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Jill Gurtatowski: Rowing the Stream of Health and Wellness

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Jill Gurtatowski isn’t just an expert in the subject of wellness; it is something she infuses into her life and community. One way she has achieved this in her own life is by setting difficult athletic goals for herself. Continue reading →

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“The Best Job at Berea College,” CELTS Director, Ashley Cochrane

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Today, Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) educates students for leadership in service and social justice through the promotion and coordination of academic service learning and student-led community service. Continue reading →

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Chris Green: Making a Difference in Appalachia

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Chris Green is a busy man. This is most readily evidenced by the titles he holds: Director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center (LJAC), Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies, Program Coordinator of Appalachian Studies, Continue reading →

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Monica Jones: An advocate for education and sacrifice

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Monica Jones, a native of Zanesville, a town in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian region, was named the director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at Berea College in July of 2012. Continue reading →

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Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens: a life of Art, Literature, Language and Education

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Though she grew up in Springfield, Ohio, she and her family have always tended to orient themselves to Michigan, where she was born and went to college. She never expected to live in Kentucky, the state where her grandfather, a great admirer of Berea College, was born and raised. It has now been a year since Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens came to Berea College’s Center for Transformative Learning (CTL), initially to revitalize faculty development offerings as Scholar of Teaching and Learning, and then eventually to direct the unit. Continue reading →

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Esther Livingston’s Meandering Path FROM Berea College TO Berea College

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She is a fan of ballroom dancing.  She spends much of her free time doing Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz or Hustle. She enjoys music of all kinds, and is a member and frequent attendee of WoodSongs, a folk music program in Lexington. She loves nature and hiking, too, and that is what brought her to Berea in the first place. She is Esther Livingston, Continue reading →

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James Atkinson: from aspiring Marine to Certified Career Expert

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Supporting students in finding their calling in life, James Atkinson has spent the last two years as the Director of Career Development at Berea College’s Center for Transformative Learning (CTL). However, a career in career development was not what Atkinson had in mind when he was trying to find his own calling. Continue reading →

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Quincy Robinson: holding on to his learning mojo

Posted on by Doug Widner

“I’m from Nashville,” Quincy Robinson, class of 2014, said. “I have five older siblings and four of them have been to college. My mother went to a junior college and earned a Medical Assistant certificate and my father went to college for a year.” Higher education was not a novel idea in Quincy’s family; it was more like an expectation. Continue reading →

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Deep Green Dorm Is Over Half-Way Complete

Posted on by Bethany Cook

“The Living Building Challenge is LEED on steroids,” says Rich Dodd, project Manager of Berea College’s new Deep Green Residence Hall, with lots of “extra special efforts” along the way designed to make the building not only 55% more energy efficient than most buildings, but the entire construction process more sustainable. Continue reading →

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Dr. Richard Cahill: Transformative Learning through International Education

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Dr. Richard Cahill, Director of the Francis and Louise Hutchins Center for International Education (CIE) and Associate Professor of History, has poured his passion for international education into the College through various programs sponsored by the CIE. Continue reading →

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Jill Gurtatowski: Rowing the Stream of Health and Wellness

Jill Gurtatowski isn’t just an expert in the subject of wellness; it is something she infuses into her life and community. One way she has achieved this in her own life is by setting difficult athletic goals for herself. (more…)

“The Best Job at Berea College,” CELTS Director, Ashley Cochrane

Today, Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) educates students for leadership in service and social justice through the promotion and coordination of academic service learning and student-led community service. (more…)

Chris Green: Making a Difference in Appalachia

Chris Green is a busy man. This is most readily evidenced by the titles he holds: Director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center (LJAC), Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies, Program Coordinator of Appalachian Studies, (more…)

Monica Jones: An advocate for education and sacrifice

Monica Jones, a native of Zanesville, a town in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian region, was named the director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at Berea College in July of 2012. (more…)

Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens: a life of Art, Literature, Language and Education

Though she grew up in Springfield, Ohio, she and her family have always tended to orient themselves to Michigan, where she was born and went to college. She never expected to live in Kentucky, the state where her grandfather, a great admirer of Berea College, was born and raised. It has now been a year since Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens came to Berea College’s Center for Transformative Learning (CTL), initially to revitalize faculty development offerings as Scholar of Teaching and Learning, and then eventually to direct the unit. (more…)

Esther Livingston’s Meandering Path FROM Berea College TO Berea College

She is a fan of ballroom dancing.  She spends much of her free time doing Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz or Hustle. She enjoys music of all kinds, and is a member and frequent attendee of WoodSongs, a folk music program in Lexington. She loves nature and hiking, too, and that is what brought her to Berea in the first place. She is Esther Livingston, (more…)

James Atkinson: from aspiring Marine to Certified Career Expert

Supporting students in finding their calling in life, James Atkinson has spent the last two years as the Director of Career Development at Berea College’s Center for Transformative Learning (CTL). However, a career in career development was not what Atkinson had in mind when he was trying to find his own calling. (more…)

Quincy Robinson: holding on to his learning mojo

“I’m from Nashville,” Quincy Robinson, class of 2014, said. “I have five older siblings and four of them have been to college. My mother went to a junior college and earned a Medical Assistant certificate and my father went to college for a year.” Higher education was not a novel idea in Quincy’s family; it was more like an expectation. (more…)

Deep Green Dorm Is Over Half-Way Complete

“The Living Building Challenge is LEED on steroids,” says Rich Dodd, project Manager of Berea College’s new Deep Green Residence Hall, with lots of “extra special efforts” along the way designed to make the building not only 55% more energy efficient than most buildings, but the entire construction process more sustainable. (more…)

Dr. Richard Cahill: Transformative Learning through International Education

Dr. Richard Cahill, Director of the Francis and Louise Hutchins Center for International Education (CIE) and Associate Professor of History, has poured his passion for international education into the College through various programs sponsored by the CIE. (more…)

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