Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS)

Student Service Awards

Berea College Student Service Awards 2013-‘14

The E.R. Brann Good Citizenship Award 

Sophia Fields and Luwam T. Okbazion

This award is given annually to the student whose character and life have made an outstanding contribution to the Christian character of Berea College.

The Jane Ann Kendrick Community Service Award

Tracy “T” Prater

This award is given to a student who, through strictly volunteer service to the community and not as part of a paid labor position, has accented the value of volunteer work and, in so doing, has improved and enriched the lives of others.

The Layman Memorial Scholarship 

Nathaniel Fouch

This award was established by the daughters of the Rev. and Mrs. Henry L. Layman, missionaries in Japan for 35 years.  It is awarded each year to the student who seems most likely to make a contribution to international relations and understanding.

George and Lucille C. McKinney Service Award

No Nominees

This award is given to a junior who is an active participant in volunteer service in the college community.  Nominations are sought from a recognized campus organization including residence halls and labor departments.

Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Award

Erica Scott and Nathaniel Stewart

This award recognizes campus leadership in interracial understanding.  It is given to two students, one African American and one white or non-white, who demonstrate leadership qualities in the promotion of interracial understanding in all aspects of campus and student life.

Ernest and Emily G. Graham Volunteer Service Award

Stephanie Gonzales and Sydney Vaughn

This award recognizes two Berea College students (first, second, or third year) who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer service during the current year.  Nominations must originate from formal service groups such as People Who Care, Habitat for Humanity, etc.

Dr. Lee E. Wickline Scholarship

Hsin-Ta Tsai

Given to a full-time enrolled third- or fourth-year student with at least a 3.0 GPA, majoring or minoring in education.  The recipient must demonstrate enthusiastic interest in school and community activities and have an awareness of universal human values.

Homer A. Porter, Jr. Citizen-Servant Emerging Leader Awards

Jessi Adcock, Destiny Askew and Anthony Ayebiahwe

Given to as many as four students whose participation in and contributions to service programs or service-learning courses exemplify the selflessness characteristics of a servant leader.  Recipients must not have reached third-year academic status before the end of the spring term, 2014.

Louise Veltin Memorial Award

Joel Cecil

This award is given to a graduating student with a distinguished good citizen record at Berea College.  Third- and fourth- year students and general faculty are invited to nominate a student for this award.

Eva Nell Whitaker Alley Award

Kimberly Bihl, Katie Boyd, Janice D’Souza, and Emily Wallace

Eva Nell Whitaker Alley, ’44 was a vital contributor to Berea’s campus life and passed away four years after her graduation.  The Eva Nell Whitaker Alley Award Fund was established by her husband George in 1949 to honor her memory.


  • Nominee must be a graduating female (Spring or Summer)
  • Nominee has exhibited leadership in campus activities
  • Nominee has been a vital part of Berea College and has greatly contributed to student and campus life
  • Nominations must come from members of the senior class or a member of the faculty or staff.


Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

William E. Bardusch Jr. Graduate Scholarship

Erica Scott

History of the awards:

Both the Sullivan Award and the Bardusch Scholarship were created by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, based in Oxford, Mississippi.  The Sullivan Foundation has supported Berea College since 1937 with grants for student scholarships and social entrepreneurship activities.  The Foundation sponsors annual awards on more than 60 college campuses to honor the lives and service of Algernon Sydney Sullivan and his wife, Mary Mildred Sullivan.  Via the Sullivan awards, the Foundation wishes to recognize individuals whose nobility of character and dedication to service set them apart as examples for others.

Berea College will choose one graduating senior to receive both the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and the William E. Bardusch, Jr. Graduate Scholarship.  The Sullivan Foundation created the Bardusch Scholarship at Berea to honor both the Foundation’s longtime president, William E. Bardusch, Jr., and the long-standing partnership between the Foundation and Berea College.

Nominations for the recipient of the Sullivan Award and Bardusch Scholarship may come from students, faculty, or staff.  Self-nominations will not be accepted.


  • Nominee must be a graduating senior who plans to enroll in graduate school, working toward a master’s or doctorial degree, within two years of graduating from Berea.  The Bardusch Scholarship payment will be made directly to the graduate institution upon the student’s enrollment.
  • Nominee must demonstrate strength of character and a tendency toward humble, selfless, meaningful service to others.
  • If the recipient does not enroll in graduate school within two years of graduating from Berea, he or she may keep the Sullivan Award but will not receive the Bardusch Scholarship payment.



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