research Group, a non-profit organization which produces scholarly research on the wider Islamic world. She also serves as Director of Research Development, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Research Administration Services at Harvard University. She holds a B.A. in history from Berea College and a masters' degree in Middle East History from Georgetown University's Graduate School. She completed her doctoral exams in Islamic History at Georgetown University specializing in Islamic law but she abandoned her dissertation for active public service. She has taught, lectured and/or delivered papers in the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia on a wide range of subjects including religion and gender; Islamic law; religion and modernity; and US foreign policy and the Middle East. As recipient of over 25 grants, fellowships and prizes during her academic career, including the prestigious Congressional Harry S. Truman Graduate Fellowship for Public Service, Kathryn's research has been supported by a number of American and international foundations including the U.S. Social Science Research Council and the Arbeitskreis Moderne Und Islam (Germany). She has served as a consultant to National Geographic, the U.S. Census Bureau (International Division), Smithsonian Institute and the Human Rights Association in Nazareth, and Israel on issues pertaining to the Muslim world. Her publications include a reference work on Muslim cultures in sixteen countries (Muslim Cultures Today: A Reference Guide, Greenwood Press, 2006), and a book entitled "How I Fell in Love with the Muslim World."
Dr. P. Clayton Rivers, '61, and Dr. Linda Stewart Rivers, Cx '62
Alumni Loyalty Award
Clay and Linda Rivers have been committed and dedicated members of the Founders Club and Great Commitments Society for many years. Near and after their retirement, they co-taught Psycho-social Aspects of Alcohol for two short terms in Berea's psychology department. They also served as visiting professors in the Berea College psychology department in the spring of 2002. Linda once wrote to a classmate, "Berea provided both of us with a beginning in life that we still believe we could never have found elsewhere. For that, we'll always be grateful." Clay received a B.A. degree in psychology from Berea College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He was a post doctoral fellow in alcohol studies at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He was an assistant professor of psychology at Marshall University; associate professor and department chair at North Dakota State University and spent 1972-2002 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is presently professor emeritus in clinical psychology. Linda attended Berea College 1958-61. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in psychology at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and the Ph.D. in developmental and counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her career combined university teaching, programming and providing direct services to gifted students in Lincoln Public Schools, and a private practice in psychology. Both Clay and Linda are licensed to practice psychology in the State of Nebraska and have authored substantial grants in their fields, published in professional journals and presented their research at national and international meetings.
Dr. Patrick E. Napier, '49
Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Reverend Doctor Patrick Edward Napier was born in Hazard (Perry County), Kentucky, and graduated from Highland High School at Guerrant (Breathitt County). He earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Berea College and a Masters, Specialist, and Doctorate in Education at the University of Kentucky. During World War II he served as a staff officer in the Merchant Marines for three years and visited fifteen countries. During the Korean War he was in the army with service in Korea. Pat served in Kentucky schools for thirty-two years. He is a life member of the National Education Association, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He is also a Kentucky Colonel. Pat is an active member of the Presbyterian Church and has served as both a deacon and a ruling elder. After retiring from the field of education at the age of sixty, he was ordained as a minister by the Presbytery of Western Kentucky where he served as pastor of several small churches including White's Memorial in Berea and the Guerrant Memorial Church in Jackson. During college Pat was a member of the Berea College Country Dancers and has continued this interest for many years. He taught Appalachian square dancing at the Berea Christmas Dance School for over fifty years. The Country Dance and Song Society of America presented him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for his contributions as "A teller of tales, an inspirational teacher of Eastern Kentucky history, traditions, music, and dance, a generous mentor and living legend." Pat has three children and eight grandchildren. Pat's wife, Irene Turner Napier, passed away in 2001.
Robert J. Lewis
Honorary Alumnus Award
Robert Lewis is the former Mary W. McGaw Professor of Music at Berea College where he taught since 1958. He holds degrees in piano performance from the Ithaca College School of Music and Louisiana State University. He has also studied at Syracuse University, Boston University, University of Colorado, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky. His piano study has been with George Mulfinger, George Driscoll, Rowena Dickey, Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne, Bela Boszormenyi Nagy, and Malcolm Bilson. He is a past recipient of the Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berea's highest faculty honor, and has served as Piano Chairman for the Kentucky Music Teachers' Association.
Terry Lee Allebaugh, '81
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Born in Harrisonburg, VA, son of Paul and June Allebaugh, Terry graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1972, and Berea College in 1981 with a degree in English. He attended Duke Divinity School from 1981-83. In 1988 Terry became the first full-time director of the Community Shelter in Durham, NC. From this experience, he saw the need for longer-term solutions to augment community efforts to end homelessness. In collaboration with community leaders Terry founded Housing for New Hope in 1992. Since that time, the organization has expanded to serve two counties providing a continuum of services for the homeless including outreach and engagement to the unsheltered; mental and primary health care and access; re-housing that links homeless families and area landlords; and, housing development for individuals and families. Terry has presented to a U.S. Senate subcommittee regarding the organization's work and the national need for permanent supportive housing. He is a founding member and former Chair for the Council to End Homelessness in Durham, a founding member and current chair of the N.C. Coalition to End Homelessness, and is the current housing chair for the Durham Branch of the NAACP, who honored him in 2010 with a special recognition for his work with the homeless. Terry is an accomplished harmonica player, a passion that began under his great-grandmother's tutelage, and nurtured by fellow musicians at Berea. His band opened the 2002 Durham Blues festival and Terry was recently selected to play the National Anthem at an upcoming Durham Bull's game. Terry has two sons, Eli and Jeyhoun, with his first wife, Neylan Gurel, also a Berea graduate. Terry is married to Lori Pistor, a Presbyterian minister. They live in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Wallace Campbell, '66
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Wally Campbell grew up on a subsistence farm in rural Leslie County and graduated from Berea College in 1966 with a major in elementary education. He earned a master's degree at Eastern Kentucky University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in the Sociological Foundations of Education at the University of Toledo in 1972. Early in his career, he was a public school teacher/principal and director of TRIO programs. Wally held the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean for 31 years. During his 20 years as the Dean at Alice Lloyd, he played a major role in the institution's successful transition from a two-year to a four-year college. He provided leadership for the development of baccalaureate programs; recruitment and retention of faculty; addition of a new library, classrooms and laboratory facilities; and, expansion of scholarships for graduate/professional school. As Dean at Pikeville College for 11 years, Wally was instrumental in accreditation studies including approval for the merger of the College and the School of Osteopathic Medicine. He also led the development of new majors, academic honor societies, study abroad programs, faculty development, institutional effectiveness planning, and the Booth Scholars Program. Wally attended the Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM) and chaired the Deans Task Force of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC); he was active in the Appalachian College Association, Association of Kentucky Independent Colleges and Universities, Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, and Leadership Kentucky. He is a trustee of the Frontier Nursing Service and an officer in the Berea Kiwanis Club. In 2006, Wally received the CIC Chief Academic Officer Award; he was recently named Dean Emeritus and awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Pikeville College. Wally is retired and lives in Berea with his wife, Jane Shivel Campbell ('69); they have one son, Brian.