By Rose Diaz, '16
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, with the purpose to enhance and encourage communication skills for future interviews. Alumni from different backgrounds and experiences decided to share their time and commitment with their Alma Mater to help mentor younger Bereans. When asked why the alumni were participating in the mock interviews, their answers had a common theme, to give back:
“It’s important for the students to be prepared for the next phase in life after college. I’m interested in transitions that students need to make in order to succeed” -- Wallace Campbell, ’66.
“I am trying to give back to the institution that has given me so much. Being an active alumnus is really important to me.” – Wayne Centers, ’05.
“My loyalty is to Berea. I have done career counseling, so I thought I would be able to help in this way.” -- Elbonita Hawkins, ’05.
“I had really good mentors at Berea, so I try to do the same for other students.”-- Brad Fletcher, ’06.
We appreciate their generosity and willingness to give back to Berea and its students.
If you are interested in mentoring Berea students, please access our CareerBridge
- Guy Adams, '81 (President of Non-Profit, Christian Appalachian Project)
- Wally Campbell, '66 (Retired Vice President Of Academic Affairs and Dean at Alice Lloyd College and Pikeville College)
- Wayne Centers, '05 (Academic Advisor, University of Kentucky)
- Bradley Fletcher, '06 (Attorney, Private Law)
- Mary Galloway, '07 (Development, Berea College)
- ElBonita Hawkins, ’05 (Area Coordinator of Campus Ministry, Georgetown College.)
- Suzie Loveday, '06 (Project Coordinator, FAHE Consulting)