For the second year, Berea College Alumni Relations has partnered with the offices of Admissions and First-Year Initiatives to welcome our newest Bereans from the regional areas of Cincinnati, Birmingham, Knoxville, Lexington, and Louisville. These events will bring together students from the Class of 2021, their families, Berea staff, and alumni in a casual atmosphere to meet each other and create relationships before they arrive on campus on Move-In Day (Aug. 19).
During the course of two weeks in July, approximately 60 students along with their families will enjoy a baseball game, cookout, or ice cream social in their hometowns.
Last year, events were hosted in Lexington at Whitaker Bank ball park and in Louisville, at the Louisville Slugger field. Prior to that, Carl Thomas ’78, associate director of Admissions, and his wife, Deborah Byrd Thomas ’80, have been hosting send-off events in their home in Birmingham, Alabama since 1995.
Check back for images from each send-off. For questions about student send-off events, contact Lisa_Colletti-Jones@berea.edu, coordinator of student, young alumni, and volunteer engagement programs in Alumni Relations.
Thursday, July 13
Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile Baybears
Friday, July 14
Florence Freedom vs. Normal Cornbelters
UC Health Stadium
Wednesday, July 19
Ice Cream Social
Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge
Thursday, July 20
Louisville Bats vs. Buffalo Bisons
Louisville Slugger Stadium