Young Alumni Advisory Council 2017-18

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Council Members Joe Saleem, II ’08 President, KY Missy Naseman Rivera ’05 Past President, OH Martina Jackson ’11 President-Elect, KY David Kretzmann ’14 Executive Vice-President, VA Ms. Lisa M. Colletti-Jones Coordinator of Student, Young Alumni and Volunteer Engagement Programs, KY Members-At-Large Ehis Akhetuamhen ’01, IL Jacob Burdette ’15, KY William E. Cook, III, ’06, OH Trinity Goodman ’17, KY Wayne … Read More

Alumni Executive Council 2017-18

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Council Members Jennifer Hale Stafford ’92 President, KY Patricia Campbell Estepp ’77 Past-President, VA Deborah Byrd Thomas ’80 President-Elect, AL Lyle D. Roelofs President of Berea College, KY Jackie Collier ’80 Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations, KY Bernadine Douglas Vice President for Alumni and College Relations, KY Frank Polion ‘90 Member of Executive Committee, KY Members-At-Large V. Eldon Ball ’70, DC … Read More

Five-Year Consecutive Donor

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Indicates five or more years of consecutive giving, including FY 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, and 2012-13. Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Abate Mr. W. Robert Abbot Rev. and Dr. James L. Abbott Mr. Richard D. Abbott Rashaad Abdur-Rahman ’03 Maria Abelquist ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Benny F. Abney Anna Collins Abrams ’58 Laura Zimmerman Abramson ’61 Ms. Eleanor D. Acheson … Read More

Mountaineer Club

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The Mountaineer Club recognizes students and young alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years and gave at least $50 between July 1st and June 30th. Mountaineer Club Quad ($50-$99.99) Hanna D. Abe ’17 Emmanuel Acheampong ’19 Oluwatobi Olumide Adejumo ’20 Dr. Ramesh Adhikari ’11 Jeffrey Esteven Aguilar ’20 Ehis Akhetuamhen, ’11 Jenny Boyle Akins ’11 Klara Aminova ’15 … Read More

Second Century Club

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Since 1980, this special group of individuals has helped to significantly increase Berea College’s financial base. Membership is tiered and based on annual giving: Platinum – $2,500+, Gold – $1,000–$2,499, Silver – $500–$999, Bronze – $250–$499. Bronze ($250-$499) Mr. W. Robert Abbot Laura Zimmerman Abramson ’61 Ms. Eleanor D. Acheson Dr. Rick L. Adkins ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Philip Akers … Read More

A message from the President

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President Roelofs speaks at Opening Convo

Dear Berea Alumni and Friends, I am pleased to present the 2016-17 President’s Report on Philanthropy and commend it for your review. This report details our strong financial position and conveys information pertaining to our sources of fiscal support. Our financial position remains strong thanks to sound management of our endowment and the continued support of friends, alumni, and even … Read More

A message from the Vice President

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Bernadine Douglas

Giving is at the heart of Berea College’s legacy. Our founders were unwavering in their efforts to provide an education for whites and blacks of limited means in the mid-1800s. With each passing year since then, we are amazed by the generosity of our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students. That generosity is on display in myriad ways, from the “surprise” … Read More

A Promise Fulfilled: Donor Profiles

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Bringing together profiles of various donors and Berea College supporters, this issue reveals the interest and motivation that lead so many generous persons to invest in the College’s mission. For some, it is gratitude and giving back; for others, commitment to education as the engine of social mobility; and for still others, it is service to those less fortunate. In … Read More

Sharing His Gifts: Dr. Daniel Lee

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Dr. Daniel Lee

Dr. Daniel Lee ’84 will be forever grateful for his Berea experience—and he’s showing it in a multitude of ways. “Every step of the way somebody has been helping me,” he said of the incredible friends and relationships he developed at Berea. “I certainly want to do my part to help Berea students.” Daniel came to Berea from Hong Kong … Read More

Bit by Bit: The Berea Patrons

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Berea Patrons, Danielle Graves '19 and. Andrea Dowlen '18
Berea Patrons Danielle Graves '19 (Left)  and Andrea Dowlen '18 (Right) Andrea Dowlen ’18, political science major, and Danielle Graves ’19, communication major, might have different stories, but two common threads tie them together—their passion for making a difference and their gratitude for the opportunities they’ve received at Berea College. “At Berea, you realize it may be difficult, but you ... Read More