Scholarships and Honors (CFS)
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
The purpose of this honor society is to recognize and promote excellence in research, scholarship and leadership in the profession of home economics. The Nu Alpha Chapter was chartered in 1991 and is the first chapter since the merger of Omicron Nu (founded 1912) and Kappa Omicron Phi (founded 1922). Membership is open to students and graduates in Child and Family Studies who are in the top ten percent of their junior or senior class at Berea.
The Helen and Jean Barkley Memorial Scholarship in Home Economics was established by the family of Key Lee Barkley, a Berea College graduate, class of 1926. Family and friends contributed to this endowed fund in memory of Dr. Barkley’s wife, Helen Roberts Barkley, class of 1927, and their daughter, Jean Eloise Barkley, who died at age five. The recipients of this scholarship are to be majors in the profession of home economics “who show promise that they will become worthy citizens of their communities after their graduation from Berea College.”