Continuing its tradition of expanding the vision and developing the potential of remarkable young leaders, the Watson Foundation announced its 52nd Class of Thomas J. Watson Fellows this morning.
Berea College Students Stephen Nwaloziri, Aloyce (Hans) Riziki, and Sophia Winkowitsch each won a place in this prestigious cohort.
Watson Fellows are selected from 40 private colleges and university partners across the United States. They receive $36,000 for twelve months of travel and college loan assistance as needed. Following their year abroad, they join a community of peers who provide a lifetime of support and inspiration.
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(Photo: Taylor Six, The Richmond Register)
Guest post by Taylor Six, The Richmond Register
A writer, photographer, a history professor and tree-logger from all across the nation were brought to the small town of Berea Thursday afternoon for their one shared similarity in the interests of John Steinbeck and the restoration of The Western Flyer.
The Western Flyer, known as “most famous fishing vessel ever to have sailed,” was made famous with the sailing of the author Steinbeck, along with marine biologist Ed Ricketts, in their 1940 journey to the Gulf of California, which helped accumulate the notes for their 1951 book, “The Log from the Sea of Cortez.”
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In a major step to boost the reach of Results Count™, its unique approach to leadership development, the Casey Foundation has selected seven organizations to work with the Foundation for three years as hubs that will expand the use of Results Count throughout the social sector.
The goal: to increase the number of leaders who take a results-oriented approach to accelerate measurable and equitable improvements in well-being for children and families in communities across the country. Continue reading Seven Organizations Named as Hubs for Results Count™ Leadership Development →
Dr. Jill Biden (Photo: Ece Ogulturk)
Partners for Education at Berea College will host the 2018 Rural College Access and Success Summit. The keynote speaker, Dr. Jill Biden, EdD, Board Chair of Save the Children US, will address the need to prepare students of all ages for academic and life success.
The Summit will bring together educators, legislators, non-profit leaders and many others to share ideas and strategies for ensuring that rural youth have the resources to successfully transition from high school to college and career. During the Summit, participants will explore best practices and highlight the unique opportunities to be found in rural America. The event will be held May 13-15 in Lexington, Kentucky. Continue reading Dr. Jill Biden to Speak at Rural College Access and Success Summit →