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Berea College Begins Construction on “Deep Green Residence Hall”

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Construction Webcam Reload page to update or visit our construction dashboard. Berea College will begin construction on what will be the most energy-efficient residence hall in the commonwealth of Kentucky, if not the country, in April 2012. The three-story, 42,000 … Continue reading

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Appalachian author Gurney Norman tells Berea College graduates to find wisdom in unexpected places

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Speaking at Berea College’s 139th commencement on May 8, Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 and director of the University of Kentucky’s creative writing program, challenged seniors to find wisdom in unexpected places and question whether or not accumulating data is the … Continue reading

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Candis Cantrell Talks about Her Traditional Values

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Candis enjoys traditional activities like quilting and making jams. Raised in Morgan County, Ky., she is the first in her family to attend college. She plans to return home after graduation.

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Shirley Fowler Offers a Legacy of Support

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As a private money manager, Shirley Fowler has always been impressed by how Berea handles its finances. “I have watched your balance sheets with interest,” she once wrote President John Stephenson, “and I agree with your objectives. As you know, … Continue reading

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Kay Smith Offers Scholarships and Encouragement

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Kay Smith first learned about Berea College while she was a student enrolled at Sullins College in Virginia. During a convocation, the Sullins president’s wife mentioned Berea as one of those distinctive educational institutions that served Appalachia. “It just made … Continue reading

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Gene Parr, ’49, and Joan Parr, ’48 Return the Gift of a Lifetime

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Alumni Gene and Joan Parr display an undeniable enthusiasm when discussing Berea. Memories of the campus in the 1940s abound, but the couple focuses most of Berea’s influence in creating purposeful lives.

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Tommy Boykin Thoughtfully Defines His Future at Berea

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What kind of socks does a physics major wear? Well, if you’re Tommy Boykin, there are two kinds of socks in the world: dress socks and black Nike athletic socks, specifically the running type that are engineered for each foot. … Continue reading

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