Double the Impact

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Special Olympic athlete long jumping

Berea College student athletes stand ready to measure the long jump of a Special Olympics athlete during the 2016 Berea Games. Members of every College athletic team worked to make the Berea Games a fun and memorable event for these athletes, who participated in track and field, baseball and soccer events that day. (Photo: Sonya Petroski) Berea College Student-Athletes Serve … Read More

People Who Care Celebrates 50 Years at Berea

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Group of People Who Care students at a rally

Megan Davis, Hunter Malone, Keisha Morgan, Kaylee Raymer and Abby Wackerly represent Berea’s People Who Care at a rally at the capitol in Frankfort. This year marks the 50th anniversary of People Who Care (PWC), Berea College’s longest-running service organization. Established in 1968 from a student’s proposal and a modest donation by then-president Willis D. Weatherford Jr., the program sent … Read More

Honorary Alumnus Award

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Headshot of Lavoyed Hudgins

Lavoyed Hudgins: Safety and Service A graduate of Liberty University and the FBI National Academy, Hudgins came to Berea in 2010 after a distinguished career in law enforcement. In 1978, after his father was murdered in a robbery, Hudgins joined the Montgomery, Ala., police force. From there, he went on to serve as chief of police in the towns of … Read More

Homes Away From Home

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Two students work together to complete a project by Habitat for Humanity.

Berea College Students Jade Garner ’20 and Lee Meyers ’20 paint the interior of a home built by Habitat for Humanity. How a Berea student gives back to the organization that changed her life When sociology major Jade Garner ’20 began her first-year labor assignment as a custodian in the offices of the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service … Read More

Class Notes

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The Berea College Alumni Association enjoys hearing from Bereans from all over the world. The “Class Notes” section of Berea College Magazine reports verifiable news you wish to share with your alumni friends and associates: careers, weddings, retirements, births, and other items of importance to our alumni. Please include your class year and name used while attending Berea. Notes may … Read More

Bereans Helping Bereans

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Students smile at the camera as they enjoy their meal together.

Students enjoy their meal at the CIE (Photo: Shai Anderson ’08) Every winter, approximately 50 Berea College students remain on campus when their peers pack up, bid their friends goodbye and travel home for the holiday break. There are countless reasons why students stay. Many are international students who don’t have the time or funds to go home. A growing … Read More

The Angels of Spring Break

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A Berea College student cutting tile with a table saw

Kemo Jammeh cuts bathroom tile with a diamond saw at the St. Bernard Project worksite. He was taught on-site how to use it. Students Trade Fun in the Sun for Helping Others While spring break is famous for fun-filled excursions to the beach, some students resist that temptation and instead seek out service opportunities. Last spring, two groups of Berea … Read More

Distinguished Alumnus Award

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Jim Branscome sitting in a rocking chair

Jim Branscome: Fulfilling a Dream When Jim Branscome left Carroll County, Va., he came to Berea College with $300 in his pocket and a heart full of ambition. Majoring in history and political science, he graduated in 1968 and embarked on a successful 37-year career in journalism and later in finance. He was the first in his family to graduate … Read More

Learning Through Service

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Group photo of CELTS student workers in 2017-18

In a given year, CELTS employs approximately 70 students in primary labor positions. Here the student labor staff for the 2017-18 academic year gathered outside the CELTS office space in the Stephenson Building. The Center for Excellence in Learning through Service envisions an educational system that successfully combines community service with academic learning. Berea College students work with the community … Read More

Letter from the Editor

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Dear Berea Alumni and Friends, Since Berea’s founding, service to the region upon whose foothills Berea is located, has been fundamental to the function of the College and a product of the education with which our students leave. John G. Fee’s vision to educate the impoverished of all races and genders could only be met after meeting the needs of … Read More