Anna Shell ’07

Anna_ShellAnna Shell currently serves as the Philanthropy Project Services Coordinator at Berea College. She joined the staff of Berea’s Alumni, Communications, and Philanthropy Office in 2021.

A native of Virginia, Anna graduated from Berea College in 2007 with a B.A. in Communication. As a student, Anna worked for Public Relations, where she led tours, wrote news releases, and helped research articles for the magazine. She was a contributing writer to the Fall 2006 edition of the Berea College Magazine. Anna served as the Administrative Assistant for Berea College Admissions and Campus Visits for several years before starting a home cleaning business.

Anna and her husband, Chris, have three children, Benjamin, Daniel, and Ella Grace, and reside in an energy-efficient home close to Berea. The family enjoys exploring the beautiful outdoors.


At Berea, we believe talented students should not miss out on a high-quality education just because they cannot afford rising tuition costs. No Berea student pays tuition. The Berea Fund touches the lives of every Berea College student in so many ways and enables the great mission of the College by completing the tuition scholarship every student receives.

An endowment gift demonstrates your enduring commitment to Berea College by providing lasting support for tuition scholarships, professorships, campus programming, and more. Contact us to learn how you can craft your philanthropic legacy with an endowment gift.

Guaranteed income for you. Guaranteed opportunities for our students.  Invest in a charitable gift annuity at Berea College and earn the return of a lifetime: fixed income for life and a legacy of providing a tuition-free college education to high-achieving students of limited means.

Intercollegiate and intramural athletics contribute to a healthy lifestyle and sense of belonging, camaraderie, and pride for all students. Institutional data show that participation in athletics improves student retention, and Berea athletes consistently earn a GPA of at least 3.0. For these reasons and more, Berea plans to build an indoor athletics practice facility for soccer, baseball, and softball. Your gift will help students succeed on the field and in the classroom. Contact us to learn more.

Contact Anna by calling 859-985-3002 or emailing